Mitel’s newest desktop peripheral is the Mitel 5610 DECT Handset and Mitel IP DECT Stand for the Mitel 5300 Series IP Phones. This unique accessory offers unprecedented convenience and limited mobility for IP Phone users. The cordless 5610 DECT Handset, with full dial pad and vibrant illuminated color screen, gives users the freedom and mobility to move away from their desk within their office or adjacent offices. Hotel guests will appreciate the convenience of additional cordless phone extensions in their rooms, while IT staff will appreciate the cost savings of servicing an entire room or suite of rooms with a single LAN drop.
The 5610 DECT Handset and IP DECT Stand provide Mitel Communications Director (MCD) SIP call processing features on a cordless handset. The new IP DECT Stand is an accessory peripheral for the Mitel 5300 Series IP Phones. The IP DECT Stand connects to the base of a Mitel 5312 / 5324 / 5320 / 5330 / 5340 or 5360 IP Phone and acts as an IP DECT base station with SIP Gateway functionality. The IP DECT Stand connects to the network through the PC port on the Mitel IP Phone. It supports up to eight 5610 DECT Handsets that act as SIP extensions. MCD extends SIP call processing features to the 5610 DECT Handset. Users can activate phone features through Feature Access Codes. Each 5610 DECT Handset can be programmed as a separate extension on the MCD or programmed in a Personal Ring Group and use Dynamic Extension to allow the handset to be “twinned” with an IP Phone. The IP DECT Stand and 5610 DECT Handsets operate as generic SIP devices behind the MCD.
The 5610 DECT Handset has a range of up to 50 meters (150 feet) (for indoor use) and up to 300 meters (900 feet) (for outdoor use) from the IP DECT Stand. Using an IP DECT Repeater to extend this range even further makes the 5610 DECT Handset and IP DECT Stand the ideal mobility solution in hospitality, education, health care and retail as well as small and medium business (SMB) and enterprise markets.
IP DECT – Voice-centric and Simpler
IP DECT is ideally suited to businesses seeking a voice and messaging capable on-premise wireless solution for secure, quality voice performance that is lower cost, more robust to interference and easier to manage when compared to Wi-Fi or cellular solutions. IP-DECT involves deploying a dedicated wireless infrastructure that may not necessarily be capable of supporting wireless data access.
Improved productivity and business efficiency
The productivity benefit of mobile communications is well understood. Extending mobile on-premise communications through integration with other value add applications or business process systems; delivering the relevant information to the responsible individual; delivering work flow information in real-time; the ability to deliver and respond to emergency situations in a hospital, manufacturing plant, retail or educational institution drives significant productivity benefits.
Improved customer service
In the retail segment, staff becomes reachable wherever they are and the use of objectionable overhead paging can be eliminated. In hospitality, front desk staff or the concierge can respond to guests’ needs more expediently. The customer or guest has a better chance of reaching the right person; the establishment becoming more responsive; all resulting in a more satisfying experience.
Improved cost control
Workers are becoming increasingly mobile in the workplace; however, the option of widespread cellular phone usage can prove very costly. Deployment of an IP DECT voice-capable solution in conjunction with the MCD and 5300 Series IP Phones enables the enterprise or small business to control and manage their mobile communication costs on the premises. Once the infrastructure is deployed, internal and external mobile calling is essentially free, with the added benefit that usage is subject to the same class of service privileges as the wired communication system.
Improved safety and security
Security of staff in traditional high risk environments as well as in health care, education and retail establishments is an increasing concern. The 5610 DECT Handset integrated with the MCD gives enterprise and small business users the ability to respond quickly to situations involving a security breach or an emergency, allowing them to manage the situation in real-time to ensure the safety of staff, community and property.
Features of the 5610 DECT Handset and IP DECT Stand include:
- IP DECT Stand supports up to eight handsets and three simultaneous calls
- Supported on Mitel 5312 / 5324 / 5320 / 5330 / 5340 and 5360 IP Phones
- Handset supports color display with backlighting and auto dimming
- Full dial pad with navigation keys, soft keys, answer and end keys
- Teleworker support
- Supports Dynamic Extension on MCD
- Menu (OK) Key provides graphical menu options for Contacts, Settings, Messages and Call Logs
- Settings allow users to adjust audio preferences, ringer melodies, telephony functions, call forwarding options, and to access system and network settings
- Speakerphone capable, with adjustable volumes, including mute
- Nine polyphonic ring tones
- Handset supports operating time of 8 hours talk / 240 hours standby
- Multiple languages supported on the 5610 DECT Handset
- Optional IP DECT Repeater extends signal range of handsets
- DECT-based design: DECT 6.0 cordless technology provides higher quality voice transmission, density, and less interference compared to Bluetooth
- Operating range of up to 50 m (150 feet) indoors or 100 m (300 ft) outdoors
- Supported on MCD
General availability of the Mitel 5610 Cordless DECT phone is December 14th, 2009. Please contact your AmeriTel representative to reserve yours!