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Motorola Turns the Desktop into a Mobile Virtual Office

Motorola recently introduced Total Enterprise Access and Mobility (TEAM), a unified, enterprise-class wireless communications platform that combines Windows Mobile-based Voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) smart phones with two servers, one for integration with traditional office PBX systems and the other for providing centralized provisioning and device management. Designed to provide enterprise users with mobile access to voice and data services normally tethered to the desk, Motorola said TEAM turns a traditional desktop into a mobile virtual office.

"The TEAM solution is designed from the ground up to provide the voice quality, interoperability, mobility, scalability, security, and user experiences that enterprises want," said Imran Akbar, Motorola's vice president and general manager of Converged Enterprise Communications. "The TEAM solution is architected as a non-intrusive overlay and can be easily deployed without changes to existing infrastructure."

According to Motorola, the TEAM solution takes VoWLAN beyond voice with mobile email, calendar/contact syncing, text messaging, Internet/intranet access, and the flexibility of Windows Mobile 6.1 for business applications. In addition to offering telephony services integrated with the PBX and enterprise-grade push-to-talk, the TEAM solution can also interoperate with existing two-way radio systems.

The TEAM solution is integrated into existing WLAN and PBX infrastructures, creating a single common platform for the delivery of integrated voice and data services. TEAM includes two servers: a wireless services manager (WSM) and a network services manager (NSM). The WSM provides push-to-talk services, text messaging and PBX interoperability, whereas the NSM provides centralized provisioning and management.

The system can scale from a few users to as many as 4,500 users. Motorola said the system will also easily incorporate future features, including dual-mode (VoWLAN and cellular), and the extension of services to other voice-capable Motorola devices such as mobile computers and bar code scanners.

Motorola's VoWLAN solution is available now in North America through the company's PartnerSelect program. Global availability is planned for early next year

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