Panasonic KX-TGP500The Panasonic KX-TGP500 is a Dect solution which includes the base unit and a DECT cordless handset. The KX-TGP500 can be expanded to include up to 6 DECT KX-TPA50 handsets.
Panasonic KX-TGP500 Product OverviewThe Panasonic KX-TGP500 responses to the needs of SIP IP-Centrix/Hosted PBX systems and Asterisk users. Conveniently, no need to set up a system telephone at every base. This system also enables you to use a range of convenient services provided by the carrier such as Call Forward, Voice Mail etc. Also, this system can be used as a wireless terminal.
Panasonic KX-TGP500 Features and Specs:
- Support for 3 simultaneous network conversations
- CODEC: G.711a-law / G.711m-law / G.722(wideband) / G.729a / G.726(32K)
- DECT radio technology
- 2.1" Large LCD with white back light on cordless handset
- Handset call button with status indicator on base unit
- Up to 6 DECT cordless handsets
- Support for up to 8 SIP registrations (e.g. up to 8 DID lines or extensions)
- Ethernet pass-through port
- Hands-free speaker phone on base unit and cordless handset
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- Standby Time
- Talk Time
- Screen Display Type
- Backlit, Graphical Monochrome
- Indoor DECT Range
- Outdoor DECT Range
- Frequency Supported
- Call Notification Method
- Voice Codec Support
- G.711a, G.722, G.726, G.729
- High Definition
- Protocols Supported
- SIP Accounts
- Charger Base Included
- Battery Type
- Headset Support
- Memory Card Support
- MWI Support
- Expansion Handset Avalaible
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Why Pay $164.99 for the Panasonic KX-TGP500?
Register up to 8 SIP accounts to one unit
Supports 3 simultaneous conversations
Base unit is wall mountable
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Questions on Panasonic KX-TGP500
Being Kx-TGP500 a DECT GAP unit it should accept registration of any kind of DECT (GAP) headset. I wasn't able to find any docs from Panasonic stating exactly what kind of features could not work using any other headset instead of KX-TPA50 which is recommended with this.
A: No, the handsets are very specific to the bases. If you are able to register a different handset other than what is supported, we cannot say which features will or will not work.
Q: Can the Panasonic kx-tgp500 be used as a wireless IP-PBX without pairing it to a VoIP controller like Asterisk or 3CX. Also can a PSTN VoIP gateway be connected to enable external inbound & outbound calls. If not how does external inbound & outbound calls are been made.
A: No it can not be used as a wireless IP PBX. It is just a SIP phone
You will need some form of phone service connected to the phone
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It has been several months since I first used the Panasonic wireless phones. Easy to setup. I have them in three different locations and work great. At the office, at home and at a second home also. Much better than using analog phones with ATAs.
These phones look and feel very nice. Great quality and decent range on the wireless. The system in a whole is a great meld of voip and pots functionality without needing a full fledged pbx. You don't have the full pbx functions, but you have a good start with the basic ones.
They work great for home use, home + office use, and even small business depending on your exact needs. I am recommending these to our voip customers to use at home instead of using an ATA with several analog phones. It is about time we have true digital end to end phone calls, and these units will ensure that your side is as clear as possible.
I only have two complaints. The price could be a little cheaper for each handset. And the low concurrent sip call count could cause some trouble. For some small offices this may not be enough, but for many homes who are use to a single or double pots line, this should be plenty.
Doc'ing 1 star as these are great for residential use, but the price is just to much per handset.
I have been using this phone and is a great alernative to a corded SIP phone. It looks like a regular cordless, but with all the features you would expect from a VOIP phone.