Telular Launches New Line of Fixed Cellular Phones at CTIA Wireless 2005
NEW ORLEANS — New CDMA2000(R) 1X and GSM/GPRS Fixed Cellular Phones Offer an Alternative to Traditional Wireline Service in Global Markets
Telular Corporation (Nasdaq:WRLS) today announced the expansion of its market-leading portfolio of fixed cellular devices with a new line of Phonecell(R) fixed cellular phones for use on CDMA2000(R) 1X and GSM/GPRS networks worldwide. The new Phonecell SX6P product line allows wireless carriers around the world to provide basic phone service to their customers using the convenience of the wireless network, in places where traditional wired landline service is inefficient, too costly or even impossible to deploy.
The new Phonecell SX6P-300C products use CDMA2000 1X technology and operate in either the 800 MHz or the 1900 MHz frequency band. The Phonecell products provide voice communications with near wireline quality, as well as high-speed packet data for access to the Internet, circuit-switched data and SMS text messaging in an attractive desktop phone. For Asian markets that require it, R-UIM (Removable-User Identity Module) compatibility is available as an option. The R-UIM stores both network parameters and subscriber profile, similar to the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) used in GSM devices.
For carriers operating GSM/GPRS networks, Telular’s new Phonecell SX6P-300G products provide dual-band coverage in either the 850/1900 MHz frequencies or the 900/1800 MHz frequencies. These products also provide high-quality voice, along with high-speed GPRS packet data, circuit-switched data and SMS text messaging. Supporting popular GSM supplementary services, the Phonecell SX6P GSM/GPRS products provide consumers with the convenience of the wireless network for home, office and commercial uses. The SX6P also features AMR (Advanced Multi Rate vocoder) to optimize speech quality and efficiency. The products are ideal for both TDMA operators evolving their networks to GSM and GSM operators expanding their network coverage.
“With the simultaneous launch of both the CDMA2000 1X and the GSM/GPRS versions of our new Phonecell SX6P products, Telular is again demonstrating its leadership in the fixed cellular marketplace, as the only global supplier of all major standards in fixed cellular products,” said Jeff Krevitt, senior vice president of marketing for Telular. “This product line allows us to provide a range of choices to our customers around the world.”
The Phonecell SX6P phones include convenient text messaging using a large, easy-to-read backlit LCD display and backlit keypad. The phones come with several standard convenience features including speakerphone, large phone book capable of storing up to 99 entries, speed dialing, and up to three stored emergency numbers. An optional internal rechargeable battery is also available, which enables backup operation in case of power outages. The products also support multiple languages for worldwide markets, and can be placed on a desktop or wall-mounted.
“Telular’s Phonecell products have been very well received in both CDMA and GSM markets around the world,” noted Krevitt. “Our new SX6P models are now undergoing type approval with the world’s major wireless carriers, and are available for immediate volume shipments as these approvals are completed.”
Telular’s Phonecell SX6P phones will be showcased at booth #2745 and at the Wireless Home display (exhibit #7115) at CTIA Wireless taking place March 14-16, 2005 in New Orleans.
About Telular Corporation
Telular Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacturing of wireless products. Telular’s proprietary telecommunications interface technology enables standard phones, fax machines, computer modems or monitored alarm systems to utilize available cellular wireless service for either primary or back-up telecommunications. Telular’s product lines incorporate the world’s leading cellular standards (CDMA, GSM, TDMA, AMPS) and are marketed worldwide. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Telular has regional sales offices in Atlanta, Miami, London, Singapore, Beijing, Mexico City and Johannesburg. For further company information, visit Telular at http://www.telular.com
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Please be advised that some of the information in this release presents the Company’s intentions, beliefs, judgments and expectations of the future and are forward-looking statements. It is important to note that the Company’s actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings, including but not limited to the Company’s report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003. Copies of these filings may be obtained by contacting the Company or the SEC.
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