LineShare Product Line
LineShare is the new product line from Line Routing Systems. There are 2 models, the LRS LineShare 4.1 and the LRS LineShare Pro. Both products are fully compatible with Caller-Id, DSL, Cable Phone Services, Magic Jack Plus as well as most telephone company features and services.
As with all automatic line sharing technology as well as all voice, modem and fax switches, they are designed to save you real money by eliminating dedicated phone lines for your business.
Although both products are more similar than they are different, they are aimed at two different types of users.
The LineShare 4.1 is maximized for super easy installation and for the home or small business owner who cannot afford or is unwilling to pay or employ a technical person to install and configure the system. In most cases it is so simple that you just plug it in. If you do need help or assistance, our toll free tech support staff will help right over the phone.
The LineShare Pro is designed for the professional installer or for users who want to use line sharing technology for more than simply sharing voice and fax. It is typically used for sharing multiple modems on a fax or voice line. The LineShare Pro offers an additional dedicated port which allows more devices to share the line as well as the ability to use the product for additional functions similar to a small phone system such as intercom, transferring calls from one phone to another in addition to the standard fax and modem sharing capabilities.
The LineShare Pro features an emergency barge-in or priority access feature that allows one or more devices to always override any other device that is currently using the phone line. Common uses would be elevator emergency phones, ATM machines, credit card terminals or alarm systems.
Both products are 4 port devices but 4 ports have a different meaning for each product.
The 4.1 has two connected ports and two more independent ports. The two connected ports are typically used for a phone system and answering machine. The second port is like an extension. The other two independent ports are typically for fax and modem.
The Pro has 4 completely independent ports. There is no answering machine port per say. You can program it so after a certain amount of rings it will automatically be routed to another port where you could have an answering machine plugged in but typically you would insert a simple single line jack like you would use to split a line for phone and answering machine in the first port (default voice port).
Since the Pro has 4 independent ports, you can add one more device than with the 4.1. The reason one more device is superior if your application requires it is obvious but the extra port also lets you make better use of the many programmable options both products offer.
For example, the intercom and call transfer options are much more useful with 4 devices instead of 3. If you need more than 4 devices you can plug in additional units together to allow additional phone devices (phones or modems).Both Products offer telco quality busy signal for simple barge-in protection for all ports when even works on extension devices that are now directly to a port like outgoing only devices or extension phones that are in locations that are difficult or impractical to connect the Line Share product.
Take a look at the Pro Owners Manual for all the programmable features available and you will get the idea what you might be able to do for your customers. Although both products share most of the same programming options, because you have the extra device on the Pro, many are more easily implemented in specific applications.
Whether you application is as simple as automatically sharing a line for phone and fax or more complex sharing with multiple modems and emergency devices on a single phone line, the LineShare is sure to meet your needs. We guarantee it.