Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
British Telecom to test Bluetooth mobile solution with Sony Ericsson P800
Posted on 4-Aug-2003 22:35 | Tags Filed under: News


The technology supplied by Norwood Systems' Bluetooth-based EnterpriseMobility wireless voice and data networking solution has been included in trials for the BT Project Bluephone initiative.

The idea behind the Bluephone is to have a product later this year called Bluephone. The product will be available to residential and corporate customers.

The Bluephone idea is to have dual-mode fixed/wireless handset. It means you can use a mobile phone when in Bluephone-enabled sites and you make your call via your mobile phone over the fixed network rather than mobile network.

The user needs to be within range of a Bluephone-enabled site - home, office or maybe some public sites such as coffee shops - to have the call go across the PSTN network. When out of range, the handset will act as a standard mobile phone and send and receive calls over the GSM network.

Norwood is not the only technology supplier and John Lee, who is leading the convergence programme, of which Project Bluephone is a part, said: We have selected the Norwood solution as one of a set of different technologies that BT is trialling, as part of the research into the best means of delivering an initial product.

Norwood is also doing a trial of its EnterpriseMobility product with Damovo, an Australian IT provider. The product allows Voice over Bluetooth when in range of a suitable access point, thus reducing the use of mobile networks in office areas or homes equipped with this solution.

EnterpriseMobility runs over the existing Ethernet LAN by running voice over IP using the H.323 protocol. It will integrate with newly deployed LAN telephony products to make easy use of IP PBX, unified messaging and personal assistant functions. It removes the need for customised hardware as Bluetooth enabled devices are being released for the mass market.

For the British Telecom trial Sony Ericsson P800 are being used with a special software as a client. The trials should be finished by mid 2004 when the product is planned to go live.




comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 20-Feb-2017 22:38 (3117 replies)
Pages... 206 207 208


Silly Cricket Scoring
Created by tdgeek, last reply by andrew027 on 21-Feb-2017 00:15 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by MikeAqua on 20-Feb-2017 14:12 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Upgrade Home Wifi Network
Created by Dulouz, last reply by michaelmurfy on 19-Feb-2017 13:36 (14 replies)

Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by nas on 20-Feb-2017 21:56 (13 replies)

Asta la Vista, baby (Dotcom extradiction)
Created by sen8or, last reply by Geektastic on 21-Feb-2017 01:21 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Mortgage Rates - 2017 discussion
Created by lookout, last reply by joker97 on 20-Feb-2017 22:39 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Any server room guys here? We're moving into one of your old buildings. What are these cables?
Created by b0rg, last reply by chevrolux on 20-Feb-2017 19:20 (11 replies)