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NEC and RTX extend partnership announcing next generation enterprise DECT solutions with CAT-iq functionality

DECT still remains the most competitive technology for enterprise mobility

(PresseBox) (Noerresundby, ) At the 15th Annual DECT World & CAT-iq conference held on 26-27 January in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, it was once again confirmed that DECT remains the preferred and most competitive wireless technology for enterprise mobility.

At the conference RTX Products and leading market player, NEC Unified Solutions, demonstrated a close partnership and jointly announced the next generation of DECT solutions, including CAT-iq functionality.

NEC and RTX have identified a clear market demand for extended services building on improved speech quality, security, and enhanced business services thanks to easy integration of web application services into the DECT handset. This requires a much more open standard approach than common in the industry today. To address these market requirements NEC and RTX will collaborate closely on developing DECT technology, features and applications that fully take advantage of the CAT-iq functionality, which is currently under standardisation.

Over the past years NEC and RTX Products have been working closely together in bringing to market a full range of enterprise DECT terminals with sophisticated functionality including integrated Unified Communications, messaging, alarming, and localisation services.

"In Enterprise and SME markets DECT still proves to be the best choice for voice communication", Bert van Koelen, Business Manager Mobility at NEC Unified Solutions explains. "With its scalability, security, and robustness, wide range of cost-effective handsets and with applications truly enhancing business processes, DECT provides an economic and effective mobility solution that is unrivalled".

At the forefront

NEC has a rich DECT heritage since it acquired Philips Business Communications, which has been at the forefront of DECT technology developments from its outset in the early 1990s, leading to standardising IP DECT across the entire NEC portfolio and with sophisticated solutions like dual band (GPS controlled) IP DECT for cruise lines.

RTX Products provides a wide range of wireless products to various OEM/ODM customers throughout the world. RTX has since 1994 been leading provider of wireless solutions based on DECT and continues to drive next generation specifications including CAT-iq. RTX Products provides cutting edge technology products with a cost optimized production setup in China combined with advanced enterprise software development in Denmark

NEC's (IP) DECT Mobility solutions incorporating RTX originated handsets are available across the globe through the companies' networks of sales organisations and business partners. The next generation of CAT-iq based handsets are expected within a year.

About NEC Unified Solutions

NEC Unified Solutions specialises in providing communications solutions to small, medium and large enterprises in both the private and public sectors. Designed for open connectivity, high availability and flexible growth, these solutions incorporate the latest voice, data and video technologies and enable real-time, collaborative working, increased productivity and significantly improved customer satisfaction. Serving customers through a network of direct sales organisations, business partners and value-added resellers, NEC Unified Solutions fosters a company-wide culture of customer dedication, flexibility and excellence throughout the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region. For more information, please visit:

RTX Telecom A/S

RTX Telecom A/S focuses on development and production of advanced wireless solutions. RTX's two divisions design and deliver wireless products within the fields of DECT, CAT-iq, BluetoothT, WiFi, and VoIP to clients worldwide. RTX Products HK Ltd. comprises development, production, and sale of wireless VoIP solutions to the Enterprise and SME segments and end users. RTX Technology offers advanced wireless designs and test systems for major global brand owners. Founded in 1993, headquartered in Denmark, and listed on the OMX stock exchange, RTX Telecom has offices in the USA and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit