From the Enterprise VoIP Experts

October 23, 2012

ADTRAN's New IP Phones Enhance Business Communications

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

ADTRAN, a provider of cloud connectivity, virtual mobility and enterprise communications solutions, has launched new IP Phones that will help enterprises derive maximum business benefits from voice, video and unified communications (UC) solutions.

“ADTRAN’s unified communications product line has enabled customers to achieve enhanced efficiency and convenience within their business communications systems. Our expanded line of IP Phones gives our hosted and premises-based UC customers even greater flexibility and options, all from a single point-of-contact,” said Chris Thompson, senior product manager for ADTRAN’s Enterprise Networks Division.

The company has introduced a set of six new IP Phone models that can be deployed on a hosted- or premises-based communications network providing greater flexibility and simplicity, thereby increasing business productivity.

ADTRAN IP Phones allow more deployment scenarios. In case of a hosted environment, service providers can use ADTRAN’s gateway solutions. The gateways and phones are fully certified with industry standard soft switches.

Similarly in case of a premises-based deployment, businesses can use ADTRAN’s NetVanta UC solution and ADTRAN endpoints to make installation easy while benefiting from single vendor pre- and post-sales support.

The expanded product offering extends ADTRAN’s penetration up to entry-level employees who require economy-based models, besides serving the needs of enterprises for executive models with desktop video capabilities.

The new IP Phone models are powered by Polycom, which helps ADTRAN deliver a complete line of business communication solutions. It can offer traditional and advanced enterprise-grade features, like high-resolution multi-touch displays, USB ports, Bluetooth, xHTML microbrowser and a full duplex hands-free speakerphone based on Acoustic Clarity Technology.

This enhances sound quality and enables noise-free and echo-free conversation.

The phones also feature built-in IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) circuitry and a dual-port Ethernet switch for flexible deployment. ADTRAN’s new ActivReach technology will also allow the new line of phones to be deployed over legacy, voice-grade wiring, added officials.

ADTRAN recently announced its ActivReach Ethernet technology to deliver 100 Mbps speeds on anything from CAT3 to legacy voice-grade wire at distances up to 1,200 feet along with Power over Ethernet.

Edited by Braden Becker