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Just one piece of tech can add years and quality to your life

Smiling headset guy

Having a job is great. A desk job is seen as cushy by a lot of people. Unfortunately, sitting at a desk all day is not great for your health. Fortunately, there’s a piece of tech that can make a huge difference in the quality of time you spend at the office and even add years to your life. Can you spot it in the above picture?

Of course you can. It’s the headset the smiling guy’s wearing. If you make the switch from using  a handset to a headset for your calls, you’ll probably be smiling too. Here are some of the benefits of headset use.

Reduce or Eliminate Pain: Numerous studies have confirmed that headset users have fewer headaches, neck aches, and less upper back and lower back pain than non-headset users. These benefits can be had with regular corded headsets, but even more benefit can be had with wireless headsets. Why? Because wireless headsets allow you to get up and move freely while on the phone, allowing users to stretch and even go for a walk while they’re on the phone.

Lose Weight: One might not think about a headset being useful for weight loss, but having a wireless headset can be important if you sit a lot during the day. Your metabolism kicks into very-low gear when you’re sitting and this can lead to significant weight gain. Having a cordless headset gives you the freedom to get up and move around. Even getting up from your desk every 20 minutes helps boost your metabolism.

Increase Productivity: Maybe you haven’t thought about it, but having two hands available to work is going to make you more productive. Holding a phone’s handset with your hand is like wearing a handcuff. Worse though is holding a phone handset or a mobile phone between your ear and your shoulder.

Lower Stress: In surveys, many office workers report a contributing factor to their daily stress in the office is feeling they can’t leave their desks. A wireless headset allows people to get up and walk around while still being productive. Leaving your desk gives you a bit of new scenery and a fresh perspective and can lower your stress, making you happier and more productive.

Headsets reduce or eliminate pain, make users healthier, more productive and less stressed. In all, they’re probably one of the smartest investments you can make for your business.

If you need help choosing the most appropriate headset for your workplace, please give one of our headset specialists a call at 1-855-929-9199 and they’ll be happier to walk you through the options.

 

 

What is DECT?

If you’ve been looking at any kind of wireless product, chances are you’ve seen the acronym DECT at some point.

DECT stands for “Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications” or “Digital EUROPEAN Cordless Telecommunications”. The standard originated in Europe, which is why the two variations on the meaning of the acronym.

DECT is a wireless technology used in consumer and commercial wireless products. In North America, you’ll see DECT 6.0, which is the US (and therefore Canadian and Mexican) standard. It is different from the European standard due to US radio frequency regulations.

A wireless phone using DECT is going to give you a range of up to 100 meters (330 feet). Keep in mind that range is affected by the environment the phone is operating in. This “up to” range is important for all wireless products as there are many physical and electronic barriers to a product achieving its maximum potential range.

A challenge in an office that has a large number of wireless devices is interference. The DECT 6.0 standard supports up to 60 channels on a base station, which means if you have more than that number of devices within range of each other, you could have significant interference between units. Careful planning is required to minimize interference. If the majority of your workers don’t need to be wandering too far from their desks, you can also turn down the maximum wireless range to help minimize interference.

Is DECT Secure?

Yep. DECT uses 64-bit encryption. When a wireless headset or handset is paired with its base station, the encryption makes it very, very difficult to intercept and listen in on a conversation.

DECT or Bluetooth?

If you’re using only one device like a desk phone or a computer’s softphone, a DECT wireless device may be all you need. If you’re a multi-device user, you may want to consider a Bluetooth device as they can connect to smartphones, deskphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. Many Unified Communications software systems allow for automatic hand-offs between mobile and computer-based softphones, so if that’s something you’re looking for, a Bluetooth device might be a better solution for you.

If you’re looking for a wireless headset supporting DECT or Bluetooth standards, check out our Wireless Headset page for options available.

EnGenius DuraFon SIP Long Range Cordless for IP-PBX Systems

EnGenius DuraFon SIP Long Range Cordless Phone SystemIf you’ve been looking for a long range cordless phone that will work with your IP-based PBX, look no further than the EnGenius DuraFon SIP system.

EnGenius is one of the most trusted names in the North American long range cordless phone market. Their DuraFon multi-line long range cordless phone system has been satisfying customers for years. Now, you can add the DuraFon-SIP long range cordless phone to your existing IP-PBX system.

It’s a pretty cool system, supporting up to four concurrent conversations (either 4 SIP calls or 3 SIP calls + 1 PSTN) and a range of up to 12 floors in-building coverage, up to 250,000 sq. ft. in warehouse settings or up to 3000 sq. acres in open range settings.

The DuraFon-SIP system supports up to 10 long range cordless handsets, each of which feature 2-Way Intercom and Broadcast features. More than one DuraFon-SIP base station can be added to your IP-PBX, but there are some limitations on phone conversations between handsets registered to different base stations. Most notably, the 2-Way Intercom and Push-to-Talk features won’t work, but you can still make handset to handset calls by using PBX extension-to-extension calls.

If you have questions about the DuraFon-SIP, check out our extensive DuraFon-SIP FAQ section or call one of our sales reps at 1-855-929-9199 and they’ll be happy to find the answers to your questions.

Best Long Range Wireless Phone We Have Ever Seen

When you need a cordless phone that has a longer range for a large property there are a lot of expensive solutions that require an inordinate number of repeaters to pass off the signal from various zones. Car lots and multi-floor offices are good examples of where this type of wireless phone is required. 
For more than a dozen years, Telephone Magic has offered the BEST and LEAST EXPENSIVE long range wireless phone solution that will cover most of these applications with an all-inclusive cordless phone with charger and an independent antenna base that can be mounted in an ideal coverage location.
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The EnGenius DuraFon 1X
Long Range Cordless Phone System

EnGenius DuraFon 1X long range cordless phone system
EnGenius produced the first industrial long range cordless phone and now, this latest version, the DuraFon 1X, is the first rugged industrial long range wireless phone.
The EnGenius Durafon is an industrial long range cordless telephone with up to 5 miles (8 km) range in open terrain and up to 12 floors of penetration in office buildings.
In warehouse environments, you can have up to 250,000 square feet of coverage. Outdoors on farms, ranches, car lots or college campuses, coverage is up to 3,000 acres.
In addition to being a cordless telephone, the EnGenius DuraFon is also a full-duplex 2-way radio which operates independent of the base unit.
This system will grow with your business, allowing you to add up to 9 handsets per base unit. You can expand the system up to 4 lines (4 base units are needed) and 36 handsets in total.
The DuraFon works off any analog line and is also easy to add to your digital PBX with the EnGenius digital adapter (optional). Alternatively we also offer the EnGenius PRO 4-line long range wireless phone.
Telephone Magic Inc. is a rare “EnGenius Elite Dealer”, so you always know you are getting the best pricing and service when you buy from us.
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DuraFon 1X Features:

EnGenius DuraFon 1X handset

  • Complete mobile communications: Using EnGenius, you can answer a call away from your desk. Is it for someone else? Just transfer the call to the proper extension. Or you can put the call on hold, and radio your colleague to let him/her know who’s on the line—from your cordless handset.
  • Full duplex 2 way radio: Unlike the usual take turns conversations typical of radio or CB communication, the EnGenius 2 way radio works in full duplex mode. That means you can talk comfortably and naturally with a co-worker. And you can talk privately so you don’t have to worry about broadcasting your conversation to the entire warehouse.
  • Exceptional Security: Digital spread spectrum technology broadcasts your conversation on up to 200 channels each second, preventing eavesdropping.
  • Add up to 36 handsets: Each EnGenius base can support 9 handsets. Your system grows as you grow: Up to 4 bases and 36 handsets can be linked into one system.
  • Long Talk Time : The EnGenius DuraFon handsets delivers up to 6 hours talk time, 50 hours standby. Each handset comes with a long life Lithium Ion battery.
  • Call directory: With a 30 number speed dial, you can keep your important business contacts at your fingertips even when away from your desk.
  • Headset capability: With the DuraFon’s integrated headset jack, you’ll be able to connect your favorite 2.5 mm headset for cord free, hands free conversations.
  • Caller ID/call waiting: See who’s calling before you pick up—even on your call waiting call. Just check your handset’s 3 line LCD.
  • Optional external antenna: Extend your coverage. Use the optionalexternal antenna and take your conversations outdoors and around your worksite.
  • Programmable PBX Soft Key: Access important PBX functionality on your cordless phone

Every business site is different and in larger areas an external roof antenna can be added to extend the already impressive range of the EnGenius DuraFon 1X. You can easily connect this long range wireless phone to your business phone system via a single line analog port, which allows the DuraFon to be integrated as an extension of your telephone platform. There is also a multi-line version of the DuraFon, the DuraFon Pro, which allows up to 4 telephone lines to be handled by the system. Either way, we highly recommend the DuraFon for your long range cordless requirements as the BEST solution on the market today. As your EnGenius Elite Dealer, you know you are buying from a trusted source, which ensures you receive factory-direct warranty service for your DuraFon purchase.

EnGenius DuraFon 1X Long Range Cordless Phone

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EnGenius DuraFon 1X long range cordless phone system
EnGenius produced the first industrial long range cordless phone and now, this latest version, the DuraFon 1X, is the first rugged industrial long range wireless phone.
The EnGenius Durafon 1X long range wireless phone is an industrial long range cordless telephone with up to 5 miles (8 km) range in open terrain and up to 12 floors of penetration in office buildings.
In warehouse environments, you can have up to 250,000 square feet of coverage. Outdoors on farms, ranches, car lots or college campuses, coverage is up to 3,000 acres.
In addition to being a cordless telephone, the EnGenius DuraFon is also a full-duplex 2-way radio which operates independent of the base unit.
This system will grow with your business, allowing you to add up to 9 handsets per base unit. You can expand the system up to 4 lines (4 base units are needed) and 36 handsets in total.
The DuraFon works off any analog line and is also easy to add to your digital PBX with the EnGenius digital adapter (optional). 
Alternatively we also offer the EnGenius PRO 4-line long range wireless phone.

Telephone Magic Inc. is a rare “EnGenius Elite Dealer”, so you always know you are getting the best pricing and service when you buy from us.