Trapeze first to deliver Wi-Fi-to-cellular convergence

DQC Bureau
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Trapeze Networks, provider of the wireless LAN (WLAN)

mobility system, became the first WLAN infrastructure provider to demonstrate

seamless mobility between a Wi-Fi and cellular network. Trapeze and DiVitas

Networks, a provider of unified mobility solutions for enterprise networks,

teamed up to successfully demonstrate interoperability between each company's

wireless platforms over any dual-mode handset that supports Windows Mobile 05.


The companies successfully tested a voice-over-wireless

application, handing off voice-over-wireless LAN calls from a Trapeze WLAN to

the cellular network, for seamless roaming over the best available network.

"The first wireless LAN that Trapeze released three

years ago was architected with the features necessary to deliver

business-critical voice services over wireless," said Dan Simone, CTO for

Trapeze. "We have extended that very same architecture to deliver the

Wi-Fi-to-cellular services that customers are demanding. This significant

accomplishment represents the first step toward the fixed mobile convergence of

these two technologies."

In conjunction with this successful interoperability test,

Trapeze unveiled the new Mobility System Software (MSS) plus a new series of

wireless LAN Mobility Exchange switches — the MX-200 and MX-216 — both of

which are fully optimized to support the Wi-Fi-to-cellular convergence.

The new MX-200 is designed for data center deployment and

includes two Gigabit ethernet ports.