Spectrum24 Voice and Data Wireless LAN Solutions
Spectrum24 Voice and Data Wireless LAN Solutions
Ready for Your Environment
Symbol's Spectrum24 wireless LAN solutions extend the reach of your existing
wired LANs. Spectrum24 is the wireless LAN of choice when you need mobile
communications with maximum flexibility and fast, cost-effective network
implementation. Spectrum24 is a proven solution for demanding environments such
as retail, warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, transportation, logistics,
healthcare, education and much more.
Based on a simple bridge architecture, Spectrum24 provides transparent wireless
connection to your wired LAN using spread spectrum cellular technology,
operating within the ISM band reserved worldwide for data communications.
It's Time to Go Mobile
A Spectrum24 cellular network supports seamless, instantaneous roaming with
load balancing. Users can access the wireless LAN in many ways–through Symbol
Spectrum24-equipped mobile computing devices, or through multi-vendor mobile
computers integrated with Spectrum24 PC card adapters or Industry Standard
Architecture (ISA) bus cards.
The Symbol wireless LAN portfolio features: Spectrum24 Wireless LAN, a 2 Mbps
data rate solution for business-critical voice and data applications;
Spectrum24 High Rate Wireless LAN, providing Ethernet-speed for higher data
rate applications; Symbol's NetVision network appliances for adding the value
of voice communications to Spectrum24; and SpectrumSoft™, a suite of software
for installing, supporting and managing your installation to realize the most
from your investment.
When you're considering implementing a wireless LAN, Spectrum24 gives you the
performance, reliability, and range of options you're looking for.
Spectrum24 Can Enhance Competitive Advantage in Every Business
Symbol is the world leader in point-of-activity computing and communications
systems. We design, engineer, manufacture, and support wireless network
systems, mobile computers and a wide array of bar code scanners.
You can choose our ergonomically designed key-based and pen-based hand-held
computers that are optimized to communicate over the Spectrum24 network. From
PC-based to thin-client architectures, Symbol's line of mobile computers gives
you the rugged reliability and dependable performance you're looking for. They
are designed for maximum battery life, easy connectivity, and a wide range of
configuration options to meet your exact application requirements.
Support for a Wide World of Wireless Devices
Your connectivity options via Spectrum24 extend beyond our own family of mobile
computing systems, because our commitment to open standards allows for easy
integration of multi-vendor devices with your wireless network. Simply add or
replace a Network Interface Card (NIC) in a desktop, laptop or hand-held
computer with Symbol's wireless LAN PC Card or adapter and load the drivers.
Then these devices can be ready to work in your Spectrum24 network quickly and
With a Symbol Spectrum24 wireless network, you'll be in a position to gain
competitive advantage today, and extend it tomorrow.
Symbol's Flexible and Powerful SpectrumSoft Software
Symbol Technologies offers the integrated software solutions your complex
environment requires. From the point of activity to the highest levels of
network management and control, Symbol provides SpectrumSoft, a full suite of
powerful and proven system software designed for mission-critical functions
such as network management, host connectivity and rapid application
A Network that's Easy to Manage
SpectrumSoft includes network management software that allows you to monitor
and control the availability and performance of your Spectrum24 wireless LAN
along with the devices it supports. In addition, Spectrum24 is compliant with
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), so you can integrate Spectrum24 with
popular enterprise network management systems such as Tivoli, CA Unicenter TNG®
and HP OpenView™.
Spectrum24 gives you the host connectivity options you need for your
multivendor IT environment. You can choose from a rich selection of terminal
emulation software for host-based environments. Symbol's Telnet client family
software lets you connect Symbol 3000 Series and 6000 Series terminals to hosts
via TCP/IP. We also offer Web client software that lets you use Web-based
programming tools for fast application development. It supports three-tier
client/server architecture for Internet-and intranet-based thin-client
connection to your servers and host systems.
The Benefits of SpectrumSoft Software
We offer software that makes it easy to validate your Spectrum24 wireless LAN
coverage. Simply use our range analyzer configuration tool to determine the
effective range of access points. In addition, our Access Point Configuration
Tools make it easy to set up and operate your Spectrum24 wireless LAN.
If you are a systems developer, you'll find that Symbol gives you the level of
support and opportunities you'd expect from the market leader. With our Symbol
Developer Programme, we provide the tools and industry coverage you need to
help ensure success.
What's more, SpectrumSoft software is designed to be easily upgraded to extend
the range of your opportunities. Whether it's access point configuration or
radio communications drivers for hand-held computers, Symbol leads the industry
in providing totally integrated, powerful software solutions.
With Symbol, Excellence Extends to Services, Support and Education
If you're considering the flexibility and mobility of a wireless LAN solution,
or if you want to expand the resources of your existing wireless LAN, you'll
find that Symbol's Spectrum24 is the intelligent choice. You can count on
Symbol and our Business Partners for the assistance you need every step of the
way. From project design through worldwide installation, we can deliver the
end-to-end wireless networking solution to meet your objectives.
Just as important, we back up your installations with superior support and
flexible user education. Symbol has a proud tradition of providing our
customers with outstanding service, support and education wherever it's
needed–worldwide. With Spectrum24 from Symbol, you'll have the product
flexibility, the worldwide support and the flexible training options to ensure
that you will always get the maximum value from your wireless networking
Our Vision for Communications Convergence:
Voice-Over-IP on Your Wireless LAN
Symbol is the first company to effectively converge wireless voice and data
through its NetVision network appliances, enabling companies to realize greater
value from their Spectrum24 wireless LAN solution. Providing simultaneous voice
and data support can result in significant cost savings as well as improved
productivity and customer service.
Symbol currently offers the NetVision Phone and the NetVision Data Phone. With
keys and functions similar to traditional phones, the NetVision Phone uses the
Spectrum24 Wireless LAN to provide in-building, cellular-like phone
capabilities. The NetVision Data Phone goes even further, integrating voice
communications, a bar-code laser scanner, embedded thin-client software and
Symbol's Spectrum24 Wireless LAN radio card into a single lightweight portable
The NetVision product line employs voice-over-IP technology based on the ITU
standard H.323; and, because our Voice-Over-IP technology compresses analog
voice traffic into easy-to-handle 130-byte data packets, your TCP/IP network
won't be overloaded. Both the NetVision Phone and Data Phone can be integrated
into an existing phone system via a gateway for internal and external
Critical to Your Success
Symbol systems are critical to business success in data-intensive,
time-critical environments, because our systems enable you to capture, access
and manage information at the point of business activity. If you want to
leverage information from every point in the supply chain for competitive
advantage– in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, transportation,
retailing, healthcare, education, hospitality and more– count on Symbol
Symbol's Comprehensive Wireless LAN Solution
For every business, the ability to access and manage information is critical to
success. Symbol Technologies drives your success by enabling you to access and
manage information at the point of business activity. No matter how demanding
the environment, and for your most data-intensive, time-critical requirements,
Symbol's wireless LAN solutions provide the connectivity you need.
Symbol Technologies is a world leader in wireless LAN technology. Together with
our Business Partners, we offer you "best-of-breed" capabilities you will find
nowhere else. We combine a solid networking infrastructure, a wide range of
wireless devices and LAN appliances, a full suite of powerful system software,
and extensive service and support to give you a totally integrated
You also get the advantage of our support for industry standards such as IEEE
802.11 and ITU H.323. And with our progress in multivendor interoperability–we
are a charter member of the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab
Wireless Initiative, for example–you can maximize the value of all your
technology investments. Symbol is committed to meeting your needs for
ever-higher bandwidths for greater capacity. With Symbol, you'll be in a
position for growth today and far into the future.
* When communicating over your corporate TCP/IP intranet or the internet,
Symbol recommends the use of a third-party "gateway" to ensure that voice
packets are transmitted without delays.