NTT-ME Corp. displayed a digital cordless telephone system at the NetWorld+Interop 2002 show in Tokyo. The event was held in Makuhari, Chiba prefecture through July 5.
Using a cordless telephone based on Bluetooth wireless technology, it can communicate with other telephones and computers on the LAN network through a wireless base.
Bluetooth enables users to connect personal computers, cellular phones and other mobile devices via wireless links without the need for connecting cables.
It can also use personal computers connected with broadband circuits, such as asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL), as the gateway to communicate with fixed line telephones.
NTT-ME is studying the possibility of introducing the system not only to families and offices, but also to public facilities such as restaurants.
It will conduct experiments on both the digital cordless telephone system and the "neo mobile" system, which is an IEEE802.11b wireless LAN access service released before the digital cordless telephone system.
In concrete terms, Bluetooth bases will be established in areas such as convenience stores and station compounds covered by a neo mobile service area.
NTT-ME is expected to conduct field tests on the Bluetooth wireless telephone and Bluetooth adopter that supports USB, which were jointly developed by NTT-ME and Microtune Inc. of the United States, a wireless chipset vendor, as early as July.
It will use products from Commil Ltd. of Israel for the infrastructure, such as the equipment for building up a base and terminal management server.