Answering System Features
Overview: The Panasonic KX-TG9471 is a two-line corded phone
with a cordless handset featuring DECT 6.0 Digital technology. Additional
cordless handsets can be registered to the base unit if you need to expand
without having to install phone lines in other rooms. The phone can be linked to
your PC via USB so you can access phone contacts in Microsoft Outlook from your
DECT 6.0: DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless
Telecommunications) operates in the 1.9 GHz
frequency range, which means the KX-TG9471 phone will not conflict with other wireless devices such
as computer routers, wireless keyboards, microwave ovens and other common
Expandable Cordless System: In addition to the included
cordless handset, you can add up to five more KX-TGA939 handsets, for a total of six.
Large 3.5" LCD: The base has a large, easy-to-see 3.5" LCD
screen with a white backlight and adjustable angle. When a call comes in, the
Caller ID information is displayed in a large bold font for easy visibility.
Handset Speakerphone: The cordless handset can double as a speakerphone for hands-free conversations.
The handset is squared on the bottom, allowing you to stand it up on a table top
while you talk hands-free.
Headset Compatible: The handset has a 2.5mm sub-mini headset
jack to allow you to plug in a headset for hands-free operation. Compatible
KX-TCA400, KX-TCA60, KX-TCA93, KX-TCA94, and KX-TCA430.
1.4" Backlit LCD: The cordless handset features a
backlit 1.4" Full-dot Mono LCD screen with a resolution of 103 x 65 pixels.
The handset LCD displays Caller ID information, battery strength,
Caller List, Directory, plus the Function Menu table. You can adjust the
contrast of the LCD from 1-6.
Navigator Key: The
navigator key on the handset is
used to navigate through menus and to select items shown on the display by
pushing it up, down, left, or right. You can easily adjust the receiver or
speaker volume by pressing the navigator key up or down as you talk.
Soft Keys: The handset has three soft keys which allow you
to select the feature shown directly above it on the display. Some of the soft
key functions include Mute, Phonebook, Menu, and Redial.
Caller ID: This unit is compatible with Caller ID services offered by your telephone
company. If you subscribe to Caller ID, the caller's name and phone number will
be displayed and recorded in the handset's Caller List.
Call Waiting Caller ID: If you subscribe to Call
Waiting with Caller ID, when talking on the phone as another call comes in, the
second caller's name and phone number will be displayed.
Ringer/Message Indicators: The handset has a ringer
indicator LED on the top that will flash quickly whenever a call comes in, or
slowly when you have a message or voice mail waiting. When the answering machine
has received a message, the message indicator inside the "Play" button will
flash. Note: The message alert feature must be "on" in order for the
message indicator to operate.
Caller List: The unit records information
for the last 50 callers and stores this information in the Caller List.
The unit can show
the number of calls you missed. You can call back any number in the caller list.
Once a number is in the Caller List, it can be manually or automatically edited
(to add or remove area codes or prefixes), saved in the Directory, or deleted.
Contact Sync: The Panasonic Contact Sync Telephone allows
you to sync the Microsoft Outlook contact list on your PC to your phone. The
supplied Telephone Plug-in software for Windows and a USB connection between
your PC and phone let you make and receive calls from your contacts with ease.
When you want to make a call to someone on your Outlook contact list, just bring
up the contact on your screen and click. When a call is received, the caller
information will pop up on your PC screen if their contact information is stored
within Outlook. See below for System Requirements for the software.
Shared Phonebook: All handsets registered to the base unit
can use the unit's phonebook. Up to 100 names and phone numbers can be stored in
the base unit's phonebook and 100 entries in the handset. You can
enter names up to 16 characters, and phone numbers up to 24 digits. A pause can
be entered in the phone number if required for dialing. Each pause is stored as
one digit and the pause is approximately 3.5 seconds. The directory names are
sorted alphabetically. You can also assign names to one of nine groups to help
you locate entries quickly and easily. Groups can also be assigned a different
ringer tone to help you identify who is calling.
Chain Dial: You can dial a number from the phone while on a
call using Chain Dial. This can be used to dial a calling card access number,
dial a PIN number, etc. without having to dial it manually.
You can review a list of the last ten numbers dialed, then call any of those
Mute: This system features a Mute key on the cordless
handset. If you wish to temporarily mute the conversation, you can mute the
handset so the other party cannot hear you, but you can still hear them.
Handset Locator: This feature allows you to locate a handset by paging it from the base
unit. All registered handsets are paged simultaneously.
Night Mode: Night Mode allows you to select a period of time
during which the base unit or cordless handset will not ring for outside calls.
This feature is useful for time periods when you do not want to be disturbed,
for example, while you're sleeping. You can set Night Mode independently for the
base unit and handsets.
System Capabilities: The unit can accommodate up to 2
external telephone lines. This allows you to create a conference call with three
people. You can set up a conference call with two outside calls and the base
unit or handset. You can also establish a conference call with one outside call,
the base unit, and one handset.
Intercom: This feature lets you set-up a 2-way conversation
between the base unit and one handset or between two registered handsets.
Call Transfer: Calls can be transferred from the base unit
or one handset to
any other registered handset.
Privacy Mode: You can prevent users of other handsets from
joining your conversations by engaging the Privacy Mode in the Initial Setting
menu. To allow other users to join your conversation (call share), you can turn
the Privacy Mode off.
Any Key Talk/Auto Talk: The Any Key Talk feature
allows you to press any of the numeric keys, the * key, or the # key to answer a call. When the
handset is on the charger base, the Auto Talk feature allows you to answer a
call by simply picking up the handset. Auto Talk can be turned on/off in the
Volume Controls: You have the ability to adjust volume
levels for the handset and the handset speakerphone. Choose from four levels when
holding the handset to your ear, and six levels for the speakerphone.
Ringer Options: On the base unit, you can select one of
three ringer volume
settings or Off, while the handset gives you six level settings or Off. You can also choose between
three ring tones and three ring melodies on the base unit. On the handset, there
are five ring tones and 10 ring melodies to choose from.
Temporary Tone Dialing: If you are using a pulse dialing
system, you can temporarily switch to tone dialing to enter numbers for
answering services, electronic banking services, company phone directories, etc.
When you hang up, the mode switches back to pulse dialing.
Flash Key: If you have the Call Waiting
service, you can use the flash key to put the first call on hold, allowing you
to answer a second incoming call. You can adjust the length of the flash time
Alarm: On the handset, you can set an alarm to sound for
three minutes on a one-time or daily basis. With the date and time programmed
into the phone, you can enter a desired time for the alarm to sound. Using a
different ringer tone from the one used for outside calls is recommended.
The included belt clip can be attached to the back of the cordless handset so that you
can hook it onto your belt.
Security: A handset cannot operate unless
it is registered with the base unit.
Battery Information: The phone comes with
two "AAA" rechargeable
Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for the cordless handset. A Ni-MH battery doesn't develop the
"memory" effect like many Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) rechargeable batteries.
- Initial Charge Time:
- Battery Talk Time:
up to 12 hours continuous
- Battery Standby Time:
up to 6 days
Wall Mounting: The base unit and battery charger for the
cordless handset can be placed on a desk or table, or can be wall mounted.
The base unit has an integrated bracket that can be turned one way for wall
mounting and turned the other way for placing on a desk. The battery charger has
two slots for wall mounting.
Answering System Features
Total Recording Time: The total time for recording is approximately
minutes for all messages (including greeting). A maximum of 64 messages can be
recorded. All messages are saved until you delete them. When the memory is full,
an indicator on the base unit flashes rapidly, "Messages Full" is shown on the
handset display, and, if you use the pre-recorded greeting message, the unit
automatically switches to another pre-recorded greeting that asks callers to
call again later.
Caller's Recording Time: You can select 1, 2, or 3
minutes for recording incoming messages. Individual messages can be played back
and erased from the base unit or the handsets.
Greetings: You can record a
personal greeting of up to 2 minutes. The unit also comes with 2 pre-recorded
messages; one used when the unit has no available
recording time, and one used when a message will be recorded.
Number of Rings: You can set
the number of rings before the answering system answers the call. Your choices
are 2 to 7 rings, or Toll Saver. When set to Toll Saver, the unit will answer on
the second ring when there is at least one new message, or on the fifth ring
when there are no new messages. This allows you to save on toll charges for the
call by hanging up when you hear the third ring, knowing there are no messages.
Call Screening: You can listen to
an incoming message as the caller leaves it using the handset's speaker.
Voice Day/Time Stamp: With each message the unit announces the day and time
the message was
Message Alert: When a new
message has been received, the message indicator on the base unit
will flash, and "New Message" is displayed on the handsets' display.
Remote Operation: You can
operate the Answering System from any touch-tone phone. The system is protected
by a three-digit remote code to
prevent unauthorized access. You can either use the
unit's voice prompts (in English or Spanish) or direct commands by pressing keys. During remote
operation, you can perform the following functions:
- Playback all messages or playback
new messages only
- Repeat or skip a message
- Play the greeting
- Record a new greeting
- Erase currently playing message or all
- Turn the answering system on or off
Voice Mail Services: The KX-TG9471 will integrate with your
telephone company's voice mail service to make it easier to retrieve your
messages. When you receive a new Voice Mail message, the telephone company sends
special tones to alert you that a new message is available. The KX-TG9471
detects these tones, causing the message indicator on the handset to flash
slowly, and by displaying "New Voice Mail" in the LCD. You can program your
Voice Mail access number (along with your password and any necessary pauses) so
you can dial it automatically to retrieve your messages.
- Width: 8.765"
5.033" (6.25" LCD in upright position)
7.3125" (7" LCD in upright position)
- Width: 1.902"
- Height: 6.096"
- Depth: 1.25"
- Width: 2.953"
- Height: 1.991" (7" with handset in charger)
- Depth: 3.414"