Engenius Durafon 1X is a single line long range cordless phone, you can add up to 9 total handsets using the same base. Durafon 1x handset has a black bezel around the LCD.
EnGenius DuraFon 4X was a 4 line system and it has been discontinued by Engenius, replaced by the Engenius Durafon Pro below. Durafon 4X handsets have a silver bezel around the LCD. These 4X handsets are not compatible with the 1x or Pro systems.
EnGenius DuraFon Pro is a 4 line cordless phone system that replace the Durafon 4X system. Durafon Pro handsets now have speakerphone capabilities, Durafon 4X did not. Durafon Pro allows 2 way / broadcast with all, up to 8 total base units), where Durafon 4x is limited to base specific. Otherwise they both have the same range, same features. Durafon Pro Handsets have a green bezel around the LCD.
The Engenius DuraFon PSL is the replacement for the Durafon 1x. The Durafon 1x is being discontinued. This phone system is the exact same as the Durafon pro EXCEPT it is only for 1 phone line hence the name PSL (Pro Single Line). It has all the same specs and range as all of the Durafon systems and use the same Durafon Pro handset. You can also use the Durafon PSL as an 1-line add-on for the existing Durafon Pro system. The only drawback is that it’s not compatible with existing Engenius durafon 1X systems or or 1x handsets. This is a great system if you need a rugged 1- line long range cordless phone. Click here to buy now.
All Engenius Durafon systems all have 250,000 SQ FT or 3,000 acres of land coverage. Engenius cordless phones are about 6x more powerful than the average cordless phone and 50x more rugged. It has been tested to withstand 6-foot drops, over 50 times onto concrete floors without breaks.
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There are a lot of different Engenius phone models out there. One reason that is, they are truly unique. If you’ve ever used an Engenius phone I’m sure you’ll never want to switch back. Below I will highlight a few key differences between the Durafon 1x, Pro, Freestyl1, and Freestyl2. The main differences are the range, durability, and number of handsets. Please note, all of these systems require an analog phone line.
EnGenius FreeStyl1 Long Range Cordless Phone (single-line)
This would be a nice entry level phone for using casually around a large home, ranch, or farm. You will not get the massive range and durability as you would with the Pro models but still a great phone. The FreeStyl1 is a single line long range cordless phone system. You get approximately 25,000 sq ft / 10 acres / 6 floors of penetration / 4 hrs talk time. This system is expandable up to 4 additional bases, and a total of 9 handsets. You also have 2 way radio between handsets (works independently from base) FreeStyl1 base also has a nifty little dial pad on it. Perfect system for the casual user. Click here to buy. All products are brand new and come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty.
EnGenius FreeStyl2 Long Range Cordless Phone (single-line)
You may be like myself be wondering what the difference between this and the FreeStyl1 is. Besides the design of the phones themselves. There are 2 differences, the base station does not have a dial pad on it and you can only use a max of 9 handsets on 1 base station. You cannot add additional bases to this system. Same range and durability. Click here to buy. All products are brand new and come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty.
A much needed step up from the FreeStyl. These phones really live up to their names. They are meant to be used for the more rugged worker. These have a huge 12 floors of penetration / 250,000 sq ft in a warehouse / 3,000 acres on a farm or ranch / 6 hours talk time. Although it is a single line phone, you can expand it to a total of 1-4 ports / lines, 1-9 handsets per base, up to 4 base units. You can have a total of 36 handsets connected. The Durafon models have been tested to withstand 4-6ft drops on concrete 50+ times. Click here to buy. All products are brand new and come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty.
This phone system is the industry standard from oil rigs, manufacturing plants, hotels, and large properties. These phones include all the same features and range as the Durafon 1x but with the added bonus of adding 4 lines per base station. If you need more than one phone line, this is the system for you. You can expand this system 4-32 ports/lines, 1-90 handsets/DuraWalkie, total of 8 base units. Click here to buy. All products are brand new and come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty.
The list of features these phones have will not fit on this small page. Imagine these phones as a standard cordless phone that you would use at home, but EXTREMELY long range and more durable. You can click any of the above links to read about each system in more depth and detail. You will find the datasheets on each of the pages as well. If you have any questions about purchasing any of these items, refer to the contact info below.
Phone: 877-999-3838 or 650-306-9768
For those that work in maintenance or facilities departments at large corporations know that it can be difficult to keep track of employees sprawled across huge environments. The ability to communicate between team members is essential for every department to be able to function efficiently, and effectively. For very large warehouses and office buildings, long range cordless phones have become an essential tool for communications. Today we are going to go over the best long range cordless phones that would best suit you and your companies needs.
The FreeStyl1 by EnGenius offers range that other cordless phones can’t match. It offers up to 25,000 square feet of coverage, will penetrate up to 6 floors of an office building and up to 10 acres of flat land. The FreeStyl1 is simple to install, will be ready in minutes. The FreeStyl1 allows you to pair up to 9 additional handsets to a single base and the ability to connect 4 additional bases, 36 handsets in total. The FreeStyl1 operates on DECT frequencies that will not interfere with Wi-Fi and EnGenius Digital Spread Spectrum Technology guarantees safe and secure communications. The FreeStyl1 is equipped with CallerID, call waiting, has selectable ringtones and you can program up to 50 phone book entries. It also has a two-way radio system built-in and can function as a walkie-talkie, completely independent of the FreeStyl1 base. The handsets come with Rapid Charging technology and Broadcasting. It’s a simple and easy solution that would be perfect for large Estates homes, Resorts or Condo and apartment buildings. BUY NOW!
The DuraFon 1X is the next level long range cordless phone system. Sturdy and durable, coated with a shock absorbing finish and fast charge technology — charge a handset in only 90 minutes. The 1X is a single-line phone system that has unbeatable range: offering 6 times more coverage compared to your average cordless phone system and that’s including the EnGenius’ FreeStyl series. You can have range of up to 250,000 square feet, 12 floors of building penetration and 3,000 acres on flat land (ranches, warehouses, etc). The DuraFon 1X will go through metal, concrete, wood and the 1X has the ability to connect 1 or even 2 additional antennas for maximum range. Each 1X handset comes with it’s own separate charging cradle that doesn’t require a phone connection (A/C powered) and you can pair 9 handsets to a DuraFon 1X base. The 1X has both Full Duplex and Half Duplex capabilities: you can use it as a 2-way radio, or voice page several other phones. BUY NOW!
The DuraFon Pro offers all the range and durability that the 1X offers but with additional features that make it the best long range cordless phone system available on the market. The DuraFon Pro, like the 1X you can pair 9 handsets to a single base but unlike the 1X, the Durafon Pro is a multi-line phone system. A single base offers 4 lines and you can connect and expand the system for up to 8 DuraFon Pro bases, 90 handsets maximum. The DuraFon Pro allows for 6 hours of talking time but you to have a separate battery charging at all times, and the ability to swap it out mid conversation. The DuraFon Pro allows you to broadcast from a single port and provides Auto Attendant with call redirect assistance. The DuraFon Pro has the 2-way radio built-in and also allows you to uses either short range or long range antennas depending on your needs. The DuraFon Pro is ideal for oil rigs, warehouses or ranch properties. BUY NOW!
The EnGenius DuraFon Pro PIA phone system kit includes the best long range cordless phone available in the DuraFon Pro and 4 additional handsets. The PIA is considered a one-stop-shop phone kit that comes with a whole array of extras: Long range and short range antennas, 8 Li-On battery packs, 4 of the DuraFon Pro handset pouches, 4 charging cradles, and 4 belt clips. This is a complete kit that will fit the needs of customers with even the largest of properties. If you need to integrate more base units/handsets, the DuraFon Pro can pair additional bases and have them up an running in a matter of minutes. The PIA kit gives you the unmatched range, durability and reliability unlike any other cordless phone and everything you need for your team to be able to communicate easily and efficiently across large properties. BUY NOW!
The EnGenius DuraFon SIP is the only long range cordless phone system that will work Voice over internet protocol (VOIP). The SIP phone can connect to any VOIP system and at least 1 analog telephone line and you can have up to 4 concurrent calls (3 VOIP, 1 analog) at any single time. The SIP phone has the same rugged durability as the Pro or the 1X: it’s been drop tested from heights up to 6 feet onto concrete floors dozens of times without failing. The SIP can connect to any existing IP-PBX systems such as Cisco, Avaya, or Polycom but will function with any system that follows the standard SIP protocol. The SIP phone also uses ground breaking 900MHz FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) technology that guarantees privacy and prevents eaves dropping. The DuraFon SIP long range cordless phone is the only long range cordless phone that can work with VOIP and can handle the harshest and most extreme work environments. BUY NOW!
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Q. How different is the range using 2 way, or broadcast handset to handset, as compared to base to handset communication?
A. 2-way, and broadcast handset to handset are independent of the base. Range will be less than a typical incoming call or broadcast from the base, typically 25% to 50% less. If an external antenna is used on the base, the range difference will be even more noticeable. To maximize 2-way or handset broadcasts, use the long antenna on the handsets.
Q. How do I register handsets to multiple DuraFon 1x base units?
A. See our quick reference sheet on registering to multiple base units.
Q. Can a 1x handset work with a 920, 4x, or PRO base unit?
A. No. 1x is not compatible with any other systems.
Q. Will my external antenna from my older EnGenius phone still work with my new 1x?
A. Yes. Our reverse thread TNC connector on the base is the same on ALL telecom products since inception to today.
Q. Can I answer a second call coming through a secondary base while on a call with an initial base?
A. No. The DuraFon 1X handset can only utilize one connection at a time. Using the Telephone service provider’s “Call Waiting” feature, and pressing our “talk/flash” key is the only way to answer a second inbound call can be received. If you need this capability, we suggest using our multiline systems (DuraFon 4x and EnGenius DuraFon PRO).
Q. Will my DuraFon 1X base units interfere with each other or other communication devices?
A. Yes, Base units and or the High Gain antennas should be at least 20′ apart from each other, and other electronic equipment for best performance and to reduce interference.
Q. Does my DuraFon 1X have built in Voice Mail?
A. No built in Voice Mail.
Q. Will my 1X hand off a call as I walk into a second bases zone?
A. No, there is no handoff ability. If using our system behind a PBX/Key System you can transfer to the 2nd bases extension number and pick up after you release from original connection.
Q. How can I tell the different between a 1x, 4x, PRO, and Walkie handset?
A. The 1x handset has a black bezel around the LCD, the 4x is silver, PRO is green, and Walkie is blue. Additionally, you can remove the battery and see the model on the serial number label.
Q. Does the DuraFon 1X handset have speakerphone?
A. Yes and No. All phones built after Nov. 2007 with serial number 07A101340 or higher will now include this feature.
Q. Does a DuraFon 1x support call waiting, and/or 3 way calling?
A. Yes, provided this is handled by the phone company or phone system it is connected to. You will need to press the flash key to flip between callers.
Q. What frequency does the DuraFon 1x operate on, and will it interfere with WiFi networks?
A. The DuraFon uses frequency hopping spread spectrum technology at 902 to 928MHZ. WiFi networks use 2.4GHZ and 5.8GHZ, so our system will not interfere with WiFi networks.
Q. Why would EnGenius use 900Mhz, when this is an older technology compared to the newer 2.4 and 5.8Ghz cordless frequencies?
A. Contrary to common belief, range is actually better at lower frequencies. Lower frequencies are less absorbed by objects and less affected by walls, buildings, trees, and even open air. Additionally, we use 900MHZ to avoid the sharing of WiFi networks, which would not only cause interference, but also reduce range for our system as well. Thirdly, the FCC allows more power to be used at lower frequencies because lower frequencies are safer for human exposure.
Q. When was my phone built, how old is my phone?
A14. The first three values in the serial number determine build date. The first two are the year, and the third digit is the month, where A = Oct., B = Nov., and C = Dec. For example 07Cxxxxxx = 2007, December.
Q. When sharing a line with another non-Engenius phone, I can’t join in, they can’t hear me?
A.. We added this feature to avoid howling or feedback in speakerphone mode when starting a new call. Simply press any digit to turn on the voice path. This feature is now on all Durafon 1x with speakerphone.
Basic EnGenius Durafon Troubleshooting
First and foremost, if you encounter any issues with the system, do a power reset on both handset(s), and base station. Secondly, try resetting the handset and base unit. Note, you will have to re-register the handsets.
(Ref #1) Removing the “enter base ID” prompt: If the handset asks for base ID every time you press talk, press Menu, 8, 2 (for outgoing calls for base 1 settings), and then off. This should only be on when multiple base stations are used.
(Ref #2) Base station won’t go into registration mode: Make sure only the power light is on with the base station. Commonly the unit is accidentally in broadcast or 2 way mode, which will not allow it to be reset, or have line access for that matter. Do a power reset on the base to clear.
(Ref #3) Change from pulse to tone dialing: You must have an Admin phone (ID 11, or 12). If not, do step 4, then 5. From the admin handset press Menu 9, then “10” for base ID, then 1 for dial mode.
(Ref #4a) Resetting a handset for serial numbers below 071100601: Press menu, * # # *, then 7 (Factory), then 1 (Clear all). The screen will say “cycle power” press the left soft key for OK. After this you will turn the handset off with the bottom left power key and then back on with the same key.
(Ref #4b) Resetting a handset for serial numbers after 071100600: Press Menu, 5, star, then 1 (clear all), then power recycle.
Note, you can choose option 2 (keep registration), which resets everything on the handsets EXCEPT the registration to the base. This is useful to clear the logbook, where no problems with the system are occurring.
(Ref #5) Resetting the base: First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds. Now locate the reset button. The reset button is near the phone lines plug in on back of the base unit, and next to the register button. Hold this button down until all four green LED lights illuminate on and off. This will happen quickly. The base is now reset. This means registration information now starts back at “11”. Now go to step Ref #6.
(Ref #6) Registering handsets: First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds. Now press and hold down the register (labeled REG) button on the base until all four green LED lights illuminate. Next, press menu on the handset followed by 6 (register) and 1(register). The display will say register and then new ID. The ID of the handset will be 11 for the first handset registered to base, and will go in consecutive order there after (12, 13, 14 etc.). Up to 9 handsets can be registered to one base. Keep in mind that ID 11 and 12 are the “Administrative handsets” These handsets have more options than the other handsets. They can add additional bases within the system.
(Ref #7) Deregistering a handset: First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds. Press and hold the register button (REG) on the base, until all four green LED lights illuminate. Then on the handset press menu, followed by 6 (register), then 2 (deregister). The handset will display “Deregister” The ID of the handset is now removed from the base and the handset. If the handset won’t deregister, then it probably wasn’t registered to the base in the first place, or lost configuration. (Do steps Ref #5 and #6)
(Ref #8) Using more than one base (linked): The Durafon 1x system allows you to add additional bases, and therefore more than one line. To add additional base units, please first register all handsets to the primary base originally used in the system. Now get an administrator handset (ID 11, or 12) and the additional base unit you plan to add. First power-up that base for at least 15 seconds. Now press and hold down the register (labeled REG) button on the base until all four green LED lights illuminate. Next, press menu on the handset followed by 6 (register) 3 (add base), and then choose 20 (for base #2). Note additional bases 3, and 4 can be done the exact same way, however their base numbers would be 30, and 40 accordingly.