Ascom began rolling out the new Ascom i63 handset worldwide in January 2020.

Information and communications technology provider Ascom has launched a new device that allows aged care organisations to use their existing Wi-Fi networks.

The Ascom i63 is a voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) enterprise-grade handset designed to provide secure on-site communications, advanced personal safety and locating features and seamless roaming.

The handset is available in three models – Talker, Messenger, and Protector – which are each Bluetooth 5-enabled to allow hands-free operations.

The Messenger and Protector models feature multiple indoor and outdoor location technologies and suited to low-cost, easy-to-install locating solutions.

The Protector model also features man-down and no-movement alarms, which automatically transmit alerts, should the handset drop suddenly or remain motionless, according to Ascom.

Ascom CEO Jeannine Pilloud said the device offered a dependable and cost-effective mobile solution.

“The new Ascom i63 is great news for organisations wanting to extract maximum value from their existing Wi-Fi networks.

“Moreover, the handset offers hassle-free device deployment and centralized management, and provides validated interoperability with all major Wi-Fi and PBX vendors” Ms Pilloud said.

Ascom began rolling out the new handset worldwide in January 2020.

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