WiFi SIP Cellular to Be Released

Voice over IP users will soon have an easier time staying in touch while on the road. Pulver Innovations will be releasing it's long awaited WiFi-enabled SIP phone, a small cellular unit that allows a user to make and receive IP-to-IP VoIP telephone calls from an internet "hot-spot," on Sep. 22.

Voice over IP users will soon have an easier time staying in touch while on the road.

Pulver Innovations will be releasing it's long awaited WiFi-enabled SIP phone, a small cellular phone that allows a user to make and receive IP-to-IP VoIP telephone calls from an internet "hot-spot," on September 22nd.The WiSIP

The WiSIP, as the phone is called, will have a price tag of $249.95, and will come pre-configured to work with the Free World Dialup VoIP community directory. The WiSIP, which will operate on the 802.11b wireless networking standard and support the G.711 codec, will also be able to make and receive calls to and from other networks, such as SIPPhone and IAXTel.

Jeff Pulver, CEO of Pulver Innovations, said the WiSIP will be released to coincide with the first day of VON 2003, a four-day conference for VoIP industry leaders and users that will open in Boston on Sept. 22.

The WiSIP will be the second SIP cellular phone on the market. Earlier this year, Cisco Systems released its $595 cellular SIP, though the phone, marketed primarily to corporate office users, requires a PBX environment to operate.

Pulver said his offering will work in an office or anywhere there is an "open hot-spot." Initially, the phone will not operate in a paid WiFi environment, such as those in Starbuck's coffee houses and other locales.

"We're working on authentication so that the WiSIP can be used at Starbuck's," said Pulver, noting that the WiSIP will be user upgradeable via TFTP. "That functionality will be released soon."

The WiSIP will be packaged with a recharging stand and battery that allows 4 hours of talk time and 3 days of standby time.

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