RTX launches new cordless Skype phone
Aalborg, Denmark, February 1st, 2012 – RTX, a leading provider of wireless communications solutions for the Enterprise PBX and SME market has announced that it is launching a combined Skype™ and landline phone. The new cordless phone, the DUALphone 4088, is being launched at ITEXPO in Miami.
The main benefit of the DUALphone 4088 is that it does not require the user to be physically connected to a PC to make VoIP calls. The caller can simply connect the DUALphone base station to a broadband connection and make Skype calls free of charge to other Skype users or have the choice of conventional paid-for landline calls worldwide.
At a time when the number of Skype calls is soaring, RTX says it expects the new handset to bring free and low cost calls to consumers worldwide. According to a recent report by telecom market research firm TeleGeography, cross-border Skype-to-Skype calls grew 48 percent in 2011, to 145 billion minutes.
Jesper Mailind CEO RTX commented, “Our new elegant DUALphone 4088 offers consumers a unique way to use Skype, bringing the benefits of wireless low cost or free calls to households across the globe at an affordable price-point. We believe there is a growing demand for dual phones from the existing 170 million Skype account holders. As more and more people use Skype our user-friendly and intuitive phone will be an attractive solution. It will also provide a business opportunity for resellers around the world.”
The new handset has a colour TFT screen and superior sound quality through the use of high definition Audio (HD Audio). The phone system can switch between two separate Skype accounts and can be extended to four handsets per household. Standard features including call waiting, voicemail and a phone contact list of 200 numbers have been enhanced by software to show the Skype status of the user and all contacts. The design of DUALphone 4088 is suitable for the modern living room.
About RTX Telecom A/S
RTX Telecom A/S designs and produces advanced wireless solutions for global clients across a variety of markets, including solutions for Enterprise PBX and VoIP communications, professional audio, consumer gaming, home automation, and smart metering. In addition, RTX provides a range of customizable ATE solutions for production testing of wireless devices. Since its founding in 1993, RTX has undertaken more than 700 projects incorporating technologies such as Bluetooth™, Wi-Fi, DECT, CAT-iq and VoIP. RTX is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic stock exchange, is headquartered in Denmark, and has offices in Hong Kong and the US. For more information, please visit www.rtx.dk