Wavelink, Datalogic Launch Push-to-Talk Solution

By PRESS RELEASE — January 16, 2009

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Wavelink Corporation announced Wavelink Communicator, a client-side, push-to-talk solution that enables organizations to add two-way radio functionality to their existing ruggedized and voice-enabled mobile devices.

Wavelink Communicator provides push-to-talk communication that allows users to hold private conversations between any voice-enabled computers -- mobile or desktop -- running a Windows platform. By residing completely client-side, it eliminates the need for costly server-side hardware and software and can be deployed in a matter of minutes.

"By adding Wavelink Communicator to our wireless solutions, we continue to enable companies to get the most out of their existing hardware investments," said Lamar Van Wagenen, president of Wavelink. "Organizations can essentially turn any ruggedized mobile devices running Windows into walkie-talkies to enhance communication and improve efficiency across the company."

With Wavelink Communicator, companies can add push-to-talk functionality without purchasing new devices with costly monthly service plans or usage charges. Users only need to carry one mobile device and the initiation of a call does not disrupt other processes or actions taking place on the device.

"Voice capabilities are now core to mobile applications in retail, warehouse and field force automation markets where Datalogic Mobile is a market leader. Now existing Datalogic Kyman and Pegaso mobile computer users can add push-to-talk functionality with Wavelink Communicator," said Tom Burke, director of worldwide product marketing for Datalogic Mobile. "Our strategic partnership with Wavelink is founded on maximizing value for mobile computer users, and Wavelink Communicator continues in that direction."

Features of Wavelink Communicator include:

  • One-to-one and one-to-many modes enable employees to communicate privately, across pre-defined groups or globally.
  • Multiple channel support for setting up and labeling unique channels for different groups or departments. Users can also transmit across multiple channels simultaneously.
  • Caller ID identifies speaker as well as all other active participants on the channel.
  • Paging function establishes a user-defined page key to initiate paging process.
  • Beep on Talk to alert users when a call is established.
  • Support for 802.11a/b/g wireless networks and computers running on Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Windows 2000/XP/Vista.
About Wavelink
Founded in 1992, Wavelink Corporation is the leading provider of multi-vendor mobile application development and mobile device and infrastructure management software. Wavelink's technology solves the unique challenges involved in deploying, managing and controlling today's enterprise mobility systems, and facilitates peak performance from frontline staff. Wavelink's emulation product family is the industry standard in providing host connectivity solutions. More than 8,500 companies in the retail, manufacturing, government and logistics industries rely on Wavelink to accelerate application delivery, reduce device management and support costs, and tighten network security.

About Datalogic Mobile

Datalogic Mobile, part of the Datalogic Group, is a global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers. We focus on warehousing solutions, field-force automation, and retail applications. Our diverse product range includes pocket-sized mobile computers, pistol grip computers, and industrial PDAs designed to keep workers connected to their enterprise inside or outside their four walls. Our mobile computers use CCX certified radios for maximum security and leverage GSM/GPRS/EDGE for on-the-go connectivity. Datalogic Mobile has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Eugene, Oregon and strong worldwide presence with offices in over 20 countries and over 800 partners worldwide.


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