SMCWSKP100 s SMC Unveils Skype Wi Fi Phone

SMC is
among the first to launch a PC independent VoIP device that uses the popular
Skype software for making high quality, free or low-cost calling options, the
SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone.
The SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone is compatible with most standard 802.11b/g
access points and provides constant connectivity without slowing down network
connections while running in a pure 802.11g wireless environment. In a shared
wireless and data network, the SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone with
Quality-of-Service (QoS) function, it maintains exceptional quality by
prioritising voice over data packets.
The SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi retails at S$ 369 and will be made available at all
Singapore retail outlets in May 2006.

SMCWSKP100 SMC Unveils Skype Wi Fi Phone

SMC Networks (www.smc-asia.com), a leading technology provider of LAN
hardware, broadband connectivity devices and SOHO/Home wireless products, is
among the first to launch a PC independent VoIP device that uses the popular
Skype software for making high quality, free or low-cost calling options, the
SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone.

The SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone is compatible with most standard 802.11b/g
access points and provides constant connectivity without slowing down network
connections while running in a pure 802.11g wireless environment. In a shared
wireless and data network, the SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone with
Quality-of-Service (QoS) function, it maintains exceptional quality by
prioritising voice over data packets.

With the embedded Skype software, the user-friendly phone incorporates most
Skype features such as voice mail, as well as Skype-In or Skype-Out services,
which allow users to make low-cost calls to other phone networks.

As long as users have a valid Skype account, they can access both PSTN and Skype
networks. Within any free wireless environment, Skype account holders can use
the compact SMCWSKP100 device to make calls in different scenarios;
Skype-to-Skype calls, Skype Phone to PC, PC to Skype Phone, Skype-Out to cell
phone or fixed line and Skype-In from cell phone or fixed line, the WSKP100 is a
perfect fit for business traveler, expatriates and foreign students who wish to
enjoy the full Skype experience while on the move.

Having an enhanced power-saving design, the WSKP100 has a relatively long period
of standby and talk time. And with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), the WSKP100
is designed to provide the same level of security as that of a wired LAN.

“We’re pleased to offer Skype products that extend the benefits beyond the PC.
Skype technology offers huge benefit to, international travelers doing business
or holiday makers around the world, by offering an alternative to expensive
long-distance and International phone calling”, according to Mr. Jimmy Goh, VP
of Marketing of SMC Networks Asia Pacific, “Together with our other SMC VoIP
product, SMC Wireless Travel Voice Gateway (SMCWTVG), a complete VoIP solution
with secured networking capability is available for today’s mobile professional
who frequently make calls on the move. Greatly reducing the cost of mobile
communication, the SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi goes above and beyond other Skype
phones currently on the market.”

The SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi retails at S$ 369 and will be made available at all
Singapore retail outlets in May 2006.