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# 21341 23-Apr-2008 15:23
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Hi,
I am trying to ascertain whether this product;
http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/480ea6830536f8902742c0a87f9c071e/Product/View/F2363
is available here in NZ. It is a wireless telephone extension module that has a 50M radius & works using DECT. I have a seperate office building on my property which I wish to run a telephone extension to, without having to run wire there. This product will acheive exactly that but I am having trouble finding it in NZ. Otherwise does anyone have any suggestions on how I can acheive this. It is simply an extension for my fax line.
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  # 125911 23-Apr-2008 15:48
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Maybe you could ask DSE NZ if they have considered selling it in NZ. There could be some reason why they don't.



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  # 125913 23-Apr-2008 15:53
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Yes - I have spoken with DSE NZ customer service this afternoon. The guy on the phone said 'Wow! that looks like a great product'. When I asked why they have not considered distribution here he explained that DSE Australia & DSE NZ are run as two completely seperate companies (??). I am guessing it is a Telecom accreditation thing - but there is no reason it would not work over here as we are on the same system. I may have to bite the bullet & place an order with DSE Oz & have it shipped over.
I am sure they would sell well over here though.......
Thanks for your response.
Sye

 
 
 
 


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  # 125917 23-Apr-2008 16:27
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Search for some evidence that fax will work if that's what you want it for. Telephone conversations can tolerate all sorts of dodgy connections because your brain fills in the missing bits. Faxes just go blobby :)

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  # 125918 23-Apr-2008 16:28
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I've seen an identical product over here in the past however from memory it was around ~$300.

Remember that all devices sold in NZ need to have a Telepermit. For a company importing a phone the costs of this are obviously passed on to the end user and for a products that may not have high sales it's a significant cost.

I'm over in Aussie next month so might pick up one to have a play with!

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  # 125922 23-Apr-2008 17:11
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Foxtel use these things to connect their STB up instead of running cables, they view them as being cheaper than going a proper job. i understand they work pretty good.

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  # 126040 24-Apr-2008 08:45
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sbiddle: I've seen an identical product over here in the past however from memory it was around ~$300.

Remember that all devices sold in NZ need to have a Telepermit. For a company importing a phone the costs of this are obviously passed on to the end user and for a products that may not have high sales it's a significant cost.

I'm over in Aussie next month so might pick up one to have a play with!

 

If it's gotten Aust approvals then telepermit here is just a rubber stamp.  The one down side for this product as is it would not support the NZ hookflash to line timer of 200~800ms as in Ozz they use 40~120 ms. And that mod alone may preclude it being sold here at a reasonable price.. 





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  # 126573 27-Apr-2008 14:24
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Those ones will not operate with a standard dect base station since they have a varient of the dect standard, but a almost the same looking pair from the UK worked fine for a friend who needed a fax machine located in a room of the house with no phone sockets.

They go for about 40 pounds for a set in the UK so the DSE-au price isnt bad at all.

I have had a play with another dect analog adapter that did work with a normal dect base, but it had no way of transfering to other handsets or caller id or differentiating between internal and external calls so it wasnt suitable for what we were trying to do at the time. Also had no way to make intercom calls.




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  # 126678 28-Apr-2008 05:03
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old3eyes:

If it's gotten Aust approvals then telepermit here is just a rubber stamp. The one down side for this product as is it would not support the NZ hookflash to line timer of 200~800ms as in Ozz they use 40~120 ms. And that mod alone may preclude it being sold here at a reasonable price..



All Telepermits are "rubber stamps", if the supporting test results aren't specific to the NZ requirements the process is slower and dearer.

Variants of this DECT extension unit are on sale in at least the US, UK and Aus so the settings are probably firmware options.

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