|Made by ASCOM (ASCOM was formed in 1987 by the merger of three Swiss companies:-
Autophon, Hasler and the Telecoms side of Zellweger).
The Berkshire Standard
A basic two-piece telephone, compatible for PABX working. It uses MF signalling and is
available with either Earth Leg Recall (ELR) or selectable Earth Leg Recall (ELR) or Time
Break Recall (TBR). The Berkshire Standard offers MF Dialling, Mute Button, Last Number
Redial Button and an Electronic Ringer with variable pitch/volume control. It has an
optional Wall Bracket and the colours available are Grey, White and Beige.
The Berkshire Select offers all signalling operations with MF/LD Dual Dial Signalling, as
well as ELR and TBR.
Standard features are Last Number Redial, Mute Button and Electronic Ringer (with variable
pitch/volume controls). As an optional extra the Select can be supplied with a Ringing
Indicator Lamp (LED) which flashes in conjunction with the Bell or Tone Caller.
Also offered is an optional Wall Bracket and the colours available are Grey, White, Beige
This telephone benefits from having a "Message Waiting" lamp that can be
activated by the hotel receptionist to inform a guest o a waiting message. Additionally
with a large face plate suitable for silk of screen application it is ideal for those
hotels wishing to display the telephone numbers of their facilities and services.
Other features include LD/MF/Mixed Dialling, Time Break Earth Recall, Mute Button, Last
Number Redial and Electronic Ringer (with variable pitch & volume control). With an
optional Wall Bracket, the colours available are Grey, White and Beige.
The EMC Berkshire Radio Frequency Suppressed Telephone
This telephone was specifically produced to reduce the risk of Radio Frequency
Interference experienced near radio transmitters by Police Forces. It is especially
suitable for any application where radio interference could be a potential problem.
It offers all the signalling operations with MF/LD Dual Signalling, as well as ELR and
TBR. Standard features are Last Number Redial, Mute Button and Electronic Ringer (with
variable pitch/volume control).
Also offered is an optional Wall Bracket and the colours available are Grey, White and
Whilst having all the benefits of the Berkshire Select the MR10 comes with additional 10
one touch memory store buttons. Each memory store can hold up to 24 digits.
Access to the memories can be locked by using an on/off switch concealed under the main
address label, thus preventing inadvertent changes to the stored numbers.
The space alongside the memory keys can be used for silk screen printed company logos,
feature codes or extension numbers.
This telephone shares the same features and facilities as the MR10 but has the added
benefit of 20 Memory Stores.
See additional information on the expanded MR range
The Berkshire Manager Secretary system - MS2/MS8/MS14
Manager Secretary System is an essential requirement for any professional office
organisation, providing instant visual identification of telephone lines - busy, free or
ringing on up to 14 telephones. Additionally the ringing tone can be switched off to avoid
distractions. It saves endless frustration, vital time and unnecessary expense.
The MS System is available in three sizes, MS2 MS8 and MS14, providing a flexible choice
of standard telephones or sophisticated feature telephones. System MS2 incorporates two
other lines in a set of three telephones, System MS8 incorporates eight other lines in a
set of nine telephones and System MS14 incorporates fourteen other lines in a set of
These Systems are versions of the Berkshire Featurephone III with the added facilities of
the LED's to provide visual line status, being positioned alongside the one-touch memory
keys enabling fast, easy transfer or pick-up of calls. Installation of the MS Systems is
quick, easy and trouble free. A simple control unit is connected within the existing
wiring systems to monitor the line activity of standard telephones and featurephones in a
configuration of your choice. The System connects to existing PABX systems and all the
normal features are available using the PABX access codes.
Berkshire MR2S and MR8S
In addition to the MS2/8/14 telephones two other lower cost variants were introduced to
give a wider choice.
Equipped with LED's, the MR2S and MR8S provide instant visual identification of telephone
lines and line status - busy, free or ringing. In addition, the line monitor buzzer can be
switched off to avoid distractions. The MR2S monitors two other lines in a set of three
telephone. The MR8S monitors eight other lines in a set of nine telephones.
Berkshire Featurephone 1
The superb executive Berkshire Featurephone II incorporates a comprehensive range of
facilities, and offers the business user an exceptional service. Based on the Berkshire
Select Model, this Featurephone also has an LCD Display, giving date, time and duration of
call, a 24 number memory bank and line power operation. Additional features are on-hook
dialling, full two way hands free speech, notepad facility and four separate alarms with
self cancelling feature when activated. It incorporates LD/MF/Mixed Signalling, with
battery backup and is TBR/ELR switchable. It has a 16 digit display with adjustable
brightness and each of the 24 telephone number stores have a maximum 40 digit capacity.
Additional features include push button dialling, tone caller with volume and tone
controls, microphone mute, speaker volume and pause duration control, visual call
indicator and a choice of non-display mode for all stored numbers.
The Berkshire Featurephone II is offered in Polar White.
This has all the features of the Berkshire Featurephone II model with the addition of an
enhanced 42 number memory (30 named with designated buttons and a further 12 Standard
accessible through the keypad).
Taken from ACSOM sales literature