Bang & Olufsen Introduces BeoCom 5 — A Versatile and Elegant Cordless Phone With Built-in Speaker for Modern Living

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Bang & Olufsen, the Danish provider of high-end audio and video products, announces the arrival of its newest home phone system – the BeoCom 5. Based on the DECT 6.0 platform, BeoCom 5 allows for a robust connection and great sound performance during conversation.

BeoCom 5 supports IP-telephony, which allows one to send and receive telephone calls via computer as an alternative to the traditional landline connection, which it naturally also supports. This gives data security and integration with other Internet services that characterize IP-telephony. At the same time, BeoCom 5 is a two-line phone, making it possible to have dedicated home and office lines in the same phone system, which in turn can include up to eight handsets. This makes BeoCom 5 an ideal choice for modern homes with a home office which is common for today’s business persons.




"We’re happy to introduce BeoCom 5 to our telephone portfolio," says Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. "Our dealers and customers have been seeking a phone like this for some time now, and the pre-order list for it is already quite impressive."

The jet-black BeoCom 5 handset is stylish as well as easy to use. It features nine display colors and eight pleasing ringtones for total customization. The handset can be placed in the speaker phone, but also in a charger with table or wall placement options. A built-in magnet holds the handset in place. Additionally, its intuitive reversed design keeps the display clean of makeup and smudges.

In standby mode, the phone surface appears to be uniformly black and glasslike, but when BeoCom 5 is placed in the charger, the dimmed clock feature appears. The clock is visually captivating and one can choose between normal time indication with digits and a solution where the minute and the hour hands are replaced by circles which move gracefully, like planets orbiting each other. When the handset is picked up or operated, the backlight in the display and keypad activate smoothly, magically revealing the color theme of the individual handset.

Additionally, BeoCom 5 is the first Bang & Olufsen cordless phone system to include a speaker phone integrated into the base. The unique, rounded base can be detached from power and taken from room to room, making it ideal for conference calling in small offices.

BeoCom 5 brings user-friendliness to a new level, making the most of the 2-inch LCD display, 176 x 220 pixel resolution, and crystal-clear graphic rendition. This gives as comprehensive an overview of call information as a mobile phone. In addition to the display, the aluminum navigation wheel makes browsing the phonebook, call lists, and menus easier than ever. The wheel includes four push points at the edge and a selection button in the middle for activating the most frequently used functions.

BeoCom 5 can be used with its dedicated two-line base BeoLine 2. Up to 400 names and numbers can be stored in the Phonebook when BeoCom 5 is used with BeoLine 2.

BeoCom 5 will be available in all Bang & Olufsen showrooms mid-November 2009. The MSRP is $785.00 which includes handset, speaker charger, and BeoLine 2.

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