What makes Maxwell stand out from the crowded tablet marketplace are the customizations intended to make it a communication centerpiece. These include;
- Ethernet interface with POE support
- Ethernet pass-through
- Wired handset (RJ9)
- EHS & DHSG connectivity
- Bluetooth & wired headset connectivity (RJ9)
- Audio augmented by a large speaker in its back
- Built-in DECT base radio
- Optional DECT handset
- Desk stand
- Wall mount capability
- Gigaset Pro telephone app
- Micro-HDMI output for a larger monitor
- 2x USB host ports (supports external camera, keyboard, mouse, etc)
Color me curious about this tablet. I’d simply love to lay hands on one. I suspect that won’t happen since their Gigaset Pro line has not been offered in North America. The only thing that made it to these shores was the Gigaset DX800A. Lacking for a well-developed retail channel I don’t think that it did very well.
Taking a broad perspective for a moment, it’s not clear how well any Android-powered Enterprise phone has done as yet. There have been models from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Cloud TC, Grandstream, Mitel, Panasonic & Shoretel. Then there have been docking stations from the likes of Invoxia & Mocet.
Whatever the case, Maxwell sure is pretty (handsome?) That’s something. I guess.