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    Cordless Internet Phone Provides Convenient Use of Free Skype Internet Calls

LinksysŪ, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., a leading provider of voice, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business user, and Skype, the Global Internet Communications Company, recently announced a new cordless phone that takes free Skype Internet phone calling off the computer and puts it into the hands of callers.

The new Internet Telephony Kit (CIT200) provides callers with a convenient alternative to making free Skype calls while sat at their computer, giving them the freedom to make free Skype calls wherever they are in the home or office.

The CIT200 will be available from several online and high street retailers throughout North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Internet Telephony Kit includes a handset, charger and a USB base station that plugs into a computer's USB port. The handset lets callers take their free Skype calling off the PC and into other rooms using the compatible USB base station. The handset can read and display callers' Skype contact list on its built-in illuminated display, letting callers know which of their Skype contacts are online and ready to be called. The handset also supports SkypeIn, SkypeOut and Skype Voicemail, low-cost premium services that lets callers make and receive calls to family, friends and colleagues using traditional landlines or cell phones, and send and receive messages up to 10 minutes long

The handset also includes a number of convenient features for Skype users:

  • Supports call waiting
  • Mute button
  • 3 available ring tones
  • Intercom support to between multiple handsets
  • Hold Button
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • Color LCD panel
  • Up to 120 hour standby time and 10 hour talk time
  • Caller ID
  • Ringer -Off/On switch
  • Address Book that supports up 120 contacts
  • Navigation button for screen
  • Utilizes voice encryption for high security
  • Uses DECT wireless technology so won't interfere with 2.4GHz phones or devices
  • Headset jack for connecting a headset
  • Single base station supports up to four additional DECT based phones
  • Handset locater button on USB base station
  • Handset is light and comfortable to use (4.23 oz/ 0.12kg)
  • According to the press release, the CIT200 is rolling out world wide through select major retailers, online retailers and distributors.

    Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Other brands and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders, and duly acknowledged.

        Submitted By: news team Date: 2005-11-08
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