snom technology AG has announced a new lineup of IP-based cordless DECT products, available via channel partners.
The M65 IP DECT phone, M700 multi-cell base station and the M5 DECT repeater are the first of a new wave of communications products that snom will bring to market in the coming months, it said.
The M65 handset combines the business communications functionality of existing phone systems for presence, paging and other capabilities, with mobile extensions. It has a two-inch backlit color display and a backlit keypad for dialing in poor lighting conditions. Other features include wideband audio (including speakerphone) for the crispest voice quality, six polyphonic ringtones and vibration setting for incoming calls.
Dual internal antennas ensure reliable reception, with talk time of up to 17 hours between charges. When used with the new snom M700 base station, the M65 features voicemail, call forwarding, call lists, caller ID, direct search in a corporate directory, 3-way conferencing, auto answer, two simultaneous calls and other capabilities. Shop floors can expect range of about 195 feet and about 300 feet for production areas, without obstacles, the company said.
The snom M700 multi-cell base station delivers expanded coverage over several floors or throughout large buildings, linking multiple M700 base stations together to form a network enabling free movement and seamless handover between base stations for uninterrupted calls while moving from one base station to the next. It can be used in single cell or multi-cell configuration, and supports up to 200 handsets, 40 base stations and 100 repeaters in the same installation.
“Our M65 DECT phone and M700 base station represents a new generation of feature-rich mobility for business users,” said Tom Ostrander, director of North American channel sales. “These new products offer expanded range, and more features and flexibility for administrators to easily increase the number of users while maintaining performance.”
The M65 phone and the M700 base station will be available in mid-October, 2014. The M5 repeater will be available later this year.