Research In Motion Limited (RIM) is showcasing the BlackBerry WLAN solution, including the 802.11-enabled BlackBerry 7270 handheld, at VoiceCon 2006.
The BlackBerry 7270 wireless handheld connects through BlackBerry Enterprise Server to provide support for push-based email, instant messaging (IM), organizer, Internet and intranet applications and to make and receive wireless VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) calls through enterprise telephone systems (ie. IP-PBXs) via the industry-standard SIP (session initiation protocol).
In addition to providing push-based integration with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise and support for VoIP telephony through SIP, BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a wireless application platform.
In order to enable seamless integration with WLAN and IP-PBX systems, RIM has worked with industry standard protocols and WLAN and IP-PBX vendors to allow product interoperability and certification. The BlackBerry 7270 also supports most WLAN authentication and encryption standards and includes client software for many enterprise VPN gateways.
Device provisioning of the BlackBerry 7270 is provided through the BlackBerry Enterprise Server in the same manner as cellular based BlackBerry devices, with added IT policy controls for setting specific smart dialing, VoIP, VPN and WLAN rules.