"The fact that we now have a COMpact 5200 at home is partly down to my 14-year-old son – he probably inherited his enthusiasm for all things technical from me. Two things tipped the scales in its favour: the long planned switchover to VoIP and the foolproof integration of various peripheral devices. The images from a total of five web cams installed in and around the house, from the tree house to the hamster cage, can now be retrieved on the telephone display of my COMfortel 3600 IP at the touch of a button and, if the doorbell rings, we can view the image from our video door intercom immediately. My son even managed to set the time control for the house lighting by himself. And since he was allowed to add a WLAN access point of his own for him and his sister, he is now in her good books too. They were thrilled with the new quality when streaming videos. In theory, I can also use the system to block expensive value added and service phone numbers but I don't think that is necessary for my children. It might sound as though I only purchased the system for the fun of it, but that isn't the case. Firstly, it helps make savings, secondly I don't need to guess if a call might be for me every time the phone rings, and thirdly I feel more independent thanks to the 'multi-path call forwarding', even though every member of the family has their own voice mailbox and fax box. Speaking of independence: with the 'PBX Manager' app, I am even able to control the system from my smartphone when I'm out and about."
Sales Manager, family man and techie
"As a freelancer I treasure being able to spend time with my family whenever I can. Having said that, it is important that my customers don't realise that my office is at my home. A system that makes it absolutely clear from the ringtone whether an incoming call is for business or is private was therefore just as essential as a separate overview of charges for private and business telephone calls. This isn't the only requirement that the COMpact 4000 fulfils: my company has its own voice mailbox and fax box – and so does every member of the family. So now everyone can feel responsible for operating the door intercom and door opener. The best thing is that this system makes me more independent – an app downloaded onto my phone makes sure of it. Thanks to the app PBX Manager, I can conveniently control important functions and retrieve both voicemails and faxes, all while out and about. What's more, I also treated myself to the COMfortel 2600 IP – it is extremely comfortable, can create call connections with a single keypress, forward calls to another telephone or my mobile telephone and change the announcement on my answering machine. And my family? They are delighted to have the freedom of the cordless COMfortel M-510 telephone and, of course, also that they can call each other in the house free of charge. Incidentally: outside of my business hours, in the evenings and at the weekend, the system is switched to sleep mode. This switches off the energy-saving displays and LEDs, but they still remain active."