Handsfree & Headset Products
Cordless headsets using DECT technology are now beginning to become available, giving switchboard and callcentre operators new degrees of freedom. This new freedom is likely to result in such products finding new applications in roles not normally associated with the use of telephone headsets. One manufacturer's literature, for example, suggests "Use it while you cook, clean, write letters or water flowers in the garden' ! 'Or use it at the office: while you work at the computer or make repairs'.
Company website - GN Netcom, based in Denmark, is part of the Great Nordic Group and an innovator in headset technology.
Satellite DECT - reputed to have been the world's first digital cordless, launched in 1996 not GAP
Ellipse - the latest line of DECT headset products from the company was launched in 1998
Three models available, all weighing lesss than 100g, including battery:
- the Ellipse standard - 150 m range
- the Ellipse LP - 20 m range
- the Ellipse CombiSet - 20m range
DECT Headset allows wireless connection using DECT of up to 50
metres(typical building enviroment) 150m (free space), a 12 hour continuous
talktime, Recharge Time: 1 hour, and automatic channel allocation.
M110 DECT Headset is suited for use either in the car or with selected DECT phones. It features: Over-the-head design, Noise-cancelling microphone for crystal clear calls, Acoustic shock protection protects hearing, Microphone volume adjust switch, Hearing aid compatible
Siemens has recently introduced a headphone set, the Gigaset 2000H, for use with the Gigaset 2000C feature mobile handset. The headset slides onto the bottom of the normal 2000C handset, with a thin wire connecting to a lightweight headset, and automatically configures the phone for headset usage.