Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the introduction of its second generation of advanced fixed wireless communications products. The Company unveiled the 1900 MHz QCT-6200™, the first in a new series of single line Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) fixed wireless terminals. The QCT-6200 takes advantage of Qualcomm's advanced CDMA digital technology, delivering crystal-clear call clarity, proven reliability and enhanced privacy. Manufactured by Qualcomm, the new QCT-6200 CDMA digital terminal will become available in the second quarter of 1997.
"Qualcomm's entire series of CDMA digital fixed wireless solutions, including the QCT-6200, offers new revenue opportunities for CDMA wireless systems operators world-wide," said Gina Lombardi, vice president of product development and product management for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. "Our fixed wireless phones enable CDMA mobile network operators to target new PCS opportunities for incremental subscribers, such as second line service, construction sites, RV's, boats, and vacation homes."
The attractively styled QCT-6200 weighs 2.5 pounds (1.1 kilos) and has been designed for reliable operations in a broad range of environmental conditions. The rugged QCT-6200 can also deliver temporary communications during emergencies or special events requiring temporary additional service. An optional battery back-up will keep connected telephones operating in the event of a power failure.
The CDMA wireless QCT-6200 offers two built-in RJ-11 jacks for connection to phones, answering machines, modems, and faxes, with the ability to support up to five ringer equivalent numbers. Qualcomm's entire line of fixed wireless CDMA digital phones support wireless access to voice and data services with superior voice quality and can be equipped with a serial port for direct connection to computers, digital fax machines and packet data network services. The QCT-6200 supports both 13kbps and 8 kbps vocoders to deliver exceptionally clear wireless communications. The QCT-6200 supports custom calling features such as caller ID, call forwarding, call waiting, 3-way calling and automatic call-back.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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