Xten Networks, Inc. will make its softphones, along with Symbol Technologies, Inc.'s handheld mobile computers, available for channel partner offerings later this year.
Xten software on Symbol handheld computers will provide a mobile voice solution that enables next generation connectivity and collaboration across Symbol's voice capable Windows Mobile platforms. The first product supported is the MC50 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA). Xten demonstrated the handheld SIP softphones with the Symbol MC50 EDA at the Voice on the Net show in March of this year.
Introduced in October 2004 (read more), the MC50 is the first in a new family of EDA products specifically designed for business-essential applications within the enterprise environment with a particular focus on durability, manageability and lifecycle management. Featuring industry-standard-based and additional Symbol wireless security capabilities, the MC50 also includes integrated voice capability with a designed-for-voice electrical and mechanical design. With the MC50, VoIP solutions can be deployed enabling in-building and on-campus communications for real-time responses and improved customer satisfaction.
Xten's softphones for Windows, MAC OS X and Pocket PC are software applications, which run on devices such as personal computers (PCs) or personal digital assistants (PDAs) or can be integrated into web pages or web applications. When an Xten softphone is connected to a service provider's network, the user can make and receive calls to and from other "on-net" callers (IP-to-IP) and/or "off-net" callers (IP-to-PSTN/Cellular) with the same quality of service they would expect from their IP handset at a fraction of the cost, while providing more features and functionality than the IP handset.