NEC Infrontia Corp. has announced plans to develop wireless IP phones based on Microsoft Windows CE operating system. The plan was announced today, in accordance with the technical cooperation of Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corporation, at the Spring 2004 Voice on the Net (VON) Trade Show & Expo in Santa Clara, California. NEC Infrontia’s wireless IP phones will run Windows CE, Microsoft’s advanced real-time operating system, and leverage a new innovative hardware platform from Intel.
The IP phones will enable enterprise customers to utilize wireless local area networks (LAN). Through tight integration with desktop and server applications the IP phones will allow enterprise customers to leverage their existing IT infrastructure.
“The Windows CE platform allows us to offer premium features such as instant messaging, alerts and multimedia services to our customers and end users,” said Toshio Kita, associate senior vice president of i-communication systems group at NEC Infrontia. “The Intel hardware platform contains wireless technologies enabling our upcoming IP phones to process high speed operations at any places through the Internet.”
NEC Infrontia has been cooperating with Microsoft for two years to deliver IT communication systems and terminals across various markets.
“NEC Infrontia, Intel and Microsoft share a common vision for delivering the next generation of VoIP-enabled devices,” said Scott Horn, director of the embedded devices group at Microsoft. “Together we are cooperating to develop advanced, feature-rich and easy-to-use Wi-Fi phones.”
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About NEC Infrontia
Founded in 1918, NEC Infrontia (TSE: 6705) has dedicated itself to the manufacture and the development of telecommunication systems, internet appliances, and mobile, wireless equipments. The company has established a global market as a result of aggressive involvement in overseas activities from an early stage. The company is able to offer superior hardware products and systems that meet the needs of the information society.For further information, please visit the NEC Infrontia home page at: www.necinfrontia.co.jp
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