Friday, January 16, 2009

New "AT&T" cordless system has repeaters to extend range. Cool phone has horrible model number.

Advanced American Telephones is part of VTech and makes AT&T-branded telephones under license from AT&T.

At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, the company previewed the SB67118, a unique four-line corded/cordless system that offers talk range said to be up to about 3,000 feet. It's aimed to take business from the Panasonic KX-TG4500 and EnGenius DuraFon 4X.

The system offers expandability up to 10 handsets and other technologies that help people communicate clearly and faster in environments such as multi-story buildings, garages and warehouses.

It uses DECT 6.0 "zero blind-spot technology," which allows the system to
strengthen the radio signal in areas that normally have a weak signal. It is said to be the only product of its kind to offer repeaters that can extend range up to approximately 3,000 feet.

In addition, the SB67118 enables 10 handsets to be in use simultaneously, while
standard DECT systems allow only five. This system also has push-to-talk (PTT) to communicate with any or all extensions, three-party conferencing, auto-attendant,
voicemail and a base speakerphone.

• 1 to 4 line capability
• 10 speed dial and 10 intercom number locations
• 3-party conferencing
• Selectable ring tones
• Headset compatible (2.5mm jack)
• Rapid scroll
• Memory loss protection
• Last 10-number redial
• Unsurpassed range
• Music on hold
• Chain dialing
• DECT zero blind slot technology
• Expandable to 10 handsets
• Push to talk between base and handsets
• Caller ID/call waiting*
• Auto attendant-individual voicemail for each extension
• 100 minutes of digital recording time
• Remote access with programmable options

It should be available mid-year for about $500 for the base with an un-specified number of cordless handsets (probably one). Additionally handsets will probably cost about a hundred bucks.

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