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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/09/21 - USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company, has announced its newest Skype Certified™ products - the USR9630 cordless phone for Skype and the USR9631 accessory handset..
The USR9630 base station connects to both a traditional phone line and an available USB port on a PC running Skype™ Internet calling software to make and receive Skype calls and ordinary telephone calls from the USR9630 or USR9631 handset – eliminating the need for both Skype and PSTN phones in an office or home.
In addition to the handset included in the USR9630, the USR9630 base station also allows up to three additional USR9631 accessory handsets to be connected to the same telephone line. The new phones will soon be available across Middle East markets through USRobotics dealers.
“These phones are ideal for families and businesses where Skype calls are becoming as common as ordinary landline calls,” said Anurag Batta, USRobotics’ Product Manager for VoIP. “Skype calls can be placed and answered freely throughout the home or office – no longer requiring the user to be within reach of the PC. The integration of Internet calling with traditional local and long distance calling provides a complete voice communications solution.”
The USR9630 cordless phone for Skype and USR9631 accessory handset integrate seamlessly with Skype to connect users to the Skype community, which now numbers more than 113 million registered users worldwide. It allows users to make free calls through the Skype software to other Skype users, and supports low cost calls with non-Skype users via the popular SkypeIn™ and SkypeOut™ services.
“These cordless phones are two more examples of USRobotics’ commitment to enabling the world’s conversations via Skype,” said Manrique Brenes, Director of Hardware Business Development for Skype. “With USRobotics, we are providing the growing Skype community with high quality devices that make Internet calling more comfortable and familiar.”
Sumit Kumar, Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa, USRobotics, said, “USRobotics is constantly striving to introduce innovative products for the benefit of home and business users, and we break new ground yet again with the launch of these cordless phones for Skype. We expect the new phones to generate a good response in the Skype authorized countries.”
The features and benefits offered by the USR9630 cordless dual phone and the USR9631 accessory handset include: ability to use Skype even when you are not at your PC; up to four handsets for a whole-home/small office cordless phone solution; powerful DECT 6.0 technology which does not interfere with 802.11a/b/g wireless networks, Bluetooth devices and other home appliances; efficient power usage for enhanced talk and stand-by times; 150 foot (50 meter) indoor/900 foot (300 meter) outdoor range; integrated speakerphone in handset for hands-free calling; LED backlit, graphical LCD display which provides convenient access to Skype contacts and personal phonebook entries; and battery level indicator and Out of Range warning tone.
In addition, both phones support Skype Caller ID and telephone company Caller ID and feature an integrated echo cancellation and noise reduction technology that delivers life-like conversation quality. Characterized by a full-duplex operation that eliminates conversation clipping, the easy-to-install phones also support Windows 2000 and XP operating systems and are compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports.