- Provides Immediate Notification
- Installs in about a Minute (No Software)
- Two Methods to Disconnect and Switch to the Waiting Call (Automatic and Selective)
- Audible and Visual Call Waiting Alert
- Use With Any Internal Or External Modem
- Use With Any PC or MAC or Any Operating System
- Auto Line Adaptation With Manual Override
- Very Easy to Use
The "Auto Alert" is a lower priced call waiting hardware switch for single line net surfers who don't want to miss calls while using the Internet. It operates with any dial modem and any computer, net appliance or Web TV system, in conjunction with call waiting services offered by local phone companies in the U.S. and Canada as well as selective other countries.
No special software or even AC power is required. This allows it to be used anywhere with any MAC or PC or any operating system. The unit simply connects to the phone line, in about a minute. It automatically disconnects the computer and rings the phone when the call waiting tone is detected.
It also has another operating mode that allows the user to "selectively" take calls or ignore them. If ignored, they can be picked up by the phone company's voice mail service (if you have this service).
Upon completion of the call, the user simply "clicks" on a "reconnect" message to return to the Internet at the place where the interruption occurred. The unit is also quite portable.
The Auto Alert adapts to a wide range of line conditions. It monitors the modem training each time a call is placed and automatically optimizes to the line conditions. Dip-switch adjustments are also available to further expand this feature for operation on very marginal lines.
CPS was first to offer this type of product in 1998. This second generation unit fills the user demand for a lower cost unit with both automatic and selective disconnect; as well as CPS's exclusive broad range adaptation (BRA) technology.
NOTE: To determine the Telephone Line Cost Savings related to this product, use the Cost Comparison Calculator.
Item No SWTCWA-A Price $64.00
Physical 2.25" W x 2.25" D x 1" H, .5 lbs.
Connectors (2) RJ-11 TelCo
LEDs (1) Modem, Call Waiting
Switches (1) Modem Disconnect Pushbutton,
(1) 4-Bit Dip
Bell (1) Audible Call Waiting Alert
Cable (1) 5' RJ-11 Phone Cable
Adaptor (1) Dual RJ-11 "Y"
AC Power None