Certified 802.11n Interoperability of Ascom i62 with Enterasys WLAN Solutions Ensures Wired-Like Voice Quality

Ascom Wireless Solutions, the leading supplier of on-site mobile mission critical communications, and Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications company and premier global provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions, today announced they have certified interoperability between their VoWiFi handset, the Ascom i62 and the Enterasys 3600 series wireless access points.

Peter Hardi, vice president, international marketing and product management for Ascom Wireless Solutions commented, “We are happy to work with Enterasys to deliver a joint solution meeting the needs of both our customers. This cooperation guarantees that customers can rely on a secure and high performance VoWiFi solution based on 802.11n standards. It will enable us to provide our customers a more comprehensive mobile enterprise solution.”

“We have designed, validated, and tested these solutions in order to meet the high expectations of our mutual customers in the areas of superior performance, best in class reliability, and quality of service,” said Ram Appalaraju, vice president of marketing for Enterasys Networks. “Ascom and Enterasys have worked to develop a solution that exceeds the standard WiFi interoperability certifications. We are providing higher call capacities at greater ranges, with better call quality for each user. This meets end user expectation for wired-like performance with seamless mobility.”

The solutions were jointly tested at the Ascom Interoperability Lab and the Enterasys Wireless Interoperability Lab. The interoperability testing started with an emphasis on basic connectivity, with further testing conducted to ensure high security support, quality of service, mobility, stability and performance during roaming. On-going interoperability testing will be performed for new software releases or feature enhancements to ensure continual interoperability between the companies’ solutions.

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company’s OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.