Spectralink embraces Android for Pivot wireless mobile handset

Spectralink, a workplace wireless systems specialist, has launched a mobile handset built on Android – the Pivot.

Spectralink Pivot

It’s designed for “in-building mobile employees” – in hospitals, large warehouses, or building developments, perhaps – and supports Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) along with “smartphone-like usability”. It runs Android “Jelly Bean” 4.1.2.

“PIVOT is the first device of its kind and it will transform organisations by enabling in-building mobile employees to work smarter,” said Sten Dyrmose, CEO of Spectralink. “We have spent the past year developing PIVOT based upon customer feedback and through assessing how our handsets are used in everyday situations. Given the rigorous requirements we know our customers demand of their devices, PIVOT far surpasses the many limitations of smartphones designed for consumers.”

Features of PIVOT include:

  • Android 4.1.2-based
  • A 4.3 inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen display, and patent-pending ergonomic grip
  • Integration with enterprise Android and Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications for improved workflow
  • Access to web-based applications and resources
  • Customisable
  • Damage-resistant Dragontrail glass
  • Over-the-air management and update capabilities
  • Integrated 1 & 2D barcode scanner

Weighing 240g, and measuring 144.6 x 77.2 x 27.3mm, it’s available (through reseller partners), in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand with pricing from $895.

The company says PIVOT will be part of the 87-series Voice over Wi-Fi handset family.

For more information on PIVOT, see www.spectralink.com/PIVOT.


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