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.
The natural replacement of the veteran DuraFon 1X, the new DuraFon Pro PSL now offers the connectivity of up 90 handsets supported per base, which is a significant increase from 9, for people looking for a long range single line phone. This is the next 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 8 now compared from the previous of just 4 / lines, up to 8 base units now. The Durafon models have been tested to withstand 4-6ft drops on concrete 50+ times. Click here to buy your DuraFon Pro PSL. 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 PSL Pro 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 PSL Pro 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 PSL Pro will go through metal, concrete, wood and the PSL has the ability to connect 1 or even 2 additional antennas for maximum range. Each PSL handset comes with it’s own separate charging cradle that doesn’t require a phone connection (A/C powered) and you can pair 90 handsets to a PSL Pro base. The PSL 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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Why don’t you guys show prices on some of the EnGenius phones on your website?
As an Authorized Dealer, EnGenius does not allow us to advertise discounted prices on the Durafon Pro Series phones. Please call us (877-999-3838) for our latest discounted prices on these phones. If you see EnGenius Durafon Pro series phones prices advertised on a website, that reseller is NOT an AUTHORIZED ENGENIUS DEALER (for example Amazon.com). These phones are sold WITHOUT the EnGenius one-year warranty and most likely won’t get support for the product they just purchased. If you purchase an Engenius Durafon from an unauthorized dealer, and need a repair, you will pay a $299 fee + the cost of the repair. Furthermore, if you purchase an EnGenius phone from an unauthorized dealer, you may receive a used or refurbished product.
ENGENIUS DURAFON PRO FAQ’S
Q. How does the broadcast from the base unit work?
A. By default line 3 and 4 are just regular line ports, but if switch to a broadcast mode, they can broadcast the incoming call to all handsets and walkies. For example, if you wire x435 to our line 4 port with broadcast on, it will auto answer with a greeting asking for the group number, or wait to broadcast all. After the beep, you are then broadcasted to the selected group or all handsets.
Q. Can the Walkie receive calls from another Pro handset?
A. The Walkies cannot receive calls from an incoming line, or receive a transferred call from a Durafon PRO handset. It is strictly limited to 2 way radio or broadcast. It will receive broadcasts through the base unit broadcast port.
Q. How far does the Walkie transmit from one handset to another?
A. Range of the Walkie is less than a typical incoming call or broadcast from the base unit. Range can be from 25% to as much as 75% less. If the external antenna is used on the base unit, the range will be even better, and the difference 2 way handset or broadcast will be even more noticeable. It is recommended in very demanding situation, where range is an issue, to opt for the Durafon PRO handset instead, and dial in through the phone system extension of which the broadcast port is used. This will use the base station power, and antenna system, instead of just the handset, to maximize broadcast coverage.
Q. How can some one call into the broadcast base unit to transmit a broadcast?
A4. First the base station line port (either 3, or 4) broadcast must be turned on (Menu 9, 2, base number (00-07) (starts at 00), 1, Change for L3 or L4). Then you simply dial into it, and follow the auto attendant instructions. Note, for broadcast id, you must enter a group number (01-07). By default handsets are not part of any groups. To add a handset to a group, press Menu 5, 2, ADD, then 01-07 accordingly.
Q. Which one is the Durafon PRO handset, and which one is the Walkie?
A. The Green faceplate handset is the PRO, which is fully functional. The blue faceplate handset, are Walkies. You can also remove the battery to verify model and serial number.
Q. How many ports/lines does the broadcast take up on the Pro?
A. There are 4 available time slots on each PRO base unit. It uses 2 of the 4 time slots during a broadcast. One is being used as the occupied line (L4 for example), and the other time slot is used to do the outgoing broadcast to all the handsets. This means that if you are on 3 calls (L1, L2, AND L3), L4 broadcast will NOT work.
During a broadcast, if L1 and L2 are in use, and L3 receives an incoming call, the incoming call takes priority. The broadcast stops, and phones ring instead.
Q. How do I register handsets to multiple DuraFon Pro bases?
A. You must first register all handsets to the primary base (id 00), and then add base units to the system after. To add a base unit, use the administrator handset id 10 or 11 by pressing Menu 8, 1, and then the id of the next base unit. (01-07)
Q. Can I reply to a base to base broadcast from a Durafon PRO? From a Durawalkie? How?
A. In regards to the Durafon PRO, you cannot reply to base unit broadcast because they come through as an incoming call, and then are dropped. Your best bet is to simply call back the broadcast originator at their extension if known. We recommend if the broadcaster wants to be called back, that they mention which extension they could be reached at in the broadcast.
The Durawalkie is further limited in that it cannot use any actually telephone lines, and therefore extensions. It’s only course of communications is between other Durafon handsets (both PRO and Walkie) within the system.
Q. Can the Durawalkie be used out of the box without the base unit?
A. No, Durawalkies require registration ID’s from the same base unit to receive 2 WAY, or broadcasts.
Q. What is the difference between the EnGenius Durafon 4x and the PRO system?
A. The additions to the PRO include:
- Speakerphone capability of the PRO handsets.
- Multiple base registration (allowing 2 way / broadcast with all, up to 8 total base units), where 4x is limited to base specific.
- Broadcast through a line port.
Q. Will a Durawalkie receive a remote broadcast from the line port?
A. Yes they will, just the same as the PRO phone handsets.
Q. Is the range different for a DuraWalkie than of a PRO handset?
A. No, they both perform the same as far as range.
Engenius Durafon Pro Basic Troubleshooting
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.
First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds. Now locate the register button near the antenna connection of the base station (blue button labeled as REG). Do not press the RST button! Now press the register button on the base and hold it until all line lights illuminate. Once they light up, you can now let go and go to the handset and, press menu 6 (registration) and 1(register) during the time the lights are lit on the base unit. The display will say register and then new the new ID. The ID of the handset will be 10 for the first handset registered to base, and will go in consecutive order there after (11, 12, 13 etc.). Up to 90 handsets can be registered to the base. Keep in mind that ID 10 and 11 are the “Administrative handsets” These handsets have administrative capability, which allows for dedicating phone lines to specific handsets, turn the auto attendant on or off, and clear or assign ID’s to other handsets etc.
(Ref #2) Resetting a handset: Press Menu, 5, star, then 1 (clear all), then power recycle. This is useful to clear the logbook, where no problems with the system are occurring.
(Ref #3) Deregistering a handset: Same procedure as Ref #1, except press menu 6, 2 on the handset. The handset will display “Deregister” The ID of the handset is now removed from the base and the handset. Note, if you can’t deregister the handset because the handset is damaged, please go to Ref #11 after it has been repaired.
(Ref #4) Base station won’t go into registration mode: Make sure only the power light is on with the base station. Do a power reset on the base station. Lastly, reset the base and try again.
(Ref #5) Adding a base unit: To add another base unit to the PRO system, you will need an administrative handset (id 10 or 11). If you do not have one, you must do Ref #6, then Ref #1. Press the REG button on the base unit you wish to add until all four line lights light up. The next step is to press Menu 8, 1 (add base), and then choose 01 through 07. Note the first base unit and any new or reset base has id 00, therefore it cannot be the same. You can have up to 8 base units. It is recommended to number them in order and label the base units.
(Ref #6) Resetting the base: (required if administrator handsets ID 10 or 11 don’t exist). First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds (wait until after line lights flash). Locate the reset button near the base station antenna connection, next to the blue register button with the letters RST beneath it. Now use a pen or paperclip to press it down until line 1 and line 2 lights up. After they light up, you can let go. They should then go out after a few seconds. Then power reset the base by unplugging it, and plugging it back in. The base is now reset. (Registration will now start at 10 again)
(Ref #7) Dedicating lines to a specific handset:
By default all incoming calls will ring all handsets. To program line dedication to a specific line you must use an administrative handset (ID 10, or 11). You need to choose the base, the line, and then the handset id it will be dedicated to. Note, as you dedicate one line to a handset, the other remaining lines still have “all handsets” going to them, including the dedicated handset. You will need to dedicate all lines to have complete direct dialing to each handset exclusively.
With the administrative handset, press Menu, 9, 2, then choose the base id (primary base is 00, and additional bases are from 01-07), then choose 2. Use the up/down arrows to choose the line accordingly you wish to dedicate and the handset id it goes to.
NOTE: By resetting the base (the tiny button next to the “REG” button) you will erase all registration and administrative changes including line dedication of handsets.
Note if you wish to dedicate more than one handset to a line, you must use grouping instead (see Ref #8).
(Ref #8) Grouping handsets to lines:
Grouping is similar to line dedication but now you will be dedicating a line to a group instead of a line to a specific handset. This later will allow individual handsets to be added to the group or groups which in turn mean access to the lines the group is within.
See #6, and now choose 01-07 (group number) instead of the handset id on the end of step #2. Below is a typical scenario arrangement.
Group 1 = Line 1 = Programming # = 01
Group 2 = Line 2 = Programming # = 02
Group 3 = Line 3 = Programming # = 03
Group 4 = Line 4 = Programming # = 04
Note, out of the box no handsets are part of any groups. You must add groups to each and every handset accordingly. No lines will be available to them unless part of the groups.
To add a group on a handset, press 5, 2 then press ADD to add the group. Press 01 for group 1, and ADD again if you wish to group it to 2 (02) and continue for lines 3, and 4 etc.
With grouping you can remove or add lines (groups) to handsets individually at any time.
(Ref #9) Turning on the broadcast through a base unit line port (available for lines 3 and 4 only): Get an administrator handset (ID 10 or 11), and press menu 9, 2, then choose the base id (primary base is 00, and additional bases are from 01-07), then choose 1. You will then have the choice to turn on line 3, or line 4 broadcasting. Dial in on that line to confirm. Read FAQ #6 also.
(Ref #10) Adding a handset to a group (for broadcasting): On each handset, to add it to a group, or groups, press menu 5, 2, then ADD. You can have up to 7 groups. Group id’s are from 01 through 07.
(Ref #11) Recovering the original handset ID after having a phone repaired:
All phones sent in must be registered to our test base. This causes it lose the registration to your base.
Unless you un-registered the handset ahead of time from your base, your base still thinks that ID is still in use. For example if you have 4 handsets registered as ID 10, 11, 12, and 13 and you send in handset 12 for repair. When you reregister it, you will get ID 14 because it still thinks 12 is in use.
To get your handset registration back to ID 12 you must erase the base information for handset 12, which then frees it up for you to then use.
To erase a registration ID that is stored by the base unit, get an administrative handset (ID 10 or 11) and press Menu 9, 2, then 1 to choose which handset registration ID to clear. In our example it would be extension ID 12.
Now ID12 is clear and available as the next registration ID. The base unit gives ID’s to handsets in numerical order of free ID’s. You can now go to #3 and go through the normal handset registration process.
Looking for a Engenius Durafon Handset that’s more affordable and less rugged? Check out the new EnGenius DuraFon 1X, Pro OHC Handset just released by Engenius. It’s compatible with EnGenius DuraFon Pro or the EnGenius DuraFon 1X systems and base stations. It has all the features, such as Walke Talke, intercom, etc. like the regular Durafon handset without the high price tag. It’s more sleek and stylish for the office environment.
- Wireless Range up to: 12 floors, 250,000 sq. ft. or 3000 acres
- Speakerphone in handset
- 2-Way Walke Talkie communication, independent of base station
- 2.5 mm headset Jack
- 50 hours stand by time
- Up to 8 hours of talk time