World VoIP NewsCordless Advanced Technology certificate (CAT-iq 2.0) goes to VTech Avant 5000 model
Cordless Advanced Technology certificate (CAT-iq 2.0) goes to VTech Avant 5000 model
VTech Holdings Ltd has announced that its new Avant 5000 model cordless VoIP phone has got very first certificate in order to be compliant with CAT-iq 2.0, a certification program rolled out by the DECT Forum only in December 2010. The program tests appliances on protocol, radio frequency (RF) level and specifically on audio quality, the basic criteria of the CAT-iq.
Cordless Advanced Technology was created and designed to meet the demands of the new generation of IP-based services and devices. The technology enables to carry voice through broadband, ensuring sound to be much more natural and "true-to-life" than the classical Plain Old Telephone Network (POTS) and/or 3G mobile networked communication. The DECT Forum is the international association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry and has been offering certification of CAT-iq devices at laboratories in Germany and Norway.
The massive progress with CAT-iq 2.0 is that it makes users to place end-to-end VoIP calls with all the extras that come with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) telephony, such as wideband voice quality, numerous lines, caller ID and synchronisation of phone books and other settings. Therefore, certified CAT-iq 2.0 handsets from different system manufacturers can also be implemented on the same certified base station. They are mutually operable with other CAT-iq handsets and gateways, and are also backward compatible to particular DECT products.
"VTech, as the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, has reaffirmed its technology leadership position with the introduction of the first CAT-iq 2.0 certified handset. The Avant 5000 model demonstrates our enduring strength in R&D, and how quickly we can turn new ideas into reality," said Mr Chi Hoi Tong, President of Telecommunication Products, VTech Telecommunications Ltd.
"To see CAT-iq 2.0 products become a reality for the first time is a major milestone for the DECT Forum and is a result of our efforts to develop the future standard for cordless telephony," said Mr Daniel Hartnett, Chairman of the CAT-iq Working Group within the DECT Forum.
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