Siemens has unveiled a new line of cordless phones and devices based on the DECT 6.0 standard. DECT 6.0 was just approved for use in the United States. It provides less interference and better quality, coverage, availability and security than any other standard for cordless phones.
The family of new DECT 6.0 IP-enabled handsets will include several of the popular Gigaset telephone models and the Gigaset M34 IP adapter. Siemens will be using a dual-edged marketing approach. On one hand, they will trumpet the reduction in telephone service costs that the IP capabilities can provide. Second, they will push the unparalled quality of the voice communications that the new standard will provide.
The quality doesn’t come cheap. Siemens is making no effort to make the phones widely accessible. They have designed high-end devices and they will only be selling them through high-end retailers. The line will be available in April.