What is VoWiFi/VoWLAN?
Reasons for choosing wireless telephony are many and diverse,
but are basically the same whether you are interested in DECT
or Wi-Fi solutions. Shown below are some of the unique selling
points in terms of why you would need a wireless telephony solution
in general and in four vertical markets.
- Fast and direct communication
- Optimized working procedures
- Increased efficiency
- Increased productivity
- Improved customer service
Alcatel-Lucent offers the industry's most advanced WLAN and
VoWLAN (VoIP over WLAN) applications for converged voice and
data. These comprehensive, secured wireless applications enable
high-speed, easy and secure access to both information and corporate
services from a range of mobile terminals (laptops, PDAs, phone
sets), wherever they are within the company and in areas where
a legacy wired solution is not cost effective.
The OmniAccess WLAN controls the light access points used by
the Mobile IP Touch phones. This light access point architecture
enables centralized management of the overall WLAN IP infrastructure,
providing better performance, reliability and security than
that of heavy access point architecture.
This centralized architecture is the best option for efficient
voice mobility support. It allows users to seamlessly roam between
access points, across switches, without compromising performance,
reliability or privacy.
The Alcatel-Lucent Voice over WLAN offers rich voice features,
with the same level of service as all other Alcatel-Lucent IP
centralized architecture connects and controls multiple light
access points, IEEE 802.11a, b and g support, internal and external
antennae, both switch and air-cell redundancy support, auto
calibration, rogue access point detection, location and containment,
interference detection, load balancing, coverage hole detection,
location & tracking, cautomated RF site survey, integrated
IDS/firewall, integrated and external captive portal. 802.11
attack signature detection, WEP, WPA, WPA II, advanced support
for converged mobility, Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af (PoE),
Quality of Service (QoS), Call Admission Control (CAC), seamless
handover between access points, Alcatel-Lucent voice quality
(services, codec, etc.), full telephony features on mobile IP
Touch devices (multi-line, boss/assistant, call-by-name).
A centralized WLAN architecture supports converged data and
voice mobility through various WLAN terminals such as voice-based
handsets, laptops, PDAs and dual-mode GSM/WLAN phones.
The VoWLAN offering includes the OmniAccess Wireless LAN Swtich
and OmniAccess Access Point. It is based on Alcatel-Lucent enterprise
mobile phones (Mobile IP Touch 300 and 600) with a dedicated
server that guarantees voice quality.
Deployment strategy based on existing infrastructure
Converged voice and data requirements Green field
SVP server Mobile IP Touch 300 phone - Business Mobile IP Touch
600 phone - Rugged
Easier to deploy, manage and secure while leveraging
existing IP infrastructure, scales up and down with consistent
management operations for small to large-scale deployment, reliable
and protected connectivity, rich services capabilities on Mobile
IP Touch phones, full enterprise service with advanced support
for converged mobility on campus with adapted terminals for
different environments/profiles and voice quality.
White paper: Business in motion
- managing the mobile workforce (PDF)
Mobile technology has rapidly penetrated the workplace in recent
years, leading to widespread changes in working practices and
management styles. A report from the Economist Intelligence
Unit sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent.