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IW Distribution launches the new RTX 3088 cordless Skype™ DUALphone, the world’s first cordless dual phone for Skype™ that does not require a PC connection

  • 04 December, 2006 11:11

<p>Melbourne – December 4, 2006 - IW Distribution today announces the Australian and New Zealand launch of the revolutionary new RTX 3088 cordless Skype™ DUALphone, the world’s first cordless dual phone for Skype™ that does not require a PC connection.</p>
<p>IW Distribution is launching the new RTX DUALphone 3088 which can be used for calling via Skype™ without the need to be connected to a PC. The new DUALphone is ideal for those people who do not always keep their PC turned on and connected to the Internet, or who do not want or are prohibited from connecting to Skype from their PC.</p>
<p>The DUALphone 3088 removes the need to be connected to a computer when making Skype calls and all that is needed is to connect the base of the RTX 3088 to a broadband Internet connection. The phone also allows the user to decide whether to make a free call via the Internet between Skype users, or to use the regular landline connection. As Skype does not support emergency calls this land-line option is an important addition to the product.</p>
<p>As well as freeing users from the PC, the DUALphone has a simple Skype user interface and possesses nearly all Skype voice features for which Skype software is known. Easy-to-use and plug-and-dial handsets are a key driver in growing Skype’s global customer base, which currently stands at over 136 million users. “The former USB Cordless DUALphone was our first Skype Certified™ USB cordless handset,” said Manrique Brenes, director of Hardware Business Development at Skype. “It has been available for three years and has been a very successful phone. We are therefore delighted to join RTX in taking Internet calls a step further with cordless embedded phones for Skype.”</p>
<p>The phone base station is easy to connect to the broadband router and the PSTN phone line and requires no technical knowledge. Some added benefits of the new DUALphone 3088 include a colour display and an operating time of more than 10 hours of talk time as well as up to 140 hours at standby.</p>
<p>“We are excited to be launching this revolutionary new Skype cordless DUALphone in Australia and New Zealand. This new PC free Skype DUALphone will open new markets for Skype use especially in those situations where people do not always leave their PC connected to the Internet, or where Skype is not allowed to be loaded onto the PC”, said Daryl Chambers, Director at IW Distribution.</p>
<p>Availability
The DUALphone 3088 will be available from IW Distribution from mid-December. The recommended retail price will be A$299 incl. GST and NZ$369 including VAT.</p>
<p>About IW Distribution
IW Distribution is a specialty distributor of cordless and VoIP solutions for business, SME and SoHo/consumer markets. We represent several major cordless / wireless brands in Australia and New Zealand including RTX. Please visit www.iwdistribution.com.au for further information.</p>
<p>About RTX Products A/S
RTX Products A/S is a 100% owned subsidiary of RTX Telecom A/S, an internationally oriented group which develops and markets advanced high-tech solutions and products such as the DUALphone, Wireless Local Loop (WLL), Bluetooth™ headsets and healthcare products. RTX’s goal is to be the customers’ preferred supplier of advanced solutions within wireless technology, including in particular DECT, VoIP and Bluetooth™. Please visit www.rtx.dk for further information.</p>

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