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Summit Brings CCX to Opticon

Thanks to Summit Wi-Fi inside, two mobile computers from Opticon Inc. -- the PHL-8000 rugged PDA and the H 15 Windows terminal -- have passed all tests for Version 4 of Cisco Compatible Extensions, or CCX, and earned the Cisco Compatible seal. These devices will be generally available worldwide by the end of the first quarter.

"Summit designs its embedded Wi-Fi solutions to meet the stringent requirements of rugged mobile computers," said Larry Lehmann, National Sales Manager of Opticon. "With Summit Wi-Fi inside, Opticon mobile computers provide the best security, the most reliable wireless network connectivity, and the easiest Wi-Fi administration available."

With Cisco products in nearly two-thirds of enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructures, organizations of all sizes and types demand that their mobile computers pass CCX V4 testing and earn the Cisco Compatible seal. That seal indicates interoperability with Cisco's flagship Wi-Fi infrastructure solution, the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, and support for a rich set of Cisco Wi-Fi innovations.

"Users and administrators of business-critical mobile devices place a high value on CCX," said Ron Seide, Summit's president. "We engineer CCX V4 support into every one of our radios so that they provide full support of Cisco enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructures, including features for enhanced voice, improved quality of service, centralized administration, and robust security."

In addition to being certified for CCX V4, Summit Wi-Fi solutions support all key industry standards, including the top industry standard for Wi-Fi security, known as the Enterprise version of Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, or WPA2-Enterprise.

"With Summit Wi-Fi inside, Opticon mobile computers support WPA2-Enterprise with a broad range of options, including all popular authentication types," said Seide. "It is easy to configure Opticon mobile computers for even the most secure networks, including those that are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)."

Founded in 1976, Opticon Inc. is the worldwide leader in barcode scanning and data collection technology that help businesses realize their full potential. Since its origins, Opticon has been an innovator and pioneer in the business of mobile data collection.