Atlinks' new 900mhz product line features affordable ge-brand cordless
telephones with fresh designs, caller id, and digital messaging.
New Models Include Crystal Clear Sound“ Technology and Digital
Security to Minimize Interference
Indianapolis, August 9, 2002- Continuing to provide consumers
with a variety of communications solutions, ATLINKS is introducing
a new line of
GE-brand 900MHz cordless phones featuring compact designs and
convenience features at competitive price points. The new models
range from basic cordless units to full-featured models that incorporate
digital messaging systems and Caller ID. ATLINKS, the communications
joint venture of Thomson (Paris Euronext: 18453) (NYSE: TMS) and
Alcatel, is the market leader in home telephone products in the
Features shared by the four new phones include 40-channel auto
scan, which automatically selects the clearest channel, providing
improved reception and excellent range; Crystal Clear SoundÒ
technology, which improves sound quality by helping reduce background
noise; and digital security, which helps prevent interference
from other cordless telephones. Other common features are a reversible
recharge cradle, 10-number memory, handset volume control (which
adjusts incoming calls to a desired level), a flexible handset
antenna, handset volume control, a ringer control, a nickel cadmium
battery and low battery indicator.
"Since 900MHz analog telephones continue to dominate the
cordless phone category, we have developed a new line of products
to fulfill consumers' desire for products that incorporate popular
features into contemporary designs," said Eldon Chuck, Vice
President of Marketing for ATLINKS. "In addition, we are
committed to deliver these quality products at extremely affordable
The 900MHz series sports a brand new look, incorporating "nightglow"
blue into the keypad, and an upright base that makes it easier
for users to read the Caller ID display. The compact base design
adds to the units' versatility, making the phones a perfect fit
for the bedroom, living room or kitchen.
Four New Models
The 26998GE1 900MHz Cordless Telephone with Digital Messaging
and Call-Waiting Caller ID combines the convenience of a telephone
and messaging system in one unit. The 26998GE1 provides up to
14 minutes of instant message playback, a counter that displays
the number of messages received and a voice stamp that recites
the day and time of each message. The Caller ID display lists
the name and number of the incoming call, even when the phone
is in use. Other convenience features include a receiver beltclip,
and the phone can be desk or wall mounted. Suggested retail price
The other new 900MHz models include:
26992GE1 Cordless Telephone with Digital Messaging System
- Includes remote message retrieval, a counter that displays the
number of messages received and a voice stamp that recites the
day and time of each message, and 14 minutes of digital message
storage. Suggested retail price is $49.99.
26938GE1 Cordless Telephone with Call-Waiting Caller ID
Three-line LCD display lists name and number of incoming call.
Also includes a headset jack, Caller ID review, which lets the
user to scroll through the numbers of previous callers, and delete
and dial-back function. Suggested retail price is $34.99.
26928GE1(white)/GE2 (black) Cordless Telephone - Includes
10-number memory, one-touch redial, auto scan, which automatically
searches through channels until it finds the clearest, and page
function, which allows paging of the handset from the base unit.
Suggested retail price is $24.99.
All of the new models are available at mass merchants nationwide.
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and 73,000 employees in more than 30 countries, Thomson multimedia
(Paris Euroclear: 18453) (NYSE: TMS), provides a wide range of
video (and enabling) technologies, systems, finished products
and services to consumers and professionals in the entertainment
and media industries. To advance and enable the digital media
transition, Thomson multimedia has five principal activities:
Digital Media Solutions, Displays and Components, Consumer Products,
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