Wave Industries ships Bluetooth phone

The CDP-24201, a 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Cordless Data Phone (CDP) system for the home, lets millions of consumers who access the Internet via dial-up experience wireless Web connectivity. Wave Industries is also shipping the Olympia Bluetooth USB Wireless Adapter, a USB peripheral used to create a wireless connection between a computer – including desktop systems – and the CDP phone.

The CDP lets consumers chat on the phone using a Bluetooth headset while wirelessly surfing the Internet or accessing email on a laptop anywhere in the home – all from a single cordless data phone. The Bluetooth v1.1 standard allows devices to connect wirelessly from an average distance of 30 feet. To boost the range, the Olympia CDP uses Class 1, a high-powered Bluetooth, to let users maintain a connection from a range of up to 800 feet with a clear line of sight or up to 150 feet in a home.

“The CDP lets consumers embrace wireless home networking without having to spend hundreds of dollars on complicated equipment. For the same price as a standard two-line phone, consumers can connect PCs, laptops and PDAs to the CDP to gain wireless Internet access throughout the home,” said Bruce Garfield, chief executive officer, Wave Industries Ltd. “The CDP is an extension of our family of wireless telecommunications products and delivers on our quest to un-tether consumers from cables and phone lines.”

Users can expand the phone system with up to seven additional handsets – all from a single phone line. Consumers without broadband access can gain wireless connectivity via the 56K v.90 data modem built into the CDP base, rather than needing access to a phone jack.

The Olympia CDP-24201 Phone System
The CDP-24201 is an expandable phone system, loaded with top-of-the-line calling features users can access from multiple areas of their home or small home office. The feature-packed base station is a two-line phone complete with an integrated 56K v.90 data modem, a speakerphone, and the ability to interact with up to six additional handsets. The phone uses a 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum to let consumers add additional handsets to the system without the need for a separate phone line or phone jacks for each handset. Consumers can also store up to 100 of their most important numbers in the phone base station for one-touch dialing – even from the handset.

Handsets feature a deluxe, graphical LCD screen and icon-driven menu for easy navigation, as well as a speakerphone and a headset jack. Handsets can be personalized for each individual user with programmable ring tones, the ability to select the navigation language displayed – English, German, French or Spanish, personal phone books with storage for 40 additional numbers in each handset and storage for 20 numbers in the missed call and redial memory.

The CDP also includes the Olympia Dataphone Manager software, which provides a convenient way to organize phonebooks and configuration settings on the handsets and base station. It also lets users synchronize contacts stored in applications such as Microsoft Outlook with their CDP phone. New features such as languages and ring tones will be available for download from the Web site as they become available.

2.4 GHz Digital Spread Spectrum Phones & Wireless Conference Phone The Olympia CDP is the newest product in a growing family of telecommunications products that already includes three 2.4 GHz multi-handset, cordless phone systems for the home. Models include:
· Olympia Cordless Phone – OL2400: a 2.4 GHz single-line phone priced at $49.95.
· Olympia Cordless Phone With Digital Answering Machine – OL2410: a 2.4 GHz single-line phone with built-in answering machine priced at $79.95.
· Olympia Cordless Phone – OL2420: a handset used to expand the Olympia cordless phone system, priced at $39.95. Add up to three additional OL2420 units to OL2400 base unit with only a single phone jack. The additional handsets can also be used to conference or intercom with others on the system.
Wave also recently began shipping the Olympia OL6010 Wireless Conference Phone, a $799 wireless conference phone system that transforms any space within 150 feet of the phone’s base station into a first rate conference room without the tangle of wires common with standard conference phones.

Pricing, Availability & System Requirements
The Olympia CDP-24201 is priced at $199.95 for the base station and handset, and $79.95 for each additional handset (OL24200). The Olympia OL24903 Bluetooth USB Wireless Adapter is $79.95. The CDP and Wireless Adapter are available as a bundled package for $249.95 (OL24206). The phone base station comes with an AC adapter, USB cable and a 700mAh NiMH battery pack. The phones and accessories are available nationwide at Staples and Fry’s Electronics, at regional retail outlets, and via the Hello Direct and Lifestyle Fascination catalogs and the Internet. For sales information, call (866) 537-0384 toll free or via the Web at http://www.olympiaphones.com/.

Pictures and discussion can be found here:


Sony's Xperia 10 smartphone boasts a 6-inch screen and is now available

Sony took the wraps off of three new phones at Mobile World Congress 2019, including the new Xperia 1, which is the company's new flagship phone and the first with a 4K OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio.

How do Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X compare to each other? We find out

The Nintendo Switch is innovative enough to stand apart from traditional consoles, but could it become your primary gaming system? How does the Switch stack up against the Xbox One?

Check out our favorite Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus accessories

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are two of the most talked about smartphones of 2018. If you've managed to get your hands on one, you're no doubt looking to score some new accessories. Here are a few of our favorites.

How to use Samsung's Bixby assistant for all of your smartphone tasks

Samsung Bixby is a powerful tool, but not the most intuitive one we've encountered. Here's how to set up and use every feature of Samsung's digital assistant, as well as what to expect in the future.

Pre-orders open for the 5G Moto Mod, making the Moto Z3 fully 5G-compatibile

5G is the future of mobile internet, and you've probably heard about the huge speed increases the new standard will bring. But not every phone will be capable of accessing 5G speeds. Here's every phone that supports 5G.

FCC to help first responders pinpoint 911 callers in multistory buildings

When someone calls 911 from their cell phone, wireless carriers provide operators with an approximate location. Now the FCC wants the carriers to provide vertical location data to pinpoint 911 callers inside multi-story buildings.

Latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone will pop up on April 10

Samsung will show at least one new Galaxy phone off on April 10, it has confirmed in a teaser tweet. The Galaxy A90 may make its first appearance, and it's rumored to have a pop-up camera and a notch-less screen.

Leaked ZTE concept phones are crazy, possibly fake, and totally worth seeing

Renders of what may be ZTE concept phones may show how the manufacturer could avoid using the notch on future devices. They're crazy -- and maybe not even real -- but they're definitely worth looking at.

The iPad Mini, Apple’s tiny tablet, makes a return with powerful specs

Apple has finally revealed the iPad Mini. With all-new and upgraded specs, support for the Apple Pencil, and a fantastically inclusive price, here's everything you need to know about the iPad Mini.

The Apple iPad Air is the power-packed tablet for everyone

The iPad Air is the less serious cousin to Apple's iPad Pro range, and it's the perfect addition to your coffee table. But it's no less powerful. Here's everything you need to know about the iPad Air.

Get excited for your Sony Xperia 10 or 10 Plus by getting it set up just right

If you've picked up one of the Sony's more affordable smartphones, you may be be wondering what hidden depths lie within. We've got some handy Sony Xperia 10 tips for you here to help you get to grips with your new phone.

This is the one thing you need to do before giving your child a smart phone or tablet

Monitoring your kids' digital habits can be a challenge in today’s high-tech age, but great parental control software like Qustodio gives parents a much-needed advantage Read on to find out how you can protect your child from online…

How to choose an iPad in 2019: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets

Selecting an iPad from Apple's lineup can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Our comprehensive guide should put the numbers and specs in practical, easy-to-understand terms. Find your ideal iPad with the help of our guide.

These voice-changing apps will have you punking friends and family like a pro

Have you ever wanted to call your friends as Darth Vader or Alvin from the Chipmunks? If you want to play a prank on your friends, we have the best voice-changer apps for iOS and Android, whether you want to record audio or make a call.