Gigaset E560HX – The first large-button phone for Speedport, FRITZ!Box and Co.

Munich, July 11, 2016 - The new Gigaset E560HX large-button phone not only stands out visually and technically from the current large-button and elderly phones. Thanks to the new HX technology Gigaset presented at IFA at the end of 2015, it is also the first ergonomic cordless phone designed to interact perfectly with FRITZ!Box, Speedport & Co. The new Gigaset E560HX adds a state-of-the-art large-button phone to the HX product family, with excellent features, outstanding voice quality and a useful emergency call function.

Conversion of analog and ISDN connections to IP technology continues apace and is being driven by Telekom. That makes it increasingly attractive to operate cordless handsets directly on VoIP routers with a DECT module. And that's exactly what the HX handsets have been developed for. Since many elderly people are also affected by the switch to IP technology, expansion of the HX portfolio with the Gigaset E560HX is a logical step. For the first time, a functional and elegant phone for the elderly is now available as a direct complement to all DECT- and CATiq-based routers.

A perfect balance – form and function
Perfectly crafted ergonomics, refined functionality, and intuitive user interfaces and menus: If ideal ease of use is important, the new Gigaset E560HX large-button phone is the first choice. The illuminated buttons that can be selected accurately and the TFT color display with its extra-large digits ensure that users with impaired eyesight can also make optimum use of the device. The excellent acoustics with certified HD sound quality, hearing aid compatibility (HAC) and the “extra loud” button to double the handset’s volume means users can hear and be heard well at all times. And they’ll never miss a call again thanks to the visual alert by means of LED flashes.

For greater security – the emergency call function
A feeling of security is very important, especially for elderly people. The new Gigaset E560HX provides more than just a feeling. The emergency call function is a real aid when users are in serious difficulties. This SOS mode can be enabled at the touch of a single button and then sends an emergency call to family members, neighbors or the doctor.

If one of the stored persons doesn’t pick up the phone, up to four of the previously saved numbers are dialed successively and automatically in a loop. As soon as the emergency call is taken, the Gigaset E560HX can play an automated call for help . After it has been played, the user can take over the call by pressing the central “5” button. The emergency call function can be enabled directly from the handset and, with the Gigaset E560A, the version with an answering machine, also from the base station.

Radiation-free thanks to ECO DECT
Like all Gigaset cordless phones, the models in the Gigaset E560 series all come with environmentally-friendly ECO DECT technology. That means the phones are radiation-free in standby mode – even when several handsets are operated, provided the base stations and all registered handsets also support ECO DECT. During a call, the transmitting power is automatically adjusted to reflect the distance between the base station and the handset. The shorter the distance to the base station, the lower the transmitting power. ECO DECT mode can be disabled at any time to ensure a maximum DECT range.

Gigaset E560 HX – the ideal complement to FRITZ!Box, Speedport & Co.
The success of the existing models proves that Gigaset has chosen the right strategy by developing universal handsets. With the new E560HX, Gigaset is now presenting the first large-button phone directly for Internet routers and enhancing its HX portfolio with the addition of a device tailored to the requirements in the growing market for elderly phones. The DECT modules in the various router models use different standards for controlling interaction between the base station and handset. Whereas system handsets from the router manufacturers usually only support their own standard and hence can only be used with other routers to a limited extent, the CAT-iq 2.0-certified Gigaset HX handsets can be used universally for telephony functions. That makes them a future-proof solution for customers if they want to change later to a router with a different standard.

Standard models with a base station and answering machine
Apart from the new HX model that has been designed for direct connection to routers, there are two further variants, the E560 and the E560A. The base station of the E560A can be used like an independent phone in hands-free mode and has four other speed dial buttons for using the SOS function. The integrated answering machine can likewise be operated directly from the base station and shows the number of calls received in a separate display. The new models Gigaset E560HX and Gigaset E560 (each at a RRP of €79.99) and the E560A (RRP €99.99) go on sale at retailers and the Gigaset online shop from July 2016.

Gigaset AG, Munich, is an internationally operating company in the area of communications technology. The company is Europe's market leader in DECT telephones. The premium supplier is likewise the leader worldwide with around 1,250 employees and sales activities in around 70 countries. Under the name Gigaset pro, the company continues to develop and market innovative business telephony solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. The company also operates in the smart home arena. Cloud-based security solutions are developed and marketed under Gigaset elements.

Gigaset AG is listed in the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse and is therefore subject to the highest transparency requirements. Its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol GGS (ISIN: DE0005156004).

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