SpectraLink Unveils Its Next Generation Wi-Fi Telephones

NetLink 8000 Series Wireless Telephones First to Support Enterprise Voice

Over 802.11a/b/g

Jan 03, 2007, 00:00 ET from SpectraLink Corp.

    BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 3, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraLink
 Corp. (Nasdaq:   SLNK), the leader in workplace wireless telephony, today
 announced its next-generation Wi-Fi telephony handsets, the NetLink 8000
 Series Wireless Telephones. The new NetLink 8000 Series handsets are the
 first commercially available enterprise-grade handsets to support the IEEE
 802.11a, b and g radio standards, allowing businesses to choose the most
 appropriate Wi-Fi implementation for application segmentation, interference
 mitigation and user density.
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     The NetLink 8000 Series Wireless Telephones enhance SpectraLink's
 market-leading Wi-Fi telephony platform with the industry's longest talk
 times and added durability and resilience for improved reliability in all
 types of enterprise environments. Additional enhancements include a slim,
 lightweight design and a larger display screen. Two models are available:
 the basic NetLink 8020 Wireless Telephone, and the enhanced NetLink 8030
 Wireless Telephone supporting SpectraLink's exclusive integrated
 push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities, now enhanced with 24 PTT channels plus a
 unique priority channel for emergency broadcast applications.
     "I expect that over time VoFi (voice over IP over Wi-Fi) phones will
 become the norm in most enterprises, replacing traditional desktop wired
 phones," said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the mobile and wireless
 advisory firm Farpoint Group (Ashland, Mass.). "The NetLink 8000 Series is
 a very positive step in this direction, and I'm especially enthusiastic
 about the inclusion of .11a and .11g, which will significantly enhance
     "SpectraLink has led the Wi-Fi telephony market since 1999, and we
 continue to be the leading innovator in this industry," said John Elms,
 SpectraLink president and CEO. "We strive to meet our customers' demand for
 enterprise-grade functions and quality, and their interoperability
 requirements for leveraging their wireless and voice networks. The NetLink
 8000 Series handsets offer customers even more choice when it comes to
 deploying wireless communications in the workplace."
     The NetLink 8000 Series Wireless Telephones continue SpectraLink's
 legacy of designing handsets and accessories to meet the rigors of
 workplace applications. Weighing less than four ounces (depending on
 handset model and Battery Pack), the NetLink 8000 Series handsets are light
 yet robust. Key features and capabilities include:
     *  A simple user interface with four-way navigation and four softkeys to
        facilitate access to business telephone features and minimize user
     *  Integrated speakerphone for hands-free and wireless conferencing
     *  Four-, six- and eight-hour talk-time interchangeable Battery Packs to
        support the most demanding enterprise usage requirements, along with
        desktop and standalone four-position charging options.
     *  Support for SpectraLink's Open Application Interface (OAI), allowing
        two-way text messaging support for a wide array of enterprise
        applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) systems,
        environmental controls, security and alarm systems, nurse call systems,
        and database access.
     *  Compliance with MIL STD 810F standard for shock and vibration and the
        IP 53 standard for liquid and dust resistance.
     *  Compatibility with enterprise-grade Wi-Fi networks with
        interoperability and performance guaranteed through SpectraLink's Voice
        Interoperability for Enterprise Wireless (VIEW) Certification Program.
     *  Excellent voice quality on converged Wi-Fi networks utilizing
        SpectraLink Voice Priority (SVP) or Wireless Multimedia (WMM)
        (depending on Wi-Fi infrastructure support).
     *  Secure, private conversations using Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2).
     The NetLink 8000 Series Wireless Telephones offer all the benefits of
 traditional NetLink handsets while offering improved capacity, durability
 and usability.
     Availability & Pricing
     SpectraLink NetLink 8000 Series Wireless Telephones will begin shipping
 in the first quarter of 2007. List price for the NetLink 8020 Wireless
 Telephone is $595, while the PTT-enabled NetLink 8030 Wireless Telephone is
 priced at $675.
     About NetLink Wireless Telephones
     NetLink Wireless Telephones operate on a converged voice and data
 network to reduce costs and simplify management while significantly
 improving employee mobility, responsiveness, and productivity. NetLink
 Wireless Telephones provide the richest functionality while integrating
 with the broadest range of enterprise applications and networks. Through
 the Open Application Interface (OAI), the NetLink Wireless Telephones
 provide two-way text messaging and alarm integration for applications such
 as paging, nurse call, alarm and CRM systems to improve communication
 throughout an enterprise.
     About SpectraLink
     SpectraLink, the leader in workplace wireless telephony, delivers the
 power of mobile voice and messaging applications to businesses worldwide.
 Seamlessly integrating with VoIP and traditional telephony platforms,
 SpectraLink's scalable technology provides instant access to people and
 business-critical information. SpectraLink handsets free on-premises
 employees to be more accessible, productive and responsive. For more
 information, visit www.spectralink.com or call 1 800 676 5465.
     This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to
 many risks and uncertainties, including new product offerings may be
 delayed and/or may not generate increased future sales; new mergers or
 acquisitions may not result in increased future sales of SpectraLink's
 products and services; adverse changes in economic and business conditions
 affecting SpectraLink's customers; the intensely competitive nature of the
 wireless communications industry, and a customer preference to buy all
 telephone communications systems from a single source provider that
 manufactures and sells PBX or key/hybrid systems; changes in rules and
 regulations of the FCC; and the anticipated growth of the market for
 on-premises Wireless Telephone Systems. More information about potential
 risk factors that could affect our results is available in SpectraLink's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K for the
 year ended December 31, 2005, and subsequent Form 10-Q filings.

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