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Ascom i62 VoWiFi delivers longer battery life, enhances enterprise productivity


Ascom i62 VoWiFi delivers longer battery life, enhances enterprise productivity
Powered by Redpine Signals’ ultra-low power .11n chipset

Gothenburg, February 11, 2010 - Ascom Wireless Solutions, the leading supplier of on-site wireless communications, today announced that their new VoWiFi Ascom i62 handset delivers longer battery life and enhances enterprise productivity due to the Lite-Fi® ultra-low power 802.11n chipset from Redpine Signals, Inc.

Stefan Brämberg, Vice President of Technology for Ascom Wireless Solutions says, “Having seen the clear trend of wireless networks in enterprise based on the 802.11n protocol, we decided to equip our new generation phone with .11n capability. Redpine’s pioneering .11n chipset and their Wi-Fi expertise enabled us to solve a number of challenges involved in launching an 802.11n handset.”

Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals says, “Our Lite-Fi chipset used in the Ascom i62 handset includes a host of innovative features that bring high wireless performance, robust connectivity, advanced enterprise wide roaming capability, and extremely low energy consumption.”

The new Ascom i62 VoWiFi handset, available globally, replaces the previous model, the Ascom i75 and offers a new sleek design, high-resolution colour TFT display, is IP44 classified, offers a longer battery time, as well as a range of other upgrades. The Ascom i62 operates in the 5 GHz band, in addition to 2.4 GHz. The significantly lower traffic density in the higher band greatly reduces non-productive power consumption during packet retries and waiting for transmit opportunity.

“Looking beyond the successful introduction of the Ascom product with our ultra-low power 5GHz 802.11n connectivity, we believe we will be able to provide Ascom’s future products with cutting edge connectivity, including support for upcoming standards,” adds Venkat Mattela.

For more information contact:
Rebecca Ehlinger-Janzon
Marketing Campaign Manager
Ascom Wireless Solutions
Phone: +46 31 55 91 45
Fax +4631 55 00 95
Email: rebecca.janzon@ascom.se

Venkat Mattela
Chief Executive Officer
Redpine Signals, Inc.
Phone: +1408748 3385 x207
Email: venkat.mattela@redpinesignals.com


Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of innovative communication solutions providing integrated workflow intelligence for hospitals, senior care, and independent living, and other business areas where mission-critical communication is essential. Approximately 100 000 systems are installed globally. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their mission-critical communication processes. The solutions are based on Cellular, VoWiFi, IP-DECT, Nurse call and Paging technologies, smartly integrated via Ascom Unite into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 13 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (ASCN:SIX).

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra-low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments including industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC, and smart energy. Its technology portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n along with mobile WiMax (802.16e) and LTE technologies. The company has more than 110 employees worldwide. For more information on Redpine products, visit http://www.redpinesignals.com/  or contact Redpine at info@redpinesignals.com