February 3, 2005
The new client permits users to initiate and receive calls using a single number on cellular and IP networks.
PCTEL, Inc (NASDAQ:PCTI) announced today completion of development of its VoIP-Enabled Roaming Client (Roaming Client-VE).
The Roaming Client-VE, when deployed with a compatible server, for users with the latest converged devices (e.g., a 3G/WiFi Smart Phone), will allow consumers to initiate a VoIP call from a Wi-Fi HotSpot and then maintain that call while roaming onto a cellular network.
The initial release will roam in standby mode. Features include connection management, profile management, Wi-Fi HotSpot authentication and 802.1x / WPA security, on wireless networks.
Additionally, the Roaming Client-VE includes a Voice Dialer that operates on both cellular and IP networks. It uses SIM-EAP for authentication. Using a single user interface, a user can share contacts, call histories, and other common phone features.
PCTEL developed its Roaming Client-VE in cooperation with a leading Mobile VoIP infrastructure vendor. The commercial relationship will be announced at the 3GSM World Congress, scheduled for February 14-17 in Cannes, France.