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Cisco SPA232D ATA and the Cisco SPA302D Wireless handset roaming

I'm reading the documentation for SPA 232D and I see that it supports up to 5 SPA 302D stations.

In this project I have 4 floors and we need total of 15 phones:

 

3 - Basement

5 - Ground    

4 - First floor         

3 - Second floor         

 

When person is using 302D phone from the basement may not have reception when they walk to the top floor.

Can we do roaming between 232D? Is there a way to interconnect them ? The range in documentation may not be sufficient.

 

What would be the recommended Cisco solution for this, we want to use DECT.

Range: Indoor: 165 ft (50m); outdoor: 980 ft (300m)

 

 

 

 

 

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Cisco SPA232D ATA and the Cisco SPA302D Wireless handset roaming

Thanks for considering the spa232d for this project,

Unfortunately with the current firmware it does not support handset roaming between base stations.  There is not an easy way to transfer handsets between units (you must unregister from one base station, and re-register with the 2nd spa232d).

The distance from the datasheet is optimal in a perfect environment, and I would expect real world to be somewhat less.

I woud suggest get one spa232d and one spa302 (possibly a demo unit from your reseller), and test the range on the customer site.  Basically do a site survey to see where to best place of the unit.

If you need more than 5 units on a floor, or signal won't  reach both ends of the area, 2 - spa232d devices may be required.  Some handsets would be registered to one, some to the other.

There is some good documentation on setup and call handling with the device here.

SPA232D & SPA302D: From Getting Started to Advanced Call Routing Scenarios

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-30269

let me know if you have any futher questions.

Dan

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New Member

Cisco SPA232D ATA and the Cisco SPA302D Wireless handset roaming

Thanks for considering the spa232d for this project,

Unfortunately with the current firmware it does not support handset roaming between base stations.  There is not an easy way to transfer handsets between units (you must unregister from one base station, and re-register with the 2nd spa232d).

The distance from the datasheet is optimal in a perfect environment, and I would expect real world to be somewhat less.

I woud suggest get one spa232d and one spa302 (possibly a demo unit from your reseller), and test the range on the customer site.  Basically do a site survey to see where to best place of the unit.

If you need more than 5 units on a floor, or signal won't  reach both ends of the area, 2 - spa232d devices may be required.  Some handsets would be registered to one, some to the other.

There is some good documentation on setup and call handling with the device here.

SPA232D & SPA302D: From Getting Started to Advanced Call Routing Scenarios

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-30269

let me know if you have any futher questions.

Dan

Re: Cisco SPA232D ATA and the Cisco SPA302D Wireless handset roa

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the response, Im new in the DECT world, does Cisco support or is aware of a DECT device (cisco or third party) which can boost up the DECT signal from the base station? Not sure if thats even possible.

Thanks Dan

-G

New Member

Cisco SPA232D ATA and the Cisco SPA302D Wireless handset roaming

Cisco Small business does not sell an extender for DECT.

You can do seamless roaming with the Enterprise Wireless Lan Controllers, and IP phones,

You can find a local reseller here

http://tools.cisco.com/WWChannels/LOCATR/jsp/partner_locator.jsp

Or call into our presales number

1-866-428-9596  US/CAN | 5am - 5pm Pacific

I'm not an expert on DECT, but there are some engineers from the BU who watch these forums, Someone else may have another suggestion.

Here's some basic info about DECT standard, timing, distances, etc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Enhanced_Cordless_Telecommunications

Cheers,

Dan

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