Has anybody have any experience using the KX-TGP500 Cordless DEC 6.0
“System” with asterisk ?
I run a small asterisk server at home using two SPA3102s, and thinking of
upgrading my cordless analog phones to something a little newer.
I have no direct experience. But I know that E4 Technologies has been
using this phone with Asterisk & Switchvox. Panasonic made an effort
earlier this year to have it certified with Asterisk. It’s also
They sent us a few for free, so I guess I owe them a review. The
Panasonic 500 and 550 worked very well with *sterisk 1.4. The full 550
phone seemed a little small, but all the advertised features worked.
Audio quality was very good with a nice long range.
The cordless phones are light weight with a belt clip, You just
register the base set or phone, then connect the cordless phones. It
pulls a config from central server, firmware options are thorough for
One cordless phone (out of 5) developed a bad key. I really have to
press hard to get the 1 key to work. The key went bad after 5 months.
Overall, I really like the phones.
Well, my distributor states the 550 has been discontinued, I’m going to try
out the 500 and see how well it works, as it appears to be the only Sip
based cordless phone that looks to be half way decent.. (not a big fan of
Sip/2.4/5.8ghz Wifi Phones)
I bought one (the variant without the desk phone) to see if it would be a
good product to sell my customers. Overall it’s a decent product, but a
firmware update would probably make it better (as of now it occasionally
needs a reboot to re-register with Asterisk).
But the price seems right, especially compared to the pricey non-DECT Aastra
or the Polycom complete solution (which seems ideal, but very expensive when
the deployment calls for just a few DECT phones).
I have a normal PSTN Panasonic DECT phone at home and some keys went bad
also. Seems to be an overall Panasonic problem with their DECT phones.