New Multi-Line Telephones Designed for Small/Home Offices
Include Data Port for Modem and Fax Connectivity
Indianapolis, September 26, 2002- Aimed at the millions
of professionals who telecommute or work in small office environments,
ATLINKS has developed a series of new multi-line telephones. The
three new models under the GE brand include a variety of convenience
features, including conference call capabilities and an auxiliary
jack to connect a fax, modem or answering machine. ATLINKS, a
communications joint venture of Thomson (Paris Euronext: 18453)
(NYSE: TMS) and Alcatel, is the market leader in home telephone
products in the United States with GE-brand telephones.
"According to the International Telework Association and Council,
more than one out of ten Americans is telecommuting at least one
day a week. There is a demand for high performance communications
products that enable at-home workers to perform the same tasks
they would while at the office," said Eldon Chuck, Vice President
of Marketing for ATLINKS. "These three new GE models provide the
solution to many of the communications challenges faced by this
emerging new segment of the workforce."
Four-Line Models Support up to 16 Different Stations
Two new four-line models meet the demands of the increasingly
popular multi-line home or small office. The 29488GE2 Four-Line
Speakerphone with Intercom and Call Waiting Caller ID supports
up to four separate phone lines, each with a distinctive ring,
and is expandable to up to 16 separate stations. The caller ID
display shows the name and/or number of the person calling, and
the caller ID memory saves information for up to 99 calls. Its
full-performance speakerphone enables the user to dial out of
the 106-number memory or keypad without picking up the handset.
The phone also includes an auxiliary jack, that can be set to
default to line one or line two, for connecting a fax, modem or
answerer. It also includes one-touch redial, intercom, hold and
"do not disturb" functions. Available now, suggested retail price
of the 29488GE2 is $149.99.
The 29487GE2 includes the same advanced package of features
as the 29488GE2 with the exception of Caller ID capability. Available
now, suggested retail price of the 29487GE2 is $119.99.
Three-Line Speakerphone Includes Instant-Access Memory
The 29485GE2 Three-Line Speakerphone with LCD and 16-Number
Instant-Access Memory is ideal for use in a home office. The LCD
shows the date, time, number dialed, memory verification and memo.
The instant access memory keeps track of frequently called numbers,
easily storing them in memory. It also includes call conferencing,
two-tone ringers and a headset jack for enhanced convenience.
Available now, suggested retail price of the 29485GE2 is $89.99.
Product photos are available for download at www.rca.com. Simply
go to “Press Room” and enter “NIPPER” in the User I.D. and Password
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