The menus on the handset show or hide certain options depending upon how the handset was intended to be delivered. It might deliver as part of a C610A IP system, in which case the menu option to “Select Services” is shown. The handset may be configured to deliver as part of a Gigaset C610A-L410 combination. Since that system is not IP-capable the “Select Services” menu is not shown on the handset.
Sorry for bringing back an old thread – but am hoping you might have some advice. I am a home office worker & spend a lot of time on the phone with colleagues & customers. I’m not using a speakerphone – but I am currently using a Plantronics S12 headset & Panasonic KX-TSC11 phone connected to an OBi110 for both POTS and VOIP capability. The audio quality is just “ok”, and the S12 creates an annoying hum when I raise the microphone volume.
I would like to upgrade to a better (binaural, over the head, no little buds sticking into my ear) headset, preferably DECT to enable me to stand and move about a bit while on calls (is DECT a safe bet for call quality & consistency?). Also it would be convenient to have a built-in answering machine if the quality is very good.
The *paramount* concern is that my voice quality sound loud & clear to callers. I would also like the devices to be wideband-capable (realizing this only affects VOIP).
Do you have any suggestions for a phone/headset combination for this scenario? Thanks very much in advance!
Bill’s existing gear bears examination. With just a few minutes of Googling I found that the Panasonic KX-TSC11 is a very basic analog phone. They’re available for around $45 and have only one analog POTS connection. Panasonic refers to it as an “Integrated Telephone System” which seems a bit puzzling to me. It’s a bit like calling a pen a “fully manual correspondence creation system.” It’s an entry-level analog phone.
Much of the detail of the press release was already known from the product announcement back at CES. However, they have announced a possibly cute connection to SkinIt, a service that offers decorative skins for consumer electronics devices.
SkinIt are offering decorative skins for several Gigaset models. So if you really need a Hello Kitty skin to fit into your décor…you can have it. It seems more likely that someone would pick some classic art pattern to match their décor, or perhaps upload a custom image to brand the device unique to your company.
At $30 for each skin they’re not exactly cheap, but then it’s not outrageous either, given that you really want it to match your room. I expect that some will see the value in the skins. Myself, I like the classic black color of the unadorned device.
Since that review was published a number of people have commented that the A580IP was perhaps a bit too spartan in its feature set. At the time I thought it best to describe the lowest cost system being offered, especially since the S675IP was already reviewed elsewhere.
The C610A IP is now the baseline model that I would recommend. While the A580IP remains the least costly starter system, the C610A IP has the best price/performance mix of the various starter systems being offered. The S79H remains my preferred handset, should you need to add more handsets to the starter system.
Earlier this week the Gigaset C610A-IP that I’ve had for the past month reported that there was a new firmware release available. Glancing over at the Gigaset web site I see that the C610A-IP is not yet listed in the US version of the site. Nor is the related firmware in the download section. That means no release notes to help make the decision about installing the new firmware.
This past week I made a quick trip to Las Vegas. The vast majority of people in Vegas were attending CES 2011. My time there was short. My primary reason for the trip was to attend the HDVoice Summit organised by Dan Berninger. That meeting was held in a suite at the Aria Hotel where are array of HDVoice, capable products were on display, including the latest Gigaset offerings.
Gigaset issue a press release detailing the new product offerings. As expected they were launching a couple of new desk phones aimed squarely at SOHO & SMB applications. At the HDVoice Summit there was a DX800A setup and connected to David Frankel’s ZipDX wideband conference bridge.