Amex Digital introduces the stylish TSP-VS501 a 2-in-1 DECT phone supporting standard phone service and VOIP.
The Amex Digital TSP-VS501 is supposedly the first cordless phone that also supports Skype calls. Utilizing a USB connection to a standard PC with softphone, the Cordless DUALphone can route calls over the Internet.
The TSP-VS501 is optimized for Skype but provides also an API to support other VOIP services in the future.
The wireless phone features a LCD display and touch sensitive buttons. Amex Digital will show the TSP-VS501 at the CeBit 2007 in a couple of weeks. There is no information yet available when this DECT Skype phone will go on sale and at which price.
See also the Amex Digital site.
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Two telephone lines in one system – IP telephony and standard PSTN line (public
switched telephone network)
International and domestic long distance calls at low rates with SkypeOut (requires on-line purchase of SkypeOut credit)
Simultaneous VoIP and PSTN call possible with two or more handsets
Ability to participate in SkypeTM conference calls
Skype Voice mail
Secure and encrypted communication
Caller ID (CLIP)
Call Forwarding, Call Waiting
Future-proof: The software of the handset and base station can be updated via the USB interface
DECT – the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephony standard
Dialing via PSTN
Dialing via Internet: SkypeTM to other SkypeTM users
Works with Skypeln – enables reception of calls from standard telephone numbers (PSTN)
Dialing via SkypeOut to standard telephone numbers
Distinctive ringing distinguishes between standard telephone and Internet calls via SkypeTM
Superior SkypeTM sound quality (16kHz audio sampling)
SkypeTM and SkypeOut contacts available on handset
Call forwarding – handset to handset, call waiting
Range: Indoor up to 50 metres / outdoor up to 300 metres
Talk time / Standby time: up to 6.5 hours / up to 100 hours
Telephone book: 160 entries – joint telephone book between multiple handsets
Redial: 30 entries
Call log: 30 entries
Minimum system requirements
Windows XP, 2000 or 2003 server
400 MHz processor
128 MB RAM
15 MB free disk space on your hard drive
Internet connection (broadband type: cable, DSL, etc.)
Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) subscription