Panasonic Introduces DECT Wireless SIP Handsets
- G722 Wideband Support
- Provisioning Simplicity
The support of G722 wideband codec, often referred to as “HD Voice” to use Polycom’s marketing term, is not very prevalent within the DECT wireless product portfolios of SIP telephone manufacturers. Nobody that I know supports it yet, not Polycom, not Aastra, so correct me if I’m wrong on this. But from my perspective this is the first DECT handset that I’ve used that supports the codec. And because I received my test units before the official product release, I didn’t have spec sheets or install guides to tell me that there was support for G722. So when I first provisioned it to my Switchvox SMB server and made a test call, I was very pleasantly surprised. Speaking of provisioning the handsets, it couldn’t be more easy. Simply enter a few bits of information in the easy to use web GUI and away you go.
And last but certainly not least is Price. The base-station and one handset MSRP is $199.95. The Panasonic KX-TGP500 and KX-TGP550 systems can be expanded up to a total of 6 cordless handsets by adding additional KX-TPA50 cordless handsets at $99. Each handset comes with charger and belt clip. Panasonic has made wireless SIP communications very affordable, while maintaining a robust feature set.
From now until June 30th, for every 2 additional handsets you purchase, you get 1 absolutely free! Use the promo code “DECT” during checkout at the Chromis.com store or contact us at 602.357.8070 for more details.**KX-TGP500 – **The system features a wall-mountable base unit and one cordless handset. It is expandable up to 6 DECT 6.0 cordless handsets and supports up to 8 phone numbers and 3 simultaneous calls. It boasts Wide Band Audio (G.722) and 5 hours Talk Time, 5 days Standby. Its elegant design features a white backlit large LCD on the handset and a handset Call Button on the base unit. It also has a handset speakerphone, 2.5mm headset jack and belt clip. Also available is the **KX-TGP550 – **This unit has all the features and benefits of the KX-TGP500 and adds a corded base unit with a large white backlit LCD and 5 hours Talk Time, 5 days Standby, plus a Hands-Free Speaker phone, Handset Call Button on the base unit, and one-touch call transfer with Busy Lamp Indication. MSRP $329.95
Click here to download a Data Sheet PDF of the KX-TGP500