Wi-Fi Phone & Cradle AP Bring Top-Quality Functions with an Elegant Design
HSINCHU, TAIWAN – October 18, 2006 – Accton Technology Corporation of Taiwan (TAIEX: 2345, www.accton.com), global outsourcing partner for networking and communications solutions, today announced that it received the G-Mark (Good Design Award) for its Wi-Fi Phone and Cradle AP, from Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO), which acknowledges products with superior functionality, design and ease of use.
“We feel delighted to receive such valuable award!” said Ken Lu, President of Accton. “Accton Technology Corporation truly understands that innovation and professionalism drive a company's competitiveness as well as the value of its products. The G-Mark Awards focus on selecting products that respond to the characteristics of good design. Our Wi-Fi Phone and Cradle AP with charger just received the 2006 iF Design Award in March for design excellence. Being recognized by JIDPO once again confirms that Accton’s passion and capability of design indeed exceeds customers’ expectations.”
In addition to its fash candy-bar design, the Wi-Fi phone offers a efficient and effective solution for voice over Wi-Fi. Accton's Wi-Fi phone and Cradle AP are designed for users, who need the mobility of wireless and the cost savings on voice over the wireless environment. Compliant with the IEEE 802.11b/g wireless standard, with different voice potocal support, Wi-Fi phone allows users to make and receive VoIP phone calls as long as users are in range of an accessible wireless LAN.
Accton's Wi-Fi Phone also comes with Wireless Multi-Media (WMM) to improve voice quality and WPA/WPA2-PSK for secure wireless connectivity. Besides, its wireless Cradle AP charges the Wi-Fi phone and provides access to the user’s wireless network.
The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) was founded in 1969 on the basis of a report submitted by the Design Council of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. It is the only organization in Japan involved in the comprehensive promotion of design activities. Since its foundation, it has been involved in an ongoing series of promotional activities with the cooperation of government agencies, industrial bodies, and individual designers. These activities have included implementation on two occasions of a "Design Year" campaign, sponsorship of the "Good Design Awards" (the so-called "G-Mark"), and publication of the quarterly magazine Design News.
Today, design is not considered merely as a means of ensuring economic success: it might better be described as an explicit methodology for proposing and realizing new visions. In other words, it is part of the very vitality that propels our society as a whole forward. Creating a society in which companies and individuals of various types are able to use design, to present their visions to society, and to realize their conceptions together with those who sympathize with them-in other words the creation of a creative and fulfilled society-is the main topic that needs to be tackled by design promotion today.
JIDPO's activities have gradually changed over the years. During the 21st century, JIDPO will be developing further the "Good Design Awards," which have become one of the great public assets of Japanese design, and the quarterly magazine Design News. At the same time, while fulfilling the function of coordinating widely varied design activities, JIDPO intends to create an environment which will give people free access to the highly attractive approaches and methodology inherent in design.
About Accton Technology Corporation
Accton Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 2345) is a global premier provider of networking and communications solutions for top tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors. Leveraging its advanced software applications and state-of-the-art ASIC, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to design, develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge technologies. The company's constantly-evolving core technology, highly-qualified employees and aggressive cost engineering make it possible for Accton to deliver superior products that are as affordable as they are robust. For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, visit www.accton.com.