New Motorola Connected Cordless Phone Systems Simplify and

New Motorola Connected Cordless Phone Systems Simplify and Personalize Family Communications - Jan 3, 2006 08:00 AM (PR Newswire)

The innovative 'Connect To' button on the new Motorola cordless handsets simplifies access to the many communications options families have within their home.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today introduced a family of connected cordless phone systems that give families one-button access to the many ways they can communicate in and around their homes.

Through an innovative "Connect To" button on each handset, the new Motorola C51 and SBV5400 expandable cordless phone systems provides access to landline, Voice-over-IP calling, cellular service, home intercom, live streaming video, shared family phone books, high-speed Internet, and even push-to-talk-over-instant messaging -- right from the palm of your hand!

Both cordless phone systems debuted at the 2006 International CES trade show (Las Vegas, NV), where Motorola is showcasing its seamless mobility solutions at Booth #8545, and are expected to be commercially available later this year.

Taking Communications Beyond The Cordless Phone

A 2006 International CES Innovations in Engineering and Design honoree, the new Motorola C51 is the ultimate expandable cordless phone system. Using Wi-Fi(R) friendly 5.8 GHz technology, the system first and foremost begins with your choice of a base station that enables crystal clear voice phone calls using landline or digital phone service.

Yet, the Motorola C51 system can do far more than just make voice calls. Simply tap the "Connect To" button on a color-screen or standard cordless handset and a menu appears, listing the many ways your system can communicate. By adding accessories, sold separately, into the system, you can personalize the capabilities of your cordless system.

Motorola's "Connect To" accessories include:

-- Bluetooth(R)-enabled wireless phone dock, which instantly adds access to cell plan minutes and a user's cell phone number. Whether cell phone reception in the home is a problem, or users simply want to take advantage of free night and weekend minutes, the docking device for the C51 is a simple solution. -- Camera/Intercom, which delivers streaming video and audio to color handsets, and acts as a two-way communication device. Busy parents can now monitor the baby without disturbing a nap, or keep an eye on the kids while multi-tasking around the home. -- A Voice-over-IP phone adapter, which gives access to your Internet phone service from any handset.(1) -- Push-to-Talk-over-Instant Messaging, which connects the cordless handset to a PC through a USB connector, sold separately. This walkie- talkie like feature sends your digitized voice over the Internet through a supported Instant Messaging program. It's perfect for keeping kids connected to friends without them monopolizing the home computer.


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