After going quite for some time it was good to hear from a friend at Gigaset Communications earlier this week. I’m told that earlier in the year they undertook a little strategic restructuring but are continuing to promote their SIP/DECT line of cordless phones in the US.
In fact, they’re introducing a couple of new models to the US; the C59H and S79H (pictured) handsets. Rumor has it that we might see samples of these new handsets some time soon.
If your recall back in July 2009 I described our experience using the entry-level A580IP systems around the house. These remain in service, although we also have a couple of nicer S67H and S78H handsets.
I had intended to review each model but found that Alan Lord’s review of the S685IP was already a good resource for the middle-level S675IP model. The only difference between the S675IP (available in the US) and the S685IP that Alan describes is the addition of Bluetooth capability. The S675IP model offered in the US supports only a wired headset.
I may yet get around to describing the super-deluxe S78H handset, very possibly in some comparative fashion relative to the new S79H.
With their CATiq-based support for G.722 the Gigasets remain the most affordable way to experience wideband, HDVoice calling. Not only have I used there around the house, but I’ve also provisioned a couple for home office based co-workers.