Ascom, the leading UK manufacturer of telephone handsets, offers the Berkshire TeamLink telephone system as a viable alternative to the PABX or Keysystem. Designed to take advantage of the many benefits Centrex (or large PABX) has to offer, the Berkshire TeamLink provides an extensive feature list unrivalled by other telephones. The Berkshire TeamLink enables each user to monitor and answer all telephones and incoming lines within their working group.
Used in conjunction with your Centrex (or larger PABX) provider, the Berkshire TeamLink offers all of the features of a keysystem or small PABX. (When used with a group of lines from a PABX, it performs the function of a departmental keysystem or satellite PABX.) Call transfer, pick-up, on-hook dial, ring-back, mute, do not disturb, save number, voicemail, transfer to busy and divert, may be easily accessed via factory pre-programmed keys. Each telephone has indicator lights, enabling anyone in the team to see the status of each line; busy, line free, ringing.

Straightforward installation
The Berkshire TeamLink system uses a simple Controller-box which is easy to install at any convenient DP, and ordinary Centrex (or PABX) lines which require no digital line-cards or switch software, nor PDMXA or additional line-plant.

Headset Mode
Both TeamLink 24 and 44 have a socket for use with headset as a quick and convenient alternative to the handset. Please note headsets are supplied separately. As these specifications vary, please check with your supplier that the selected headset is compatible. 

Both TeamLink 24 and 44 have on-hook dialling and ‘hands-free’ to allow conversation without use of either the handset or headset.

In addition to all of the features above, the Berkshire TeamLink 24 & 44 offers:

  • Direct station select
  • Headset port
  • Full Handsfree Speech and dialling
  • Internal CLI (where available)*
  • External CLI (where available)*
  • Intercom facility*
  • Time & date log of last 25 callers*
  • Message-waiting indicator lamp*
  • Permanent memory
  • No PSU at the phone

* where your Centrex (or PABX) provides CLI.
** TeamLink 24 & 44 can be installed with up to 5 incoming lines plus up to 5 holding lines.


Each TeamLink 24 can monitor the status of up to 24 Centrex (or PABX) lines in a group, plus four additional lines, such as e.g. two auxiliary incoming lines and two holding lines **. Any TeamLink 24 in the group may be used to answer incoming calls to any other team member or to the single group-number. Each telephone has 30 one-key external speed-dial keys, which may be customised to the user’s requirements.
This larger version has essentially the same features as the 24, but is designed to fill the role of dedicated operator-console to manage a group of up to 44 Centrex (or PABX) lines plus 4 additional lines **.

The 44 lines can be organised into departmental sub-groups, for example a group of up to 24 using TeamLink 24s, and two groups of 10 each, using TeamLink 10s.

The TeamLink 44 is so cost-effective that it is recommended that at least two are installed for the group (the system can support 4) in order to facilitate relief and part-time-duty operator working without the need for staff to move around. With the telephones / consoles ‘live’ at all times, any group member may assume operator duties on an ad hoc basis.


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Last revised: November 28, 2010