pei tel Communications GmbH, a developer and manufacturer of high-quality communication solutions and radio accessories based in the city of Teltow, near Berlin, has drawn a positive conclusion from its attendance at the IAA Passenger Cars event, which was held in Frankfurt from September 17 through 27. “Traditional car phones are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to Bluetooth solutions. We can see this not only from the many excellent conversations we had at the fair, but also from the numerous concrete inquiries we received immediately afterward,” says Thomas Martin, Managing Director of pei tel. The company has also already received initial orders for these products.
pei tel had presented its new PTCarPhone 5 series for the first time at the IAA. The traditional car phones feature a fully overhauled handset with a 2.4-inch color display, convenient four-way touch navigation, and a clearly organized menu structure. The phone now has storage capacity for up to 5,000 contacts instead of the previous 1,000. “We especially emphasized further improving the audio quality of the handset and hands-free kit. We can leverage our strengths in comparison to Bluetooth solutions to especially good effect in this area,” Martin says. For example, the hands-free kit now has a new amplifier, and the handset features new acoustic components such as the earpiece and microphone capsule. The UMTS versions also support HD voice, which provides a significantly clearer, more natural sound when transmitting phone conversations.
One feature that is especially interesting to fleet operators is that in the future, it will be possible to manage individual devices centrally. This means it is possible to edit, allocate, or synchronize phone and device settings, operating modes, and contacts remotely, using a Windows software program. Also new in the PTCarPhone 5 series are six digital I/Os, freely programmable, event-driven inputs and outputs that enable special features such as unlocking doors or controlling blue light or alarm systems in the vehicle. Based on their countless and versatile possible uses, the company now also views the new device series as system phones. With the new developments, pei tel sees itself as being well equipped to convince even more companies of the advantages of having a professional built-in car phone: “We plan to grow further and to use trade fairs like the IAA to that end in the future as well,” Martin explains.
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