BeoCom

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Beocom 1000 from Bang & Olufsen displayed at Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo.

BeoCom is a line of telephones manufactured by Bang & Olufsen. Between the BeoCom 1 (also known in some markets as BeoCom 6000) and the BeoCom 2 phones there is much interoperability. The current versions of these telephones use independent wireless base stations known by the name BeoLine. The Mark 1 version of the BeoLine PSTN base can support up to six BeoCom handsets. the Mark 2 version of the Beoline PSTN base can support eight BeoCom handsets.

BeoCom 1000 (as shown in image) was designed by Gideon Loewy (Lindinger-Loewy Industrial Design ApS., Copenhagen Denmark, now Scandinavian Design Consultant Company Ltd., Taiwan) in 1983, launched on the market in 1985 and withdrawn in 2003.

BeoCom 1[edit]

The BeoCom 1 is a model of cordless telephone designed by Henrik Sørig Thomsen and supplied by Bang & Olufsen. The handset is 159 mm (6¼ inches) in length, 51 mm (2 inches) wide, and weighs 170 g (6 oz). It transmits its signals at 2.4 gigahertz.

The BeoCom 1 is the phone that is used to connect Howie Mandel to the Banker on the US version of Deal or No Deal.

An identical-looking model known as the BeoCom 6000 is sold in non-US markets, and it uses the DECT standards.

BeoCom 2[edit]

The BeoCom 2 is a model of cordless telephone designed by David Lewis and supplied by Bang & Olufsen. The handset is 321mm (≈1 foot) in length with base, and weighs 220 g (≈7.7 oz). It transmits its signals at 2.4 gigahertz in North America, and using DECT frequencies elsewhere. Production of the North American model was discontinued in 2012.

BeoLine PSTN and BeoLine ISDN[edit]

The BeoLine is the wireless telephone base station for the BeoCom handsets, designed to connect multiple handsets to an external telephone line. The BeoLine provides a simple PBX, which can route calls to different handsets, and can permit internal calls between handsets. Handsets and base station can share a common Phonebook of up to 200 names-and-numbers. The Mark 1 version of BeoLine was made in two variants: one to connect to a traditional analogue PSTN service, and one to connect to an ISDN service. The Mark 1 BeoLine can support up to six BeoCom handsets of different types (provided that the BeoLine software has been brought sufficiently up-to-date).[1] The Mark 2 BeoLine can support eight BeoCom handsets, but only those of recent manufacture.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Beoworld site description of Mark 1 PSTN base
  2. ^ [2] Beoworld site description of Mark 2 PSTN base

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