Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gigaset Releases DECT Cordless Phone with Social Media Features

Gigaset Communications GmbH, a spinout of Siemens that was later acquired by Arques Industries AG, released a hybrid landline DECT phone system in the U.S. market featuring social networking updates on its screen and the ability to handle four parallel calls at once (three VoIP calls and one PSTN call).

The new Gigaset C610A IP DECT telephone supports High-Definition Sound Performance (HDSP) using the G.722 CODEC to deliver exceptional quality audio when calling via the Internet. Up to six VoIP accounts and six DECT handset registrations can be configured on the system. Each VoIP account can have a distinctive ring assigned to it.

Gigaset also operates is own closed, softswitch network that allows any Gigaset IP phone to call any other Gigaset IP phone worldwide for free. The new Gigaset C610A support HD voice over this extension number network.

The social media functionality provides updates from Facebook and Twitter right on the handset. In addition, a room monitoring function automatically dials another extension or a pre-determined phone number when noise is detected.

The C610H handset that comes with the C610A IP system has a 1.8-inch color display, a standard 2.5mm headset jack and storage for up to 150 phone numbers.

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