Kineto Wireless announced that Texas Instruments is enabling the company's Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) client software for handsets based on TI's cellular and mobile Wi-Fi platforms. Companies building devices based on TI's WiLink mobile WLAN platform and OMAP-Vox solutions can now quickly develop UMA-enabled products to meet increasing demand for mobile/Wi-Fi devices based on the 3GPP standard.
UMA is the 3GPP standard for mobile/Wi-Fi convergence, enabling access to mobile voice, data and IMS services over IP broadband access and unlicensed spectrum technologies, such as Wi-Fi. By deploying UMA technology, service providers can enable subscribers to roam and handover between cellular networks and public and private WLANs using dual-mode mobile handsets.
Built on TI's OMAP processor architecture, the OMAPV1030 EDGE solution delivers advanced capabilities to address demand for multimedia applications in the growing mid-range wireless market. Combined with TI's low-power WiLink 4.0 and WiLink 5.0 mobile WLAN platforms, the UMA-enabled OMAPV1030 solution will drive Voice-over-WLAN (VoWLAN) convergence into mid-tier mass market handsets.
The Kineto Client is highly-portable and supports both single and dual processor platforms. It's also fully compliant with UMA and GAN specifications.
The UMA specifications are available for download at the UMA Technology web site (www.umatechnology.org) as well as the 3GPP web site (www.3gpp.org). For more information on Kineto, visit www.kineto.com.