Motorola rolled out a pair of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) smartphones in its continuing push to make the all-wireless enterprise a reality.
The VoWLAN handhelds, the EWP1000 and the semi-rugged EWP2000 smartphones, are the first offering from Motorola's Total Enterprise and Access Mobility (TEAM) integrated voice and data portfolio and were designed to offer users instant mobile access to voice and data services that are typically only available while sitting at a desk.
According to Imran Akbar, vice president and general manager of converged communications in Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Business, the goal of the handhelds is to "take VoWLAN beyond voice" and add in mobile e-mail, calendar and contact syncing, text messaging, Internet and intranet access along with running Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system for applications.
The devices, coupled with two new servers -- the Wireless Services Manager and the Network Services Manager -- build a system that offers toll-quality telephony services integrated with the PBX and enterprise-grade push-to-talk functionality. The TEAM solution also can interoperate with existing two-way radio systems.