Symbol Technologies Wireless Infrastructure Products Certified by Spectralink

Symbol Technologies Wireless Infrastructure Products Certified by Spectralink

Interoperability Certification of Industry-Leading Wireless Switches and Access Port Helps Drive Converged Solutions

2005-12-12 08:30:00 Holtsville, NY

Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company™, today announced its wireless infrastructure products successfully completed SpectraLink's (NASDAQ: SLNK) Voice Interoperability for Enterprise Wireless (VIEW) Certification Program. The Symbol WS5000 and WS5100 Wireless Switch, and AP300 Access Port were thoroughly tested in SpectraLink's lab to validate interoperability, call capacity and voice quality with SpectraLink's NetLink Wireless Telephones.

SpectraLink's VIEW Certification provides Symbol customers with confidence that their voice solution was tested for interoperability and performance. The certification also validates the excellent voice quality, seamless roaming, maximum capacity and robust network security offered by Symbol's products. Certification requirements focus on adhering to industry standards for Wi-Fi networks and meeting the rigorous performance requirements that are necessary for supporting enterprise voice clients.

"Symbol customers understand the value of extending desktop phone functionality in a wireless environment, empowering staff to talk and roam throughout a campus while working," said Anthony Bartolo, vice president and general manager of Symbol's Wireless Infrastructure Division. "Our continued strategy is to offer a range of voice-optimized end-to-end systems with partners such as SpectraLink to deliver converged solutions to the enterprise customer."

"The decision to deploy a wireless VoIP system was simple - hospitals do not permit the use of cellular phones while in their buildings," said Michel Poitras, head of IT and Telecom service at Fleury Hospital. "We installed Symbol WS5100 Wireless Switches and AP300 Access Ports throughout our facility to provide a robust wireless infrastructure for supporting both data and voice traffic, and promote staff mobility. The Fleury Hospital staff uses SpectraLink NetLink Wireless Telephones to increase productivity and efficiency, and provide improved patient care while being mobile."

The award-winning WS5000 and WS5100 Wireless Switches and AP300 Access Port provide secure, wireless transport for business-critical applications, enabling information movement to and from the point of business activity, thereby increase productivity. Symbol's wireless infrastructure provides sub-second, pre-emptive roaming and data load balancing that are critical for "walk while you work" enterprise mobility environments.

"SpectraLink VIEW Certification gives Symbol customers the confidence that their WLAN will properly support SpectraLink voice applications," said Geri Mitchell-Brown, SpectraLink director of business development. "Our expertise in Wi-Fi telephony helps Symbol deliver the best possible wireless infrastructure for supporting mobile voice applications in the enterprise."

To learn more about Symbol's wireless voice solutions, visit and, and the Symbol Wireless Knowledge Center at

About Symbol Technologies

Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company™, is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies.

About SpectraLink

SpectraLink, the leader in workplace Wi-Fi telephony, delivers the power of mobile voice and messaging applications to businesses worldwide. Seamlessly integrating with VoIP and traditional telephony platforms, SpectraLink's scalable technology provides instant access to people and business-critical information. SpectraLink handsets free on-premises employees to be more accessible, productive and responsive. For more information, visit or call 1-800-676-5465.

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