: Pantech&Curitel features world first Zigbee phone at Zigbee
Alliance Festival held at Marriott Hotel today. Zigbee is one of the
wireless data transmission solutions with home networking automation
function. Korea’s Korwin and Orange Logic share its credit in
the development – home networking and location based services(LBS)
respectively. Simply speaking, a mobile phone meets cost-effective
festival is hosted by Zigbee Alliance, an association of companies
working together toward future Zigbee products on global standard.
At the ceremony, Pantech&Curitel exhibits the world’s first
Zigbee-applied mobile phone. The model P1 was available without Zigbee
solution at the market from last September. Yet this ubiquitous phone
at its test stage would not be immediately available for sale. According
to Mi-Hyang Han, a person in charge at Pantech&Curitel, “The
worldwide IT industry is progressing toward wireless ubiquitous environments.
A mobile phone, becoming more like a commodity, is likely to be a
hub of upcoming ubiquitous era.”
technology, for example, makes it possible to control the home network.
At the festival, the Zigbee-applied P1 of Pantech&Curitel will
demonstrate intellectual home/building networking service such as
controlling electrical appliances, alarming mail receiving, checking
temperature and humidity, sending mobile messages to alarm in case
of trespass. Moreover, with LBS the Zigbee phone can guide more precise
information on the route than exiting GPS function. For instance,
it provides you with the names of restaurant and even the menu or
price of the chosen restaurant without connecting wireless internet.
has already launched its 13 models of mobile banking phones, which
are considered as the first stage of ubiquitous. It latest model,
PH-K1500 can recognize the scanned letters by OCR(Optical Character
Reader) with Bluetooth function. In 2005, Pantech and Pantech&Curitel
are planning to launch more handsets with Bluetooth, IrDA(Infrared
Data Association), Zigbee and DMB mobile phones.
WPAN(Wireless Personal Area Network) technology
WPAN technology can be classified into three big categories- IrDA,
Bluetooth and Zigbee. IrDA transfers data in a very short distance
with higher speed and security. Bluetooth and Zigbee carry out bigger
data in a broader range of area. Especially, those two technologies
are expected to lead future ubiquitous markets.
Frequency (using infrared light) 2.4GHz 2.4GHz, 868MHz, 915MHz
Transmission Distance 1m 10~100m 30m
Main Function Faster Data transmission Voice transmission Sensor Control/
Both Pantech and Pantech&Curitel already developed the mobile
phones with WPAN technology. They are now expected to lead the future
ubiquitous markets with leading-edge technology.
Pantech&Curitel (President & CEO, Moon-Seob, Song) is one
of the BIG3 handset manufacturers in Korea. Since 1983, Pantech&Curitel
has been designing and manufacturing mobile phones for global market.
Leading the world of wireless technology, Pantech&Curitel capitalize
its years of experience and technology in ever increasing market share.