August 23, 1995
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
Motorola Installs Its First In-building Wireless Phone System at Bell
Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- Bell Atlantic
NYNEX Mobile employees in Connecticut have become the first customers in
the United States to use a new wireless in-building communications system
developed by Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group (CIG). INReach(TM)
is the industry's only interior wireless solution that connects digitally
with multiple Private Branch Exchange (PBX) manufacturers providing for a
larger capacity system.
The innovative radio telephone solution enables a person to use a
cellular phone to place and receive calls throughout a building or
campus-like setting. INReach interconnects with virtually any PBX or
CENTREX system and the calls are charged via the regular landline system
rather than through the cellular carrier. When off-campus, the same
cellular phone can also be set up for service on the traditional cellular
network, thereby offering additional functionality to INReach end users.
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile will initially use Motorola's INReach system
for 60 of its employees at the Wallingford, Connecticut office. The system
will allow customer service, operations, engineering and human resources
workers to use their cellular phone as an extension or substitute to their
desk phone. In addition, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile will use the INReach
system to showcase its capabilities and advantages to their potential
Motorola is the first to introduce an in-building wireless phone system
that operates on multiple PBX digital interfaces -- one of the benefits
important to Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile. With INReach, PBX features, such
as call transfer and forwarding, call waiting, and three-way calling, can
be more easily translated from the desk phone to the wireless handset,
while significantly reducing required port capacity for the PBX. As one
of the industry's largest capacity wireless in-building systems, INReach
can support up to 2,500 subscribers.
``We have long understood the attractiveness of in-building wireless
communications for our customers,'' said Richard J. Lynch, executive vice
president and chief technology officer, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile.
``Through our deployment of microcells in such places as convention
centers, train stations, and hotels, we know that our customers like and
want this convenience. This opportunity gives us the ability to take this service to
the next level of truly personal communications.''
``Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is a leader in recognizing that wireless
communications can increase productivity for their customers and employees
in both an indoor and outdoor environment,'' said Jack Finlayson, vice
president and general manager of CIG's Pan American Markets Division.
``With the INReach system in their building, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
can now demonstrate the advantages of the system first hand to their
The in-building system for Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile uses Motorola's
compact, fully self-contained ten-channel MICRO CITE(TM) cell site. The
INReach system is IS-94 (the Telecommunications Industry Association
standard for in-building wireless PBX systems) compliant.
The wireless in-building system is targeted for use in single or
multiple building environments, such as corporate and government offices,
manufacturing facilities, hospitals, hotels and casinos, schools and
universities, and convention centers. Because it uses a base station with
a distributed antenna architecture, the INReach system provides uniform
coverage in a cost effective manner.
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., is the
largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest
provider in the United States. The company offers a full range of
wireless voice, data, and paging communications solutions to its three
million customers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and, through
a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed in July
1995 through the combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile's and NYNEX Mobile's
cellular operations. The new company has more than 5,000 employees.
Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of wireless
communications, semiconductors and advanced electronic systems and
services. Motorola's 1994 sales were $22.2 billion.
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