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Popular DECT IP Phone Comparison – Yealink W52P vs. Panasonic KX-TGP500

Many users who are looking for more mobile freedom while still keeping great call quality and business phone features are turning to cordless IP DECT phone systems.  There are many cordless DECT phone options in today’s market, but two of the most popular are Yealink’s W52P and Panasonic’s KX-TGP500.  With similar price ranges, below is a quick comparison between the 2 models.


Yealink SIP-W52P

Yealink SIP-W52P

  • Indoor range: 50m
  • Outdoor range: 300m
  • Color screen: Yes
  • Simultaneous calls: 4
  • SIP Accounts:  Up to 5
  • Cordless Handsets:  Up to 5 (W52H)
  • HD Voice: Yes, handset with wideband
  • Speaker: Full-Duplex
  • Talk time: +10 hours, 100 hours standby
  • PoE: Integrated PoE (Class 1)
  • ECO Mode: Yes
  • Cat-iq 2.0: Yes
  • Remote Phonebook:  Yes
  • On-screen conferencing instructions
  • Special:  Increase range with up to 6 repeaters (RT10)
  • See Yealink W52P Product & pricing


Panasonic KX-TGP500

Panasonic KX-TGP500

  • Indoor range: 50m
  • Outdoor range: 300m
  • Color screen: No, grayscale
  • Simultaneous calls: 3
  • SIP Accounts:  Up to  8
  • Cordless Handsets:  Up to 6 (KX-TPA50B04)
  • HD Voice: HD Codec on DECT radio
  • Speaker: Half-Duplex
  • Talk time: Up to 5 hours, 240 hours standby
  • PoE: No
  • ECO Mode: No
  • Cat-iq 2.0: No
  • Remote Phonebook:  No
  • No on-screen conferencing instructions
  • See Panasonic KX-TGP500 Product & Pricing


 

List of Wireless Bluetooth Conference Phones

Looking for a wireless Bluetooth conferencing speakerphone to connect with your cellphone or Bluetooth-enabled devices?  Perfect for business trips, telecommuting, or holding smaller conference calls, check out the four options listed below for a current selection of Bluetooth-enabled speakerphones.

1. Jabra Speak 510 and 510+ Bluetooth and USB Speakerphone – $114.00 – $125.72

Jabra Speak 510

Personal wireless blue tooth and USB speakerphone device to conference anywhere, works with PCs and any Bluetooth enabled device. Jabra Speak 510 comes in both UC and MS Lync optimized versions and easily connect to tablets, mobile phones and headsets via Bluetooth.  Jabra Speak 510+ comes standard with Jabra Link 360 Bluetooth USB adapter. All three provides full compatibility with UC systems and VoIP clients

  • Up to 15 hours talk time
  • Plug-and-play connectivity to PC softphone / UC systems via USB cable
  • Built-in 3.5mm headset port to allow private conversations in open environments
  • 360-degree coverage with built-in omnidirectional microphone allowing attendees to hear and be heard from all angles
  • Digital Signaling Processing (DSP) technology allows crystal clear sound without echos or distorted sound at max volume level
  • Wideband audio and HD Voice
  • Bluetooth A2DP allows multimedia streaming
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty

2. Konftel 55W Wireless Bluetooth Conference Phone$299.95

Konftel 55WSimple and compact wireless bluetooth conference phone with HD sound quality and connects to computers, mobile phone/tablets and desktop phones (adapter required). VoIP calls can be bridged with desktop or mobile phone calls.  Easily combine and switch connections on the LCD colored screen’s smart user interface display. Konftel 55W also include call recording or dictations via SD memory card.  For smaller meetings up to 6 participants or up to 16 with optional expansion mic.  The Konftel 55W comes with a 6-metre electrical cable, AC adapter, battery, USB cable and a Quick Reference Guide.

  • Flexible connectivity options:  USB for VoIP calls, deskphones with optional adapter, cellular phone/tablets and headsets
  • Bluetooth options with cellular phone/tablets
  • Optional expansion microphones
  • OmniSound HD for superior audio quality
  • Rechargeable battery
  • LCD high-resolution color display
  • Switch and combine connections on the LCD display
  • Multiple languages in the phone and quick-reference guide
  • Record meeting on a SD memory card
  • Future-proof – can be upgraded
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty

3. Plantronics Calisto P620 Bluetooth Wireless Conference Speakerphone – $107.85

Plantronics Calisto P620

Calisto 620 is Plantronics’ “no cord, no fuss” portable Bluetooth wireless UC speakerphone and perfect for small conference calls anywhere.  Small and lightweight, instantly transforms your laptop or smartphone into a high quality conference device.  It’s designed to simplify call management with an easy interface for answer/end, mute and volume on your laptop or smart phone, and it comes with a Bluetooth® mini USB adapter for always-ready PC connectivity.The Calisto 620 comes with both UC Standard version for Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Skype and more and also a MS Lync version optimized for Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft OCS 2007.

  • Simplified call management with an easy interface on PC or mobile phone
  • Bluetooth mini USB adapter for always-ready PC connectivity
  • Up to 7 hours wireless talk time, and up to 5 standby time
  • PC wideband audio and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) reduces drop-outs and echo
  • Bi-directional microphones activate in the direction of speaker’s voice
  • Full duplex audio with 360 degree room coverage
  • Integrated A2DP lets you listen to streaming media from your mobile device
  • Includes a soft carrying case
  • 2 years limited manufacturer warranty

4. Polycom VoiceStation 500 Bluetooth-enabled Conference Phone – $357.00

Polycom Voicestation 500

Small Bluetooth-enabled conference phone with up to 7-feet microphone pickup range is ideally suited for desktops, offices, and other small rooms for 3-4 participants.  Connect with any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones or computers wirelessly for hands-free high quality conferencing or plug in directly to use with any analog phone jack. Polycom VoiceStation 500 comes with the conference phone unit, power module, 21-ft console cord, 7-ft telco cable to RJ-11 telephone jack, 4-ft cellphone connection link, 4-ft computer calling cable and user guide.

  • Polycom Bluetooth-enabled voice conferencing designed for offices and small meeting spaces.
  • Perfect for small conferences with three to four participants with microphone range of up to seven feet
  • Use your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to connect wirelessly for hands-free voice conferencing, or connect to a Bluetooth-enabled computer for high-quality hands-free conferencing over Internet calling services such as Skype
  • 2.5mm applications port: plug into a wired connection for mobile phone and internet calling when Bluetooth is not available
  • Easy to use and install, no training required, connects into any analog phone jack
  • Patented Acoustic Clarity Technology. Full-duplex for simultaneous, natural, free-flowing conversation and more productive calls
  • Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) automatically reduces room background noise from fans, projectors, heating, and air conditioning for clearer sound and more efficient conferencing
  • 360-degree room coverage: a powerful, digitally-tuned custom speaker and three sensitive microphones provide uniform coverage from up to 7 feet away
  • Convenient controls: volume, mute, redial, flash and hold are located on an intuitive, easy-to-use keypad
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty

New Konftel 300Wx Wireless Expandable Conference Phone

Many have been asking for an expandable version of Konftel’s wireless 300W conferencing phone, and now it’s finally here!  Introducing the Konftel 300Wx, Konftel’s latest wireless expandable conference phone that can be connected to DECT systems, mobile phones (with adapter) or computers via USB.  The 300Wx can be connected to a Konftel DECT base station or any GAP-compatible DECT systems. The North American version of the Konftel DECT base will also be able to connect to regular analog line or PBX with analog extensions.

Konftel 300Wx Wireless Conference Phone

Konftel 300Wx Wireless Conference Phone

The Konftel 300Wx works for both small meetings by itself or larger meetings up to 16 participants with optional expansion microphone.  It can be used completely wireless in a DECT environment with its rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 60 hours of talk time.  The 300Wx utilizes new GAP/CAT-Iq technology which improves interoperability with 3rd party IP base stations as well as providing fantastic HD audio quality.  According to Konftel, the 300Wx will likely work great paired to a SIP Yealink, Snom, RTX, Aastra and other similar IP base stations.  The Konftel 300Wx can also combine and switch easily between DECT, USB and mobile calls.

Highlights & Features:

  • OmniSound HD audio technology
  • USB connectivity allows the phone to be used to make VoIP calls
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Conference guide for easy set-up for multi-party calls
  • Expandable with microphones (optional)
  • Built-in bridging function
  • SD call recording so you can listen to them later
  • Phonebook
  • Upgradeable software – future proof
  • Charging cradle
  • Line selector
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty

Konftel 300Wx comes with: 

  • Konftel 300Wx conference phone and DECT base station
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Charging cradle
  • Power cable
  • AC adapters
  • USB cable
  • Quick reference guide

The Konftel 300Wx wireless expandable conferencing phone is now available and ready at The Telecom Spot.  Get yours today or contact us with any questions.

 

Introducing Plantronics CS500-XD Series 900MHz High-Density Wireless Headsets

Are you experiencing audio issues with your wireless headsets?  According to Plantronics you can start experiencing density issues when you have more than twice the channel count in a 10,000 squire feet area.  So if you have more than 60 active wireless headset users in the office, you may want to look into alternative solutions instead of DECT headsets.

Plantronics has just introduced their latest CS500-XD family utilizing the 900 MHz wireless technology as a no-hassle, high-quality solution for fitting more wireless headsets in the same office.  With Plantronics’ 900 MHz CS500-XD wireless headsets you get 90 channels versus 30 with DECT 6.0 headsets.  Offering the same design and features as their popular CS500 series and connection to office/deskphones, the CS500-XD series has:

  • 900 MHz wireless frequency with 90 channels
  • 3 wearing options including convertible (over-the-head, over-the-ear, behind-the-head) and over-the-head mono or binaural
  • Support for both wideband and narrowband modes
  • Ability to conference in up to 3 additional headsets by just docking the headset (auto-subscription)
  • Up to 350 foot range
  • Adaptive power for optimal battery life
  • Auto-answer by undocking headset
  • Full lifter support and Savi style EHS cable support (but no lifter bundles)
Plantronics CS500-XD Family

Plantronics CS500-XD Family

All 4 models from Plantronics’ CS500-XD family are now in stock and available for purchase at The Telecom Spot.  Please leave us a note below or contact us directly for any additional questions.

Note:  If you don’t need all the features and channels offered by the CS500-XD series but just need an economical high-density option, also look into Plantronics CS50 wireless headsets which offers 54 channels, lower price point, range up to 300ft and talk time of up to 8 hours.

Introducing Avaya D100/D160 – Finally a New Wireless Phone Option for IP Office!

After Avaya discontinued their popular Avaya 3810 wireless phones, our customers have always been asking for alternative recommendations.  Well, Avaya has finally answered the popular demands and came out with Avaya D100 SIP DECT wireless phone system!

Avaya D100 IP DECT Wireless Kit

Avaya D100 IP DECT Wireless Kit

The entire wireless system can be managed thru IP Office Manager with no additional configuration needed for a plug-and-play installation.  Not just a single-cell wireless system, it can be expanded with repeaters to cover additional area without more wiring.  The Avaya D100 base station is connected to the IP network and Power-over-Ethernet, and if you don’t have PoE switch you can also get PoE injectors like the Avaya SPPOE-1A to power the D100 base station.  It is compatible with IP Office R8.1 Feature Pack 1+ and while it does require IP resources like VCM module and IP client license per phone on top of that, at least we now have a more cost-effective wireless system for users who don’t require the robust features and range of Avaya IP-DECT and WiFi solutions.

Avaya D100 Architecture

Avaya D100 Architecture

The base station can connect with up to 8 Avaya D160 handsets and 5 Avaya D100 repeaters for added range.  The radio coverage for each D100 base station is 100-350 ft indoor and up to 7700ft in open field.  It supports IP Office features including Busy Lamp Field (BLF), Message Waiting Indicator (MWI), Programmable buttons, Emergency Calls, Hot desking and more.

Avaya D100 Repeater

Avaya D100 Repeater

The expansion D160 DECT handset offers similar feature and functionality found on 11xx/12xx SIP phones. Features including a 2×24 display, 4 soft-keys, 8 programmable buttons including support for Busy Lamp Field (BLF) and Speed dial and capable for up to 16 hours talk time or 7 days standby.

Avaya D160 DECT Handset

Avaya D160 DECT Handset

For more information, click on one of these product links below or contact us for assistance.

Yealink Wireless DECT Phone System for SOHO & Small Business Users

Yealink now offers a new line of cost-effective DECT Cordless Phones designed with small business and SOHO users in mind!  The SIP-W52P and its expansion handset SIP-W52H is a scalable SIP-based mobile communication system that packs great features into an affordable price point. With the Yealink SIP-W52P you get both the freedom of wireless communication along with business features normally only found in deskphones.  This system will also work on Asterisk, 3CX and Broadsoft with some quick and easy configuration.

Yealink SIP-W52P

Yealink SIP-W52P

Yealink SIP-W52H

Yealink SIP-W52H

Highlighted Features:

  • Exceptional HD sound with wideband technology
  • Up to 4 simultaneous external calls
  • Scalable – Expand up to 5 DECT cordless handsets per base
  • Up to 5 VoIP accounts
  • 1.8″ color display with intuitive user interface
  • 10 hours talk time, 100 hours standby time
  • Integrated PoE (Class 1) but with option to use power supply (included)
  • Desktop or wall mountable
  • DECT radio coverage up to 50m indoors and 300m outdoors
  • Energy-saving ECO features

Both products is available and ready to ship at The Telecom Spot.  Due to manufacturer MAP restrictions, please contact us or log into the product pages to view our current special pricing.  Additional product details and specs are also available on our product page for Yealink SIP-W52P and SIP-W52H.

Plantronics Savi Over-the-Head Wearing Style Now Available!

Plantronics has introduced new “over-the-head” wearing styles for their popular Savi 400 and Savi 700 wireless headset series.  The new over-the-head headsets are available in both monaural and binaural styles and is optimized for both standard UC and Microsoft Lync applications.

SaviW720mSaviW710

These headsets are now available for order, so if you have been holding out on Plantronics Savi wireless headset systems because you didn’t like ear-pieces before, now is your chance!

Savi 400 Series Headsets  Style  Part#
Savi W410, Standard version Monaural 84007-03
Savi, W410-M, Microsoft version Monaural 84007-01
Savi, W420, Standard version Binaural 84008-03
Savi, W420-M, Microsoft version Binaural 84008-01
Savi 700 Series Headsets  Style  Part#
Savi, W710-M, Microsoft version Monaural 84003-01
Savi, W720-M, Microsoft version Binaural 84004-01

 

VoIP Mobility with Grandstream DP715/DP710 DECT Cordless IP Phone

Are you a resident or small business owner (SOHO/SMB/SME) looking for a digital wireless mobile VoIP phone with HQ audio? Grandstream Network may have the answer for you with their new line of the DP715 & DP710 DECT Cordless IP Phone.

grandstream_dp715_dp710_group

The DP715 model comes with the DECT handset and the VoIP base station with integrated charger. The DP710 is its extension unit which contains a DECT phone and a charger unit (to be used together with the DP715 base station for added user convenience). The DP715 can support up to 5 SIP accounts and can expand up to 5 additional handsets with 4 concurrent calls. The DP715/DP710 offers users wide range indoor/outdoor coverage, TLS/SRTP security protection, and compatible with various major IP PBXs and supports, all at an affordable price. Thus DP715/DP710 users can enjoy the benefit of having both VoIP and mobility at a low risk investment.

Available now for pre-order, The Telecom Spot is expecting a shipping ETA in mid-July 2012.  Questions? Please leave a comment below or contact our helpful consultants.

Features:

DECT base station registers up to 5 DECT handsets and talks to up to 4 handsets concurrently When multiple handsets share the same SIP account, Hunting Group supports the following flexible options: Linear Mode, all phones ring sequentially in the predestinated order Parallel Mode, all phones ring concurrently and after one phone answers,the remaining available phones can place new calls Shared Line Mode, all phones ring concurrently and always share the same line similar to analog phones Advanced telephony features including Caller ID, Call Waiting, 3-Way Conference, Transfer, Forward, Do Not Disturb, Message Waiting Indication, auto answer, multi-language voice prompt, flexible dial plan Support comprehensive voice codecs including G.711, G.723.1, G.729A/B, G.726 and iLBC Secure and automated provisioning using HTTP/HTTPS/Telnet/TFTP, multiple SIP accounts, SIP over TCP/TLS, SRTP Multi-Languages – English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish Currently Pending – TR069, IPV6(pending)

Snom to Release the snom m9R with Repeater Functionality

Snom m9r

The engineers at snom have finally added some long awaited features to the snom M9. At first glance, the snom m9R looks identical to the snom m9 but with some major differences.  The snom M9R adds:

  • Repeater functionality
  • Higher data storage capacity
  • Greatly improved voice quality
  • Optional industry standard protective shell

The repeater functionality can only be guaranteed with a snom m9r base station and snom m9r handset and will not work with the snom m9 model. The final QA testing with the repeater is currently underway and expected to be completed soon so that deliveries can begin in Q3/Q4 2012.

Additional Information:

Avaya IP Office Wireless Phone Options

Ever since Avaya discontinued their popular Avaya 3810 wireless phone, customers have been asking us: “what wireless phone options are available for my IP Office System?”

This has been a hard question to answer since most customers do not need the robust features and range that the Avaya IP-DECT and Avaya WiFi solutions carry.  While many have been wishing for an Avaya 3820 wireless phone, currently nothing is being developed yet.  Update (2/2013):  Avaya has released a new wireless phone option D100/D160

For a quick look, consider some of these wireless options currently available for your Avaya IP Office System:

  1. Avaya 3920 Cordless Phone: This can be used only on an IP Office running exclusively in “Partner” mode and requires a ETR-6 station card.
  2. Avaya/Nortel T7406e Cordless Phone: This can be used on the IP Office running both “IP Office” and “Partner” modes and requires a TCM-8 station card or expansion module. The features on the T7406e are great, but the phone requires a TCM station port, which most systems are not pre-configured with.
  3. Regular Analog Cordless Phone:  This can be used on the IP Office running both “IP Office” and “Partner” modes and requires an analog/combo station card or expansion module.   This is by far the most cost effective solution, however the feature set is minimal and the phone will act as a single line station.
  4. Avaya IP-DECT Solution (Avaya 3720, Avaya 3725, Avaya 3740, Avaya 3749): This can be used on the IP Office running in “IP Office” mode only and requires IP resources as well as appropriate licenses.  This solution is feature rich and very expandable; however, it is fairly pricey and requires some infrastructure.
  5. Avaya WiFi Phone Solution (Avaya 3641, Avaya 3645): This can be used on the IP Office running exclusively in “IP Office” mode and requires IP resources as well as appropriate licenses.  This solution is feature rich, can utilize existing WiFi networks, and is very expandable; however, is also fairly pricey and requires some infrastructure.

We know there are a great number of choices and things to consider, and we hope the recommendations listed above will help you get started.  If you have any questions or wish to go into further details regarding your specific system, please don’t hesitate to contact us at The Telecom Spot or leave a comment below.