Sunday, May 21, 2006

Linksys Ships Wireless G VoIP Phones

IRVINE, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Linksys(R), a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., the recognized leading provider of voice, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business customer, today announced the immediate availability of its WIP300 and WIP330 Wireless-G IP Phones. The WIP300 and WIP330 are the first in a line of Wireless IP telephony products from Linksys that will enable users to make low-cost Voice over IP (VoIP) calls through 802.11g wireless networks.

"Voice over IP has clearly emerged as the future of telephone communication and Linksys is leading the way," said Tarun Loomba, director, product management, Linksys. "With the launch of our family of WiFi phones, we can take the technology to a whole new level."

WiFi phones from Linksys enable high-quality VoIP service through a Wireless-G network and high-speed Internet connection. While both phones provide clear and reliable voice communication over broadband networks, users can select the appropriate phone and Voice over IP Service Provider for their specific needs.


An intuitive user interface on the WIP330 allows users to quickly and easily configure the handset to access available Wireless-G networks. With its built-in Internet browser, the WIP330 can attach to wireless networks including public hotspots which require user name or password access. The browser can also be used to access web-based email, view web sites or even receive Internet-based video, such as that sent by the Linksys WVC54GC Wireless-G Compact Internet Video Camera.

Features of the WIP330 include: * Support for SIP v2 standards * Compliance with IEEE 802.11b/g standards * 2.2-inch color LCD display * Support for Quality of Service (QoS) * Enhanced power savings * 3-way conferencing, call hold and resume, and caller ID * Fast Hotspot Authentication * Support for auto-provisioning using HTTP or HTTPS for configuration and upgrades WIP300

SecureEasySetup (SES) functionality on the WIP300 makes establishing a connection with a Linksys Wireless-G router as easy as pressing two buttons, one on the phone and one on the router. A highly secure WPA-encrypted connection is established that allows the user to make VoIP calls from within that network.

Features of the WIP300 include: * Support for SIP v2 standards * Compliance with IEEE 802.11b/g standards * 1.8-inch color LCD display * Call forwarding, call transfer, call history * Backlit keypad * RF and battery level indication * WiFi survey tool * Connection status button * USB charger interface WiFi Phone Requirements

Both the WIP330 and WIP300 require a broadband Internet connection, a wireless router or access point with DHCP server, and activated VoIP service.

Pricing and Availability

The WIP300 and WIP330 are available immediately through authorized Linksys distributors with estimated street prices of $219.99 and $369.99 respectively. Additional products from the Linksys family of WiFi phones will be launched in the second half of 2006.

About Linksys

Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. is the recognized leader in Voice, Wireless and Ethernet networking hardware for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit .

Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Other brands and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Copyright (C) 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

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