The only proud winner that doesn’t radiate

Why market leader Gigaset relies on ECO DECT for its cordless phones

Consumers make decisions based on price, environmental and health considerations. That’s why cordless phones from Gigaset are especially energy-saving, emit no radiation in standby operation, and yet cost as much as regular phones. ECO DECT technology, a feature on all new Gigaset phones, makes that possible. The customers appreciate it: With its cordless phones, Gigaset remains the undisputed market leader in Europe.

Most people aren’t interested in the technology that goes into their products. But it’s this technology in the first place that enables the functions that make people’s lives a bit easier. For 25 years, Gigaset has been relying on the DECT standard, which enables disruption-free calls in perfect quality, even with cordless phones. Ever since, the company has worked on solutions that make the products even better. In 2007, Gigaset introduced ECO DECT. Devices with this label reduce transmission power depending on the situation and have a particularly energy-efficient power supply unit.

ECO Mode: 20 percent transmission power is sufficient
The DECT standard offers a range of 50 meters indoors and 300 meters outdoors. Most of the time, however, you don’t need that much. When ECO Mode is activated in the handset menu, the transmission power of the base station and handset is reduced to 20 percent. That cuts the range in half, which is perfectly adequate for most home scenarios. The benefits are less radiation, lower energy consumption, but the same great call quality.

ECO Mode Plus: Turned off is fine, too
In ECO Mode Plus, the link between the handset and base station in standby is switched off entirely. Both devices switch to a “listen” mode. They wait for an event to wake them up and resume an active connection: If a call comes in, the base activates transmission, the handset synchronizes with the base, rings and displays the name of the caller. By the same token, the handset activates the base at the touch of a button. It takes less than a second and the user doesn’t even notice it. In other words, base and handset only transmit when there’s an actual call.

The closer it is, the lower the transmission power
Whether ECO Mode or activated ECO Mode Plus – all handsets also reduce their transmission power automatically depending on their distance from the base: For example, 15 percent is sufficient for a distance of eight meters. This significantly increases the standby time of the handsets. The energy-efficient power supply units of the ECO DECT phones from Gigaset also lower energy consumption by 60 percent.

All cordless phones from Gigaset are equipped with ECO DECT technology – from the cost-efficient Gigaset A415 for €29.99 (MSRP) to the flagship Gigaset SL910 with full touch display at €149.99 (MSRP).

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