Back in the 90’s and in the beginning of 2000s Siemens was one of the biggest players in the communication industry. Today the situation is somewhat complicated and in terms of general public, Siemens is still a communication giant, however, in a more laid-back kind of way. Gigaset Communications continues to produce specialized communication devices, routers and other networking hardware that are widely used in offices as well as home environments.

It all began by the name of “Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices”, out of which Gigaset got out off as basically a sub-brand of the company, located in Munich, Germany. The move happened once Argues Industries bought an 80% interest in the company, with the total purchase costing almost EUR 45 million. Up to this point Gigaset was under Siemens AG.

The Gigaset brand was active in the early 90s, finding its name and logo on wireless telephony devices. It basically created the DECT standard, an acronym for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications. A number of other well-known services of today such as hands-free concept, SMS messaging or the answering machine were all very much affected by Gigaset and their engineers.

Gigaset Communications as a separate company was founded in 2008, with Klaus Weßing as CEO and Bernhard Riedel as chief of supervision being men in charge of the company.

One of the most notable breakthroughs for Gigaset was the introduction of ECO-DECT Technology, which really did push the limit on energy efficiency of their devices as well as reducing the radiation amount to as low as it can get. This technology was applied to a lot of cordless phones, becoming a new standard since there is an inherit danger caused by radiation. It is always a vibrant topic among people and it is important to note that with this system Gigaset achieved up to 60% less of power consumption, which has a direct impact on the amount of radiation their phones emit. What’s even better is that Gigaset offers cordless phones with this technology with no additional cost, letting everyone know that this eco-friendly approach is Gigaset’s new focus.

Today, Gigaset has a lot of devices on offer, with cordless phones being their go-to product, without a doubt. Gigaset smartphones, such as the Gigaset GS160 are also finding their way in to the market. Gigaset’s main focus remains on VoIP phones, corded phones (Euroset branded) and business telephony, making good use of all the benefits of DECT, ECO-DECT and other in-house solutions.

As a modern networking and communication business, Gigaset also offers smart home bundles, known as the Gigaset Elements sub-brand. They consist of the typical set of devices working in harmony such as the base station, sensors on doors, windows, sirens, cameras and motion or fire detectors.

Editor’s note: This is an informative historical article, for any troubleshooting for your Siemens Gigaset product kindly refer to your model’s Siemens Gigaset user manual or check out our Siemens Gigaset modem troubleshooting category.