SOURCE: Paragon Wireless

September 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Paragon Wireless Introduces the World's First SIP-Based Windows Mobile Dual-Mode Handset

Windows-Based Handset Launches at VON Boston, September 12-14, 2006 in Booth 707

RICHARDSON, TX and BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Paragon Wireless (, the leading dual-mode (Cellular/VoWLAN) technology provider to global wireless OEMs, cellular design houses, ISP operators, IP-PBX vendors, and VoIP operators alike, announced the launch of the world's first SIP-based Windows mobile dual-mode handset at the VON show in Boston.

The hipi-2200 is the next generation in integrated dual-mode handsets. Utilizing Paragon Wireless' proven VoWLAN/GSM dual-mode voice technology, the hipi-2200 adds the Windows Mobile 5.0® operating system to further expand the usability and functionality of this extremely versatile handset. With the built in support for email, web browsing, the MP3/MP4 player and the camcorder/recorder on a Windows Mobile® platform, users can access the Internet, listen to music and take and review pictures all from one easily carried handset, that also serves as their mobile phone. The 1100mAh Li-ion battery offers users up to 4 hours of talk time or 100 hours of standby time, with both GSM and WiFi radios simultaneously active, making the hipi-2200 the only handset users need to carry.

According to Ilkka Pouttu, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Paragon Wireless, "The hipi-2200 changes the way enterprises -- and individuals -- communicate with each other. Organizations can immediately measure their ROI, while workers can access all the information they need from one handset. The hipi-2200 joins our product line as a result of our commitment to dual-mode product development, our experience in the handset market, and our continuous improvement to dual-mode technologies such as FMC features, security, power management, roaming, and over-the-air management of handsets. Paragon is able to offer a family of dual-mode handsets which are cost-effective technology leaders," said Pouttu.

The hipi-2200's feature-set takes the landscape of handset technology as we know it today, while focusing on high performance and functionality, including:

--  OS: Windows Mobile 5.0;
--  Support for quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and Class-10 GPRS;
--  Support for 802.11g WLAN and comprehensive SIP-based VoIP
    functionality over WLAN;
--  Greater than 4 hour talk time, 3-4 hours for VoIP call and 6-7
    hours for GSM;
--  Up to  100 hour standby time with both GSM and WLAN radios active;
--  Seamless WLAN AP-to-AP roaming in both active talking mode and idle
--  Seamless handover between GSM and VoIP;
--  Always-on WLAN and support for seamless handover between WLAN and
    GPRS for data applications such as email and internet browsing;
--  Comprehensive security support such as VPN, VoIP over VPN, 802.1x,
    WPA and WEP;
    --  For example the hipi-2200 supports logging on to a corporate
        internal IP-PBX from a hotspot or home over VPN, essentially
        allowing users to take their company phone with them on the
        road with the same call features and number;
--  Applications including: Internet, MSN, Email, Web Browsers, and
--  Full Active Syncing Capabilities with calendar, contacts, email and
    other related programs;
--  Integrated Windows Media Player.
"The hipi-2200 makes a significant statement to the telecommunications community," said Jon Arnold, Principal of J Arnold & Associates. "For the first time, mobile workers, organizations and enterprises alike will be able to meet their computing needs in a cost-effective manner. Technology is changing on a daily basis and to be able to have all of the major programming and connectivity options in one dual-mode handset is a tremendous asset," said Arnold.

Paragon Wireless will have the hipi-2200, as well as other members of the hipi family of products available for demonstration at the VON Conference at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Booth #707 from September 12-14, 2006. For more information on Paragon Wireless please visit

About Paragon Wireless

Paragon Wireless delivers customizable, cost-effective VoWLAN handsets and solutions, which are readily deployable with a user-friendly interface. Paragon Wireless is funded by leading VC firms and managed by experienced industry leaders. With our first-to-market commercialization of SIP/IMS-based dual mode solutions for both GSM and CDMA, Paragon Wireless addresses the market with an extensive IP portfolio and standards compliant innovations.

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