Comsys Mobile and WiNetworks complete mobile-WiMAX IOT
Press release, June 1; Meiling Chen, DIGITIMES [Monday 1 June 2009]
Comsys Communication & Signal Processing, a fabless semiconductor vendor specializing in advanced integrated multimode communication processors for mobile devices, and WiNetworks, a developer of WiMAX 802.16e Wave 2 (MIMO) technologies, have announced the completion of IOT between Comsys Mobile's ComMAX CM1125 multimode mobile WiMAX/GSM-EDGE baseband processor and WiNetworks' Compact and Pico WiMAX base station. The companies will be cooperating on demos at WiMAX Taipei (Booth #17-19) and WiMAX Forum Global Congress Amsterdam (Booth #3.413), both beginning on June 2.
The demo will take place at Comsys Mobile's booth at both of these exhibitions, using a CM1125-enabled multimode dongle-phone manufactured by Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS). Visitors will be able to gain first-hand user experience of this device by conducting voice conversations over a cellular network and web-surfing over a WiMAX network provided by WiNetworks' WiN7200-2 Pico BST, said the companies.
The dongle-phone is commercially available for service providers requiring multimode devices capable of supporting and providing seamless handover between WiMAX and legacy GSM technologies – a necessity at least for the initial stages of WiMAX deployment, according tot he companies.