VTech Showcases 2009 Cordless Phones at CES
Beaverton, Ore. – VTech Communications, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. HKSE: 303; ADR: VTKHY, and the largest U.S. cordless phone manufacturer), today announced its new line of DECT 6.0 cordless phones for 2009, featuring the company’s first cordless phone to combine DECT 6.0 technology with Bluetooth™ capabilities.
Delivering ultra-modern design and other high-end features such as touch-sensitive buttons, the new LS6245 is the flagship of VTech's 2009 DECT cordless phone systems, all priced at under US$100. VTech's entire 2009 product line will be on display at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11, at the Palms Casino Resort.
"The LS6245 encompasses everything today's forward-looking, yet budget-conscious consumer wants – the latest technology, beautiful design and functions to enhance everyday use," said Matt Ramage, senior vice president of product management, VTech Communications, Inc. "Most important, the LS6245 delivers this rich feature set and unique styling at an extremely attractive price point of US$79.95."
Combining Bluetooth connectivity with multiple handset expandability enables the LS6245 to perform like a two-line communication tool. As such, users can be on a landline call, while a second handset is in use for a cellular call. Combined with DECT technology performance, this new phone system gives users the best option for high-functionality with superior sound quality and range anywhere in the home.
The LS6245 is the next generation of VTech's industry-leading series of DECT 6.0 cordless phones, recognizable for their cutting-edge design and high-end features. The new phone system's unique design includes touchsensitive handset and base station buttons, a metallic finish and a large reverse LCD with white backlighting, making a striking design statement in any room.
The new 2009 DECT line also includes the newest evolution of the popular V Mix™ phone. VTech's new LS6217 enables users to customize their phones with interchangeable handset and base plates provided in three different colors (blue, silver, orange). For additional personalization, the handset's backplate can be easily changed with multiple pre-printed inserts provided with the system. Users can also use a simple online tool at www.vtechphones.com to create and print back panel artwork to express their unique design preferences.
DECT Offerings for Every Household
Rounding out VTech's 2009 lineup is a wide selection of new V.Style DECT 6.0 cordless phones in a variety of bundles and pricing options. This core lineup features a sleek and slim design that modern technology enthusiasts enjoy, while integrating the most sought-after cordless phone functions, such as caller ID, handset speakerphone for hands-free convenience, selectable ring tones and a 50-name/number phonebook directory. The V.Style LS6215 now offers touch technology in the base unit instead of traditional buttons for enhanced functionality.
VTech also offers other V.Style models to give consumers wallet-friendly alternatives to update old corded home phones to a DECT system, with bundled options that include extra handsets only requiring one phone jack (additional product details are below).
VTech is committed to manufacturing and distributing products with the environment in mind. As part of its commitment to using renewable energy and aiming toward zero waste for more sustainable product, all DECT products are Energy Star®-certified, delivering the same or better performance as competing products that require more energy, and offer RoHS compliance with reduced hazardous substances. Since 2007, the company has adopted patent-pending, 100 percent-recyclable window box packaging, to replace older clamshell/plastic packaging.
Pricing and Availability
All models in VTech's 2009 DECT 6.0 cordless phone line can be purchased for under US$100 at major retail outlets and online at www.vtechphones.com in the first half of 2009.
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VTech is one of the world's largest suppliers of corded and cordless telephones and a leading supplier of electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group's mission is to be the most cost-effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.
For more information on VTech and its array of products, please visit www.vtechphones.com.