Gigaset N870 multicell system – a commitment to simplicity for resellers and end users17. December 2018 Published by Raphael Doerr
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) just celebrated its 25th anniversary, and even in the era of smartphones, 4G and 5G networks more than a billion devices have been sold. And each year another 100 million are added to this figure.
These numbers come as no great surprise, since the advantages of DECT are obvious. Unlike mobile networks, the technology allows any company to provide and fully control its own mobile communication network. A network that is designed for HD voice and data, and is secure, reliable and expandable. In addition, DECT handsets use significantly less power than smartphones, with talk times of up to 18 hours and standby times of up to 8 days between charges. Together with the more robust units, they are ideal for industrial applications and outdoor areas, but also for office environments of any size.
The advantages of DECT are the reason why Gigaset is now launching its brand new DECT IP N870 multicell system, which provides scalability for any kind of company based on a single hardware product. What are the key features of the N870? And what are the opportunities for resellers and end users? This blog will answer the most important questions.
With the new N870 multicell system, Gigaset has developed the most advanced DECT platform offering seamless scalability, unparalleled reliability and a series of groundbreaking security, connectivity and administrative features. It defines an entirely new standard in the industry. The N870 multicell system is the first Gigaset platform to serve as a base station, DECT Manager and Integrator in one, to allow easier provision for customers of any size. Because the product is based on the well-known Gigaset software architecture, it ensures easy implementation and maximum compatibility with other professional solutions from Gigaset.
End users: one device for many situations
With the N870, end users benefit from a single device with the same hardware, software and deployment procedure for scalability from the smallest to the largest location. One Gigaset N870 multicell zone can serve up to 250 users, while the installation of hundreds of multicells at larger locations, such as factories, hotels, hospitals or warehouse environments, can provide a DECT communication network for thousands of employees. These employees can be spread across different floors and even different buildings. The product is also suitable for separate locations, such as scenarios with several location in different regions or countries.
Resellers: tested and compliant
For resellers, the N870 multicell is fully SIP compliant and has been tested with leading stationary telephone systems and cloud-based telephone providers, including BroadSoft, Starface, Bintec Elmeg, NFON and Swyx. The platform benefits from a single cable with PoE installation, zero touch provisioning and is compatible with all DECT cordless and desktop phones. In addition, the Gigaset N870 multicell system is the perfect supplement to managed service offerings where customers want to take calls from a workplace with absolute reliability.
In my opinion, DECT offers considerable benefits for both end users and resellers. In other words, this technology is here to stay. The Gigaset N870 multicell system is a milestone in simplicity, one that will produce the next generation in DECT connectivity.