So handsfree mode is very popular with older people. Repeated scare stories in the press concerning possible damage to health caused by radiation from a mobile phones aerial continues to give concern to older people. So a mobile phone with an aerial that if located some distance from the user gives additional reassurance.
The telephone is heavy enough not to move around or be knocked off the table top as its being used. If the telephone rings anyone can find it. So it can be answered and used by any one. It’s a shared resource available to anyone in the vicinity.
Callers can make a call knowing that if someone is there, they will answer it. Telephones are for places and mobile phones are for the person.
Burnside makes fixed cellular terminals that allow the users to use their telephone, telephone system or computer to make voice calls, send SMS text messages and access the internet over the GSM wireless network. Why is this an important innovation in communications?
DR: Burnside fixed cellular terminals enable legacy telephone equipment, that had previously been dependant upon landlines, to communicate over mobile networks and to liberate them from the pay rental.
A Burnside Easy Answer phone combines the ease of use of a big button desktop landline telephone, with ‘use it anywhere’ flexibility, and the affordability of a mobile phone.
If for any reason the owner cannot get to phone when it rings, the phone can automatically open its speaker and microphone so that the caller can speak to the owner.
The Easy Answer feature is enabled to VIP callers by simply storing their numbers in the phone. It is for this reason that the RNIB and other organisations concerned with people’s disabilities now offer this phone.
In summary Burnside’s range of fixed cellular terminals and telephones offer a unique range of features to both landline and mobile network users not available on products from other manufacturers.
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