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Advice on Portable Phones for Warehouse Use

Posted on 2011-02-28
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I have been tasked with setting up 2 seperate extensions in our business to house 2 seperate portable phones.  My main question is, do I need to get two seperate types of phones?  Or, if I get two of the same phone, will they not interfere with each other?

What will I need to look at when getting two portable phones for a large warehouse area so they do not interefere with one another?
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by:lorsungcu
ID: 35000712
I recommend the Polycom Spectralink 80XX series.  They work on existing 802.11b/g radios and are bulletproof:

http://www.polycom.com/products/voice/wireless_solutions/wifi_communications/index.html

I can assist with setup and operation as well, if needed.
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by:dzirkelb
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Thanks, but are those voip phones?  We still use land lines with a telecom circuit.
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by:lorsungcu
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Yes, they are SIP.  What PBX vendor are you using?  Would a standard analog wireless set work?  I would consider these, they are very good:

http://www.engeniustech.com/index.php/telephony/long-range-1-lineport1x/270-sp-902
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by:dzirkelb
ID: 35000821
I am not certain on the phone system, I just know it is pretty old, maybe 15-20 years old.  I am confident that any wireless phone will work with our system, I just want to make sure that if I buy two of them for two seperate extensions, that they will not interfere with each other.
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by:lorsungcu
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The Engenius models will not interfere with each other, and will be able to be used as 2 way radios between units.  Make sure you are purchasing the 1X models, as well as a 1X base station.  You will be able to expand the base station up to 9 handsets, with no interference.

The phone uses a standard analog jack, so you should be able to interface it with just about anything.
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by:dzirkelb
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We are looking for cheap phones, like 50 bucks each.  I just need to know if I get two of the same phone if they will interefere with each other or not, or what I need to look for to get two cheap phones for two seperate lines.
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lorsungcu earned 500 total points
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You should not have an issue with modern phones.  Many will even come bundled with multiple handsets.  Look for something in the 900MHz or 5.8GHz range.  Stay away from 2.4GHz.
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