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.
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