VTech to Release Cordless Skype VoIP Phone

January 4, 2005


The usb7100 VTech Skype cordless phone extends Skype’s free VoIP calling over the Internet from the PC to 2.4GHz cordless handsets throughout the premises.

VTech Communications, Inc today introduced the usb7100 VTech Skype cordless phone that extends Skype’s Internet telephony to the cordless realm. It also extends presence status to the handset display on the cordless phone.

The 2.4 GHz cordless usb7100 phone is expandable up to four handsets, providing high quality Internet calling from anywhere on the premises in range of the VTech base station, which connects to the PC via its USB port.

There is also a connection for a standard land line, providing multiple line access from the handset, and all the standard features of cordless phone technology, including caller ID, call waiting, intercom, and conference calling remain in effect.

Users also have access to presence information on the cordless handset display, showing which contacts are online, as well as being able to set their own presence status, including online, away, or do not disturb.

In addition to Skype’s free peer-to-peer communication, its encryption is extended to the usb7100 VTech Skype, guaranteeing secure communications.

VTech Communications, Inc, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd (SEHK:303) (LSE:VTH) (ADR:VTKHY), based in Hong Kong, one of the largest suppliers of corded and cordless phones in North America. It is a pioneer of China-based manufacturing facilities, from which it gains substantial cost leverage.

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