November 15th, 2005. IVT Corporation, the Bluetooth technology specialist, announced today at the world Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) conference in London that the world’s first Bluetooth Class 1 Cordless Telephony Profile (CTP) enabled GSM phone is now in mass production. Known as the IVT O100, the new phone acts as a normal cellular phone when outdoors and as a cordless fixed line phone when indoors.
Dr Qiang Gao, CEO of IVT Corporation said: “Given the maturity of the telecommunications market and the growing requirement across the world for solutions to the challenge of FMC, we are confident that there will be high demand from telecoms operators for the new IVT 0100 phone in 2006”.
The Bluetooth Class 1 CTP/GSM phone is a GSM mobile phone with Bluetooth cordless telephony function built-in, which enables the mobile user to connect automatically to a Bluetooth CTP enabled Access Point (AP) in the range of 100 meters in open air via a Bluetooth wireless link, and then acts as the cordless phone of the AP. It provides a simple and effective solution to connect to fixed line networks, IP and mobile networks and can auto-switch between fixed and mobile networks. The Bluetooth CTP phone can be used to dial out or pick up a phone call anywhere in the range of an AP but the cost of the call is the same as that of a fixed line or IP network. Users will return to the GSM mode automatically when it is out of the range of an AP.
Field tests have shown that the IVT O100 can talk to the IVT Bluetooth Class 1 CTP enabled AP up to 150 meters in the open air. With a single 700 mAh battery, the CTP talking time reaches 8 hours and the standby time 100 hours. The IVT O100 has passed GCF, CE and Bluetooth Qualification.
The new IVT 100 was demonstrated for the first time today at the World Fixed-Mobile Conference in London.