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
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.
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.
SOURCE SpectraLink Corp.