Spring 2014 saw the introduction of the 6800i range of SIP terminals. These are available as an option on Version 6 of MX-One.
Q4 2013 Aastra launch the conference unit S580i. SIP based device using DECT for the wireless room communication.
Terminal range of Aastra fixed phones consist of the older 4000 range with both DTS and IP versions, the 7000 series are H3.2.3 and the 67xx and 6800i series are SIP phones. All support PoE at various classes (see information for details).
The 5000 range of IP terminals were renamed the 7000 series. Aastra have increased the range of SIP phones available on the MX-One by also adding the 67XXX series and soft clients.
|The 6739i phone is the top of the range SIP phone from Aastra supporting a gigabit option 10/100/1000|
|The 675xi family are all SIP phones supporting ethernet 10/100|
|The 7000 range are all H323 IP phones. The 7446 will support gigabit option via an optional adaptor.|
|The 4000 range of IP phones are both H323 and SIP compatible. They support 10/100.|
|The 4000 range of DTS feature phones are the non-IP range of instruments.|
Don't forget the analogue phone....
Yes there is life in the analogue phone, even in this 'all IP' world. If you want to provide your users with features with the lowest environmental impact then the analogue phone is a potential answer. Aastra have low carbon footprint IP phones but not all IP phones are made equal, for many other vendors they are in effect 24/7 365 day 'on' devices drawing power needlessly.
Aastra want to supply the customers with a range of choices, to help customers meet their carbon footprint challenges.
|6800i range slides|
|S850i Conference unit link|
|Fixed desk terminals information from Aastra...link|
|Application end points options ... link|
|DECT options ... link|
|Video options ... link|
As enterprise moves toward a unified communication future there are questions to be asked about what it is your user needs to be effective. With so many options such as the traditional fixed phone, IP phone (h323 or SIP), mobile handset or softphone, it is unlikely you will want, or can afford all.
Presentation on the future of the deskphone from Aastra at IPEXPO 2012.
Still relevant today. The Future...Desk Phone or No Desk Phone?
this is a link to a webinar where the subject is So how many phones does your enterprise need (it is an hour long but it is interesting) link.
The environment issues associated with your choices are going to become more relevant. Unified comms is marketed as a green technology, but there are always if's and buts. The technology industry is still more about maxi-sizing rather than right -sizing and you need to consider the other factors that can slip under the line of visibility. Here is a article on Gigabit ethernet enabled IP phones, why?