Grandstream rolls out DECT phone–but no HD voice support (yet)

Garndstream Networks introduced its first DECT cordless phone last week at CommunicAsia 2012 – but without DECT or CAT-iq support.  It’s an odd choice, given the number of global  vendors linking up behind CAT-iq 2.0 for deployments in Europe and Grandstream’s incorporation of HD voice in nearly every other product it has shipped in the past year.

“HD will be supported” in future models, according to a company spokesperson.

Right now, the non-HD-voice DP715 DECT handset and VoIP base station supports up to 5 SIP accounts and is expandable to a total of 5 handsets and four concurrent calls. The DP710 expansion unit includes a DECT phone and charger base for adding additional phones throughout a home or small office.

List price on the DP 715 is $85 while the DP710 is $49. The new Grandstream DECT phones are generally available in Europe and some parts of Asia immediately through the company’s distribution channels. A North American DECT 6.0 version is anticipated to be generally available by mid-July.

 

With an outdoor coverage range of nearly 1,000 feet (about 300 meters) and indoor range of nearly 150 feet (50 meters), the DP715/710 features a 102×80 pixel backlit graphic display, 10-hour talk time, 80-hour standby-time, full duplex speakerphone with acoustic echo cancellation, and rich features associated with VoIP including calling ID, call waiting, transfer, 3-way conference, do-not-disturb, hunt group, 18 polyphonic ringtones, 200 phone book entries (per handset), message waiting, multi-language voice prompt and many more. The DP715/DP710 DECT IP phones also support TLS and SRTP security protection which safeguards account information and encrypts voice conversations thus eliminating eavesdropping concerns typical of legacy analog cordless phones. In addition, the DP715/710 can be automatically and securely provisioned for easy deployment using TFTP, HTTP/HTTPS, and soon TR069 (pending).

Pricing and Availability

The DP715 (list price US$85) includes a DECT handset and VoIP base station with built-in charger. The expansion unit or DP710 (list price US$49) is shipped with a DECT handset and charging unit. The European version of the new DECT IP phone is generally available in Europe and some parts of Asia immediately through Grandstream’s EMEA and Asia Pac distribution channels. The North American version (DECT 6.0) of the product will be generally available by mid-July through Grandstream’s North American distribution channels.

About Grandstream Networks

Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the SMB and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity. Our open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability in the industry, unrivaled features, flexibility, and price-performance competitiveness. Visit www.grandstream.com for more information or connect with us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

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