Spectralink launches new camera/barcode scanner for the PIVOT Enterprise Smartphone

Wavelink Logo Sydney, AustraliaSpectralink Corporation, the global leader in enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality industries, has launched a new dual-mode camera/barcode scanner for its PIVOT™:SC (8744) enterprise smartphone, a new multi-charger base station for its 87-Series Wi-Fi smartphones and two device management tools to streamline mobile deployment and management.

PIVOT dual-mode camera/barcode scanner

Based on the Android™ platform, the Spectralink PIVOT:SC incorporates a slim, streamlined design with an 8-Megapixel camera and new barcode scanner that integrates with Google™ Mobile Services (including Google Play™ and other Google applications) and XML applications. This new dual-mode camera/barcode scanner allows users to switch easily from camera to scanner mode, offering both capabilities in one streamlined unit, without the burden of additional weight from dedicated barcode scanning hardware. Users can flexibly select which buttons they want to initiate scanning from or simply tap the screen. The camera flash is optimised to facilitate fast aiming from any angle without having to use the display to view the barcode. Current Spectralink PIVOT:SC customers can easily add barcode scanning to their devices with the addition of a license to upgrade their devices to this latest version.
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Wavelink launches new Health Practice

Wavelink LogoWavelink, a value-added distributor of enterprise mobility and unified communications solutions, today launched its new health practice.  Paul Craven has been appointed to lead the health practice, with a focus on bringing together solutions for Wavelink’s partners targeting  public hospitals, private healthcare groups, and aged care facilities across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

The establishment of the Health Practice provides a level of specialisation to Wavelink’s partners by providing end customers with comprehensive solutions, not just hardware.  The premise of the practice is to build solutions from use cases that improve patient care and drive operational efficiency. Examples of such use cases includes location-based services, duress, surveillance, and workflow management. Wavelink is striving to provide technologies to its partners that can relate back to their customers’ needs.

Ilan Rubin, managing director, Wavelink, said, “Building on our extensive foundation in the industry, Wavelink has now formally established the Health Practice and undertaken a number of important steps to ensure an even greater focus on this growing market sector. This not only includes the appointment of Paul Craven, a seasoned industry professional with extensive experience in public health, who will head up the practice, but we have also invested heavily  in our product portfolio by bringing on new vendors that can meet the unique demands of the healthcare sector.”
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Digium launches next-generation IP phones for Asterisk and Switchvox phone systems

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Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, has announced the release of its line of next-generation IP phones, the D65, D62 and D60. Digium phones are the only IP handsets specifically engineered to fully leverage the power of Asterisk, the world’s most widely-adopted open source communications software, and Switchvox, Digium’s award-winning unified communications (UC) system. The new models feature a large, colour display with modern design and a sleek footprint that appeals to businesses of all sizes and users who desire state-of-the-art technology.

The newly released Digium phones include the following models:
• D65 – An executive-level, feature-rich HD phone with a 4.3 inch colour display, wireless headset support, 6-line keys with 20 scrolling pages of Rapid Dial/Busy Lamp Field (BLF) keys, and dual 10/100/1000 Mbps network ports. This model is ideal for executives and users who need a colour display, top-of-the-line features, and require Gigabit networking.
• D62 – A mid-level HD phone with a 4.3 inch colour display, 2-line keys, and dual 10/100/1000 Mbps network ports. This is Digium’s best value for users who need a colour display and require Gigabit networking.
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Wavelink to act as distributor of COBS SMART1 System in Australia and New Zealand

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Wavelink, a value added distributor of enterprise mobility and unified communications solutions, today announced an agreement with Swedish alarm and messaging producer, COBS AB to act as the distributor of the COBS SMART1 System throughout Australia and New Zealand. The SMART1 System will be available in August 2016.

The SMART1 solution comprises:
– a dual–mode, android-based smartphone for on-premises use, with DECT technology delivering HD voice, combined with Wi-Fi to enable high speed data and applications integration. The handsets are DECT GAP-compliant, meaning they can be added to any existing DECT system that is also GAP-compliant
– IP-DECT radio base stations to provide a complete wireless voice and messaging platform to greenfield sites
– software to manage message delivery, handsets, and applications.

Ilan Rubin, managing director, Wavelink, said, “Wavelink has been distributing DECT solutions in Australia and New Zealand for almost 18 years. The SMART1 solution perfectly complements our existing offering. It combines the best of DECT and Wi-Fi technology into a single, state-of-the-art device. It also has a number of specific features such as dedicated duress button, built-in location, top display for alarm and message display, ruggedised design, and push-to-talk capability; all of which are ideal for many of our partners’ healthcare customers.
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Wavelink delivers Extreme Networks solutions

Wavelink Logo Wavelink, a value added distributor of enterprise mobility and unified communications solutions, today announced an agreement with US-based software-driven networking company, Extreme Networks, to be a wireless mobility specialist for Extreme Networks solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

As part of the new agreement, Wavelink will have access to Extreme Networks’ full portfolio of solutions, including ExtremeWireless 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless LAN, the ExtremeSwitching range, and Extreme Networks’ acclaimed suite of network software including ExtremeAnalytics, ExtremeControl, and ExtremeManagement.

Ilan Rubin, Managing Director, Wavelink, said, “This new partnership gives Wavelink the ability to provide complete end-to-end network solutions to our resellers and their customers. Our focus to date has been solely on the supply of the wireless component of the network. Now, with the addition of Extreme Networks solutions, we can deliver a number of other network components, significantly increasing the value of the solution that our partners are delivering. There is significant overlap between Wavelink’s and Extreme’s target vertical markets such as healthcare, education, and manufacturing, creating additional synergies. We will not only be working on developing opportunities with our existing common partners, third party suppliers and end customers, but will also be expanding the Extreme offering to new resellers and end customers.
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Digium presents 2016 Pinnacle Awards to its outstanding channel partners

Annual awards recognise partners that excel at providing Digium’s Switchvox and Asterisk communications solutions combined with excellent customer service

Wavelink LogoMarch 15, 2016Digium, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, has announced the annual winners of its Pinnacle Awards, recognising the company’s outstanding channel partners around the world. Award winners were selected based on their annual sales from 2015 and commitment to excellent customer satisfaction. They are unparalleled in developing and growing their partnership with Digium and driving customer success for premises or cloud-based Switchvox business phone systems and Asterisk custom communications solutions. Partners are certified to sell Digium’s full offering of Unified Communications (UC) and VoIP business phone solutions, Asterisk hardware, IP phones, gateways and telephony interface cards.

“It’s an honour to recognise so many of our channel partners that are committed to servicing their customers and growing their businesses with Digium solutions,” said Wayne Landt, director of worldwide channel sales for Digium. “The Pinnacle Awards serve as appreciation and recognition for those partner organisations that have helped to expand our worldwide base of customers through the delivery of our affordable, feature-rich Switchvox phone system and custom Asterisk-based communication solutions.”
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Digium announces next-generation Switchvox business phone system for on-premises deployments

Switchvox 6 Delivers Higher Performance; Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

Wavelink LogoMarch 2, 2016Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, has announced the release of Switchvox 6, the latest version of its award-winning business phone system. Switchvox 6, available for on-premises deployments, delivers more efficient call handling, improved performance and an enhanced user experience. In addition, having undergone detailed test procedures, it has achieved VMware Ready™ status and is supported on VMware vSphere® signifying it can be deployed in production with confidence. Combining the most advanced version of Switchvox with VMware’s disaster recovery capabilities and scalability, Switchvox 6 provides small and medium-size businesses with an enterprise-class unified communications experience at a fraction of the cost.

Benefits of VMware include its high scalability, as well as its disaster recovery tools. Administrators can adjust system resources on the fly allowing a Switchvox 6 phone system to grow along with the organisation. Companies can also use snapshots to ensure more efficient backup and restoring, as well as deploy enterprise-level failover by combining Switchvox with VMware vSphere High Availability (HA). Read more ❯

Fortinet closes acquisition of Meru Networks

Wavelink LogoFortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, has announced it has closed the acquisition of Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking. With the close of this acquisition, Fortinet expands on its secure wireless vision and enterprise growth focus, broadens the company’s solutions portfolio, and expands its opportunity to uniquely address the $5B global enterprise Wi-Fi market with integrated and intelligent secure wireless solutions.

Fortinet’s proven solutions in secure Wi-Fi markets, with its FortiAP secure wireless access points and FortiWiFi integrated security appliances for enterprise branch offices and small businesses have been among the fastest growing products in the company’s “advanced technologies” portfolio. The addition of Meru’s intelligent Wi-Fi solutions to the Fortinet portfolio extends the delivery of a secure, uninterrupted user experience – anytime anywhere – providing peak performance in environments requiring high capacity load and a high-density of wireless users, such as enterprise, education, healthcare, and hospitality.
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Spectralink unveils next generation PIVOT for smart enterprise mobility applications

WorkSmart solution enhanced with new features and service options

Wavelink LogoFebruary 24, 2016Spectralink Corporation (“Spectralink”), a global leader in mobile communications solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced several feature and service enhancements to its PIVOT™ smartphone product line, including a new PIVOT model and new service offerings. These services and features extend the capabilities of PIVOT smartphones to support additional healthcare applications with lower total cost of ownership, addressing the need for critical mobile communication in acute care environments.

Key feature and service enhancements include a new PIVOT handset with rear facing camera, an Android™ 5.1 operating system update, next generation device management and configuration solution, new maintenance offerings, and additional device accessories. This latest generation solution builds on the proven quality, durability, and reliability of PIVOT smartphones used today in hospitals throughout the world. Read more ❯

Spectralink refreshes DECT handset portfolio of WorkSmart products

Wavelink LogoSeptember 8, 2015 — Spectralink Corporation (“Spectralink”), a global leader in wireless solutions for the workplace, has has announced a refresh of its 7000 Portfolio of DECT handsets, along with the addition of new models to the series to even better meet end user needs.

In today’s connected world, organisations are increasingly looking for devices that offer flexible mobility alongside the secure reliability required for the workplace. Designed with reliability and durability in mind, the Spectralink 7000 Portfolio handsets are built to address these challenges. They cater especially to usage within demanding workplace environments like those of the retail, manufacturing and healthcare sectors.

Spectralink will be rolling out upgrades to its 7000 Portfolio of handsets over the course of the remainder of the year, with updates to the functionality, design and usability of the devices.

“The latest refresh of Spectralink’s DECT portfolio demonstrates our continued dedication to solving the growing demand for workplace mobility and communications,” said Dan Mondor, CEO, Spectralink Corporation. “By adding new functionality to the DECT handsets, staff can be more efficient while also ensuring they operate safely in the most demanding workplace environments.” Read more ❯