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LinuxDevices: Device Profile: NexGen NexPaq Wireless VoIP Handset for First Responders

May 10, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"NexGen City has used embedded Linux to build what it claims to be the first VoIP (voice over internet protocol) push-to-talk (PTT) handset for emergency workers and 'first responders.' Designed for use with NexGen's NexLink wireless broadband mobile network, the handset will reach general availability in Q4, 2004.

"The NexPaq is currently undergoing testing in the first NexLink network, which is nearing completion in Garland, Texas. The Garland network covers 57 square miles, and is the first deployment of mobile mesh networking technology for use by a public safety organization, according to NexGen..."

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