Hannover, Germany (CeBIT) - March 16, 2007: RTX now launches the new DUALphone 3058 with superior audio quality, colour display and speakerphone.
In 2004 RTX launched the first DUALphone for Skype, one the most popular cordless Internet USB phones ever. Now RTX launches the second -generation of this device.
The new DUALphone 3058 is a cordless Internet phone and ordinary telephone in one. It is designed to work with Skype, the popular internet communications software with more than 171 million users worldwide. A broadband Internet connection is needed.
The DUALphone 3058 is a cordless USB phone that is connected to a regular telephone socket and works with Skype by using the USB port on a PC. Users are then free to make cordless Skype calls with the handset anywhere in the home or office. The handset's colour display shows whether other Skype users on your contact list are available. If they are, users simply have to press the Skype button to talk to them for free.
To reach friends or colleagues who are offline or do not use Skype, users can simply use the ordinary landline via the Public Switched Telephone Operator connection as normal. Alternatively, you can make cheap SkypeOut calls to landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world. Skype users can also purchase an optional SkypeIn number that allows them to receive calls from regular telephones via Skype.
"We are excited that we are still the only telephone manufacturer and design house who are capable of making Skype handsets with wideband audio, giving users superior sound quality," said RTX CEO Tage Rasmussen. "With the speakerphone, colour display and the support of Microsoft Vista we believe that the DUALphone 3058 will also be very interesting for business use."
"Introduced in 2004, RTX's first DUALphone for Skype became one of the most popular cordless Skype handsets ever," said Manrique Brenes, director of Hardware Business Development at Skype. "We are happy to see the second generation of this USB phone with wideband audio."
DUALphone 3058 product features:
• Cordless Skype phone and ordinary telephone in one - just connect the DUALphone 3058 base station directly to the USB interface of your PC
• Wideband audio and Superior Skype sound quality
• Hands -free speakerphone
• Colour display on handset
• Supports Microsoft Vista
• Cordless phone using DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology
• Internet communications via Skype to other Skype users; SkypeOut to landline and mobile telephone numbers or SkypeIn from ordinary telephone numbers
• Ordinary telephony via your ordinary operator - Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
The DUALphone 3058 will be available at www.skype.com/shop and through our distributors from the 1st of April at a recommended reseller price of €89. For more information please visit www.dualphone.net.
DUALphone 3058 supports both the traditional telephone service and Skype Internet communications. Please note that Skype itself is not a replacement service for your ordinary telephone and it does not support emergency calls.