Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Joint Proposal by Mobilian Corporation, Symbol Technologies, And NIST Selected as Recommend Practice by IEEE

Task Group's Technology Will Enable Solutions by Year-End



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mobilian Corporation

    PORTLAND, Ore. and HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Mobilian Corporation, a wireless systems company that designs and develops
 integrated circuits and software, and Symbol Technologies (NYSE:   SBL), a
 global leader in mobile data transaction systems, today announced that their
 joint proposal with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
 won confirmation by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
 (IEEE) 802.15.2 Coexistence Task Group as the basis for the "Recommended
 Practice" for Collaborative Coexistence between Wi-Fi(TM) (IEEE 802.11b
 wireless local area network) and Bluetooth technologies.
     The joint proposal will be published later this year as an IEEE
 "Recommended Practice" by the Task Group.  The final document will describe
 techniques that allow an intelligent "traffic cop" to optimize throughput when
 the two systems are located in the same device, while virtually eliminating
 interference.  Approval of this proposal will allow silicon providers to
 deliver solutions this year that meet the critical need for coexistence as
 both technologies become pervasive in the marketplace.
     "The coexistence of 802.11b and Bluetooth is key to the success of both
 standards.  The Symbol-NIST-Mobilian joint proposal provides the industry with
 the necessary components to effectively deal with coexistence issues between
 Bluetooth and 802.11 when operating within the same physical unit," said
 Mobilian's founder and CEO, Manpreet S. Khaira.  "We are very pleased that the
 IEEE 802.15.2 Task Group has confirmed the joint proposal.  We view this as a
 strong validation of Mobilian's technology in multi-standard, simultaneously
 operable radios that offer coexistence without compromise," added Khaira.
     Stephen Shellhammer, Senior Director at Symbol Technologies and
 Chairman of the IEEE 802.15.2 Coexistence Task Group, said, "We are pleased
 that the joint proposal was selected by the IEEE.  Symbol Technologies plans
 to continue supporting the IEEE in its efforts to ensure the coexistence of
 IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth devices."
 
     About Mobilian Corporation
     Founded in February 1999, Mobilian is a wireless systems company that
 develops chips, software, and reference designs to support multiple wireless
 radio standards seamlessly and cost effectively.  Mobilian's initial products
 are focused on the Wireless Personal Area Networking (WPAN) and Wireless Local
 Area Networking (WLAN) markets.  Mobilian operates out of three sites
 (Hillsboro, OR; San Diego, CA; Yoqne'am, Israel).  For more information, go to
 the Mobilian web site at www.mobilian.com.
 
     About Symbol Technologies
     Symbol Technologies, Inc., winner of the National Medal of Technology, is
 a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative
 customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice,
 application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture.  Symbol's
 wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the
 move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the
 Internet.  Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers
 and wireless LANs are utilized worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to
 transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal
 delivery, government, healthcare and education.  Symbol's systems and products
 are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store,
 to the enterprise and out to the home.
     Information about Symbol is available at www.symbol.com and 800-722-6234.
 
     Legal Notices Disclaimer:  The information in this press release is
 subject to change by Mobilian Corporation ("Mobilian") without notice.
 Trademarks Mobilian(TM) and Coexistence without Compromise(TM) are the
 property of Mobilian Corporation.  All other trademarks are provided for
 informational purposes only, and are the property of their respective owners.
 The information provided in this press release is provided "as is."
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Mastalir, Director, Corporate Marketing of
 Mobilian Corporation, 503-681-8600, ext. 235, or mark.mastalir@mobilian.com;
 or Jason Gedeik of New Venture Communications, 503-944-5506, or
 jasongedeik@newventurecom.com, for Mobilian Corporation; or Doug Picker of
 Symbol Technologies, Inc., 631-738-4699, or picker@symbol.com.
 
 

SOURCE Mobilian Corporation
    PORTLAND, Ore. and HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Mobilian Corporation, a wireless systems company that designs and develops
 integrated circuits and software, and Symbol Technologies (NYSE:   SBL), a
 global leader in mobile data transaction systems, today announced that their
 joint proposal with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
 won confirmation by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
 (IEEE) 802.15.2 Coexistence Task Group as the basis for the "Recommended
 Practice" for Collaborative Coexistence between Wi-Fi(TM) (IEEE 802.11b
 wireless local area network) and Bluetooth technologies.
     The joint proposal will be published later this year as an IEEE
 "Recommended Practice" by the Task Group.  The final document will describe
 techniques that allow an intelligent "traffic cop" to optimize throughput when
 the two systems are located in the same device, while virtually eliminating
 interference.  Approval of this proposal will allow silicon providers to
 deliver solutions this year that meet the critical need for coexistence as
 both technologies become pervasive in the marketplace.
     "The coexistence of 802.11b and Bluetooth is key to the success of both
 standards.  The Symbol-NIST-Mobilian joint proposal provides the industry with
 the necessary components to effectively deal with coexistence issues between
 Bluetooth and 802.11 when operating within the same physical unit," said
 Mobilian's founder and CEO, Manpreet S. Khaira.  "We are very pleased that the
 IEEE 802.15.2 Task Group has confirmed the joint proposal.  We view this as a
 strong validation of Mobilian's technology in multi-standard, simultaneously
 operable radios that offer coexistence without compromise," added Khaira.
     Stephen Shellhammer, Senior Director at Symbol Technologies and
 Chairman of the IEEE 802.15.2 Coexistence Task Group, said, "We are pleased
 that the joint proposal was selected by the IEEE.  Symbol Technologies plans
 to continue supporting the IEEE in its efforts to ensure the coexistence of
 IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth devices."
 
     About Mobilian Corporation
     Founded in February 1999, Mobilian is a wireless systems company that
 develops chips, software, and reference designs to support multiple wireless
 radio standards seamlessly and cost effectively.  Mobilian's initial products
 are focused on the Wireless Personal Area Networking (WPAN) and Wireless Local
 Area Networking (WLAN) markets.  Mobilian operates out of three sites
 (Hillsboro, OR; San Diego, CA; Yoqne'am, Israel).  For more information, go to
 the Mobilian web site at www.mobilian.com.
 
     About Symbol Technologies
     Symbol Technologies, Inc., winner of the National Medal of Technology, is
 a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative
 customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice,
 application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture.  Symbol's
 wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the
 move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the
 Internet.  Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers
 and wireless LANs are utilized worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to
 transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal
 delivery, government, healthcare and education.  Symbol's systems and products
 are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store,
 to the enterprise and out to the home.
     Information about Symbol is available at www.symbol.com and 800-722-6234.
 
     Legal Notices Disclaimer:  The information in this press release is
 subject to change by Mobilian Corporation ("Mobilian") without notice.
 Trademarks Mobilian(TM) and Coexistence without Compromise(TM) are the
 property of Mobilian Corporation.  All other trademarks are provided for
 informational purposes only, and are the property of their respective owners.
 The information provided in this press release is provided "as is."
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Mastalir, Director, Corporate Marketing of
 Mobilian Corporation, 503-681-8600, ext. 235, or mark.mastalir@mobilian.com;
 or Jason Gedeik of New Venture Communications, 503-944-5506, or
 jasongedeik@newventurecom.com, for Mobilian Corporation; or Doug Picker of
 Symbol Technologies, Inc., 631-738-4699, or picker@symbol.com.
 
 SOURCE  Mobilian Corporation