|MobiFon and Calypso to trial real time 2-way video conferencing|
Posted: 03-May-2004 [Source: Calypso Wireless]
[MobiFon to conduct a field trial of Calypso's ASNAP(tm) technology enabling mobile users to seamlessly switch back and forth between GSM/GPRS networks and Wi-Fi networks using the 802.11 standard.]
Miami Lakes, FL -- Calypso Wireless Inc., manufacturer of video conferencing cellular phones, announced today that it has signed a field trial installation agreement with MobiFon, a mobile carrier partially owned by Vodafone.
According to the agreement between the two companies, MobiFon will conduct a field trial of Calypso Wireless' revolutionary ASNAP(tm) patented technology that enables mobile users to seamlessly switch back and forth between GSM/GPRS networks and Wi-Fi wireless local area networks (WLAN) utilizing the 802.11 standard. MobiFon customers using Calypso's ASNAP(tm) cellular phones will be able to access any Wi-Fi zones installed throughout Europe and access the Internet at broadband speeds of up to 11,000 Kbps per second (11Mbps) enabling movie-quality real-time video conferencing.
"This is a landmark agreement for Calypso Wireless. We expect contracts for the delivery of our products (such as Calypso cellular phones, WLAN Access Points and related hardware) and licensing of our ASNAP(tm) technology throughout Vodafone's worldwide network, upon the successful completion of the field trial. We are very excited since MobiFon and Vodafone have a roaming agreement with Cingular Wireless -- BellSouth and therefore our cellular phone will also work on the Cingular network,"' says Alfredo Sarrazin, Vice President of Sales of Calypso Wireless, Inc.
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