New Motorola Connected Cordless Phone Systems Simplify and Personalize Family Communications
The innovative “Connect To” button on the new Motorola cordless handsets simplifies access to the many communications options families have within their home
LAS VEGAS – 3 Jan 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today introduced a family of connected cordless phone systems that give families one-button access to the many ways they can communicate in and around their homes.
Through an innovative “Connect To” button on each handset, the new Motorola C51 and SBV5400 expandable cordless phone systems provides access to landline, Voice-over-IP calling, cellular service, home intercom, live streaming video, shared family phone books, high-speed Internet, and even push-to-talk-over-instant messaging -- right from the palm of your hand!
Both cordless phone systems debuted at the 2006 International CES trade show (Las Vegas, NV), where Motorola is showcasing its seamless mobility solutions at Booth #8545, and are expected to be commercially available later this year.
Taking Communications Beyond The Cordless Phone
A 2006 International CES Innovations in Engineering and Design honoree, the new Motorola C51 is the ultimate expandable cordless phone system. Using Wi-Fi® friendly 5.8 GHz technology, the system first and foremost begins with your choice of a base station that enables crystal clear voice phone calls using landline or digital phone service.
Yet, the Motorola C51 system can do far more than just make voice calls. Simply tap the “Connect To” button on a color-screen or standard cordless handset and a menu appears, listing the many ways your system can communicate. By adding accessories, sold separately, into the system, you can personalize the capabilities of your cordless system.
Motorola’s ”Connect To” accessories include:
* Bluetooth®-enabled wireless phone dock, which instantly adds access to cell plan minutes and a user’s cell phone number. Whether cell phone reception in the home is a problem, or users simply want to take advantage of free night and weekend minutes, the docking device for the C51 is a simple solution.
* Camera/Intercom, which delivers streaming video and audio to color handsets, and acts as a two-way communication device. Busy parents can now monitor the baby without disturbing a nap, or keep an eye on the kids while multi-tasking around the home.
* A Voice-over-IP phone adapter, which gives access to your Internet phone service from any handset.1
* Push-to-Talk-over-Instant Messaging, which connects the cordless handset to a PC through a USB connector, sold separately. This walkie-talkie like feature sends your digitized voice over the Internet through a supported Instant Messaging program. It’s perfect for keeping kids connected to friends without them monopolizing the home computer.
The phone system also includes a hands-free speaker phone, message forwarding, caller ID and call waiting2 support, an alarm clock function, and a mute option for incoming/outgoing messages. Additional personalization features include:
* Shared Phone Books, so you can enter once and access from every handset. The shared phone can hold 48 contacts, and each handset can store 50 more in a private phonebook.
* Custom naming and configuration, letting you assign a different name for each handset, base or connected device, set different ring tones for each handset, and establish different rings and volume levels for daytime and night time.
* Downloadable Ring Tones and wallpapers (for the color handset screen), for the ultimate in personalization and self-expression.
The Motorola C51 advanced cordless phone system is expected to be available in Spring 2006.
Voice-Enabled Cable Modem with Integrated Cordless Phone Base Station
The new Motorola SBV5400 is a next-generation voice-enabled cable modem that includes the same 5.8 GHz digital cordless phone base station found in the C51. Consumers can expand the system by registering the same accessories from the C51 system with the SBV5400.
For service providers, the SBV5400 is an innovative, all-in-one device – enabling their customers to “Connect To” high-speed data1 and high-quality digital phone services2 through a single, expandable cordless phone system..
The Motorola SBV5400 is expected to be available in Spring 2006.
Editors Note: For high-resolution images of Motorola’s consumer solutions, please visit: www.motorola.com/ces.
1 High-speed Internet and Voice-over-IP service sold separately
2 Availability of features depend on network availability
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective, and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: http://www.motorola.com/.
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