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Spectralink introduces innovative voice over Wi-Fi device

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Global wireless solutions specialist Spectralink Corporation introduces PIVOT, an innovative voice over Wi-Fi device designed to help employees work smarter through excellent usability and assured reliability.

Spectralink’s PIVOT is a revolutionary WorkSmart solution that improves workplace communication by combining smartphone-like features with the quality, durability and reliability essential for in-building mobile employees.

PIVOT expands the Spectralink portfolio of Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) handsets to deliver enterprise-grade, on-site voice mobility with a user-friendly interface on an extensible application platform. 

While consumer smartphones continue to make their way into business environments, they are not always the right choice for the specialised needs of in-building mobile employees in industries such as healthcare, retail and manufacturing. Despite portability and the ability to access content on-the-go, consumer-grade smartphones lack the security, voice quality, durability and integration needed for these businesses. 

Built on the industry-standard Android operating system, PIVOT bridges the gap between smartphones and purpose-built mobile solutions with key differentiators including ease-of-use, ergonomic design, HD voice quality, seamless VoWi-Fi roaming, durability, broad telephony support and WLAN interoperability, and predictable ROI. A Spectralink application ecosystem offers specialised industry applications for users to customise their devices to their unique workflow requirements.

Spectralink CEO Sten Dyrmose comments that PIVOT will transform organisations by enabling in-building mobile employees to work smarter. The PIVOT was developed based on customer feedback and by assessing how handsets are used in everyday situations. Given the rigorous requirements customers demand of their devices, PIVOT far surpasses the many limitations of smartphones designed for consumers. 

For example, nurses and retail associates work directly with patients and customers for much of their shift, so having the ability to reliably make voice calls, access data and utilise specialised applications and solutions such as barcode scanners is critical to doing their job well. PIVOT is instantly familiar, purpose-built and dependable, and will significantly improve communication and workflow within organisations. 

Key features of PIVOT handsets include Android-based user interface; 4.3-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen display, and patent-pending ergonomic grip; integration with enterprise Android and XML applications for improved workflow; access to web-based applications and resources; customisability to adapt to personal preferences and needs; superior durability, longevity and support; excellent voice quality from any in-building location; enterprise level security and privacy; over-the-air management and update capabilities; and integrated 1D and 2D barcode scanner. 

Alaa Saayed, Senior Industry Analyst for Frost & Sullivan notes that PIVOT has intelligently embraced the 'WorkSmart' concept to combine the best of consumer smartphones with the ruggedness and quality of a VoWLAN device, delivering specific applications and features needed for vertical industries through a smartphone form-factor. 

The handsets can be easily field upgraded to new software features via a new licensing process, which allows further customisation and cost savings. In partnership with the Spectralink applications development ecosystem, PIVOT opens up new opportunities for end-user productivity solutions. 

Specialising in the supply, marketing and support of leading edge Enterprise Mobility and UC Solutions, Wavelink distributes a range of products from Spectralink, Meru Networks, Digium, Polycom, AirTight and Nomadix.

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