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Mitel Discontinues Aastra 675xi Series SIP Phones

As part of its brand transformation after purchasing Aastra, Mitel announced end-of-life for Aastra 675xi series SIP IP phones to make way for Mitel’s new and improved 6800i series.  For those wanting to continue with the Aastra 6700i series, the 673xi series are a great substitute as well.

Aastra-Mitel-Phones

If you liked Aastra 6757i SIP phone:

  • Mitel 6867i, part of the new 6800i series IP phones, offers higher spec at a lower price point.  Additional features include color LCD display, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.
  • Alternatively, Aastra 6737i provide same look and price range as 6757i plus more features like dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.

If you liked Aastra 6755i SIP phone:

  • Mitel 6867i would also serve as a good step up from 6755i with additional features like 10 programmable softkeys (no paper label keys), EHS/DHSG headset port, and wider range of accessories (including expansion modules).
  • Or go with Aastra 6735i which provide same look and price range plus additional features like dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.

If you liked Aastra 6753i SIP phone:

  • Mitel 6865i, part of the new 6800i series IP phone, offers higher spec and competitive pricing with its larger LCD display, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.

Polycom Trade4TheBest Phone Trade-In Promotion

Replace your old legacy Polycom and competitive devices and take advantage of Polycom’s Trade4TheBest phone trade-in promotion!  The trade-in program is valid from 10/1/2013 thru 6/20/2014 in North America.

Eligible competitive displacement devices include any working business grade desktop or conference phone from a non-Polycom vendor including conference phones, deskphones and corded speakerphones.  Eligible Polycom legacy devices include SoundPoint IP 300, 301, 320, 430, 500, 501, 600 and 601.  The following Polycom conference phones also quality:  original SoundStation, SoundStation EX, SoundStation Premier, SoundStation IP 3000, SoundStation IP4000, and SoundStation Premier 500D/550D.

Eligible new phones and rebate amounts:

$15 Rebates:

$25 Rebates:

$50 Rebates:

$100 Rebates:

$150 Rebates:

View Polycom’s rebate form here for full terms and conditions as well as rebate form.

Aastra Buy 8, Get 2 Free Offer on 6730i and 6735i SIP Phones!

Aastra Free Phone Promo

Don’t get caught behind the 8-ball – rack up savings with free phones from Aastra!  From now thru end of October, Aastra will give you 2 free phones of the same models when you buy 8 of their 6730i and 6735i SIP phones.  Free phones will be shipped together with your order – no rebates or claims to fuss over!  Both the Aastra 6730i and 6735i combine fantastic quality, compelling and flexibility to create two outstanding IP phones.

Aastra 6730i IP Telephone Aastra 6735i IP Telephone

Aastra 6730i:

  • Up to 6 lines with call appearances
  • 3 line LCD display
  • XML browser
  • Hi-Q Audio Technology
  • Enhanced call management
  • Simplified deployment

Aastra 6735i:

  • Up to 9 lines with call appearances
  • 144×75 pixels back-lit LCD display
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • HD audio
  • Expandability
  • Enhanced call management
  • Simplified deployment

Terms & Conditions:

For each multiple of Eight (8) 6730i or 6735i phones ordered, Aastra will add 2 phones of the same model to the order at no charge. Offer valid beginning September 1, 2013 thru October 31, 2013. Orders must be placed by October 31, 2013 or while supplies last. Free phones cannot be returned for credit. Offer valid in the U.S. only.

Polycom Talk2Lync CX600 Promo Offer

Add more to your Microsoft Lync voice system with Polycom’s Talk2Lync promo offer.  Now through end of 2013, purchase the following quantities of Microsoft Lync optimized Polycom CX600 IP phones and get special promotional pricing on additional units.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3, just contact us today for this special offer!

  1. Buy 50 CX600 IP phones – get 3 more for $50 each
  2. Buy 100 CX600 IP phones – get 10 more for $50 each
  3. Buy 250 CX600 IP phones – get 30 more for $50 each

Polycom CX600 IP phone

Polycom CX600 IP phones feature Polycom HD Voice technology for crystal clear calls and robust interoperability with the Microsoft Lync platform.  A large 3.5 inch high resolution color display, easy navigation buttons and embedded software enable familiar dialing controls, calendar and contact directory access, and presence indication – without the need for a PC.

Free Digium Phone App Engine API Webinar – Register Now

On May 16th at 2pm CDT, Digium will offer a free webinar to show you ins and outs of the Digium Phone App Engine API.  The free phone API allows developers to customize the user experience using Asterisk (or Switchvox) with simple set JavaScript APIs.

The webinar will cover topics like:

  • What makes Digium’s Phone App Engine different
  • How Business Apps help in your niche
  • JavaScript API vs XML browser pages
  • The anatomy of a business phone app
  • Developer and non-developer resources
  • Live Q&A session

If you want to build custom apps for your Digium IP phone to take your business communications to a new level, this would be a great free webinar for you.

Register for the webinar here.

*The Digium App Engine for Digium IP Phones is a free tool that features an open API allowing developers to create custom apps. Developers can use JavaScript to easily create applications that extends the power of Digium phones with Asterisk or Switchvox.

Time2Trade Polycom Rebate for Polycom VVX, Conferencing, and SoundPoint IP Phones

Take advantage of Polycom’s latest Time2Trade competitive displacement rebate promotion if you have an old but working business desktop/conference phone from non-Polycom brands, or an old legacy Polycom phone that needs replacing. Thru 9/30/2013, Polycom will give you a rebate of up to $250 per displaced device when you purchase a new and eligible Polycom VVX business media phone, conference phone or SoundPoint IP phone (North America only).

To claim your rebate from Polycom, you will need to submit a completed claim form, letter of authentication and disposal certification (thru recyclers), equipment listing and purchase contract to the Polycom rebate team.  Please see eligible equipments below.  Full Polycom Time2Trade rebate promotion details plus terms and conditions can be found here:  Polycom Time2Trade Rebate Flyer.

Polycom Time2Trade Rebate Qualified Equipment & Rebate Amounts

Introducing Avaya D100/D160 – Finally a New Wireless Phone Option for IP Office!

After Avaya discontinued their popular Avaya 3810 wireless phones, our customers have always been asking for alternative recommendations.  Well, Avaya has finally answered the popular demands and came out with Avaya D100 SIP DECT wireless phone system!

Avaya D100 IP DECT Wireless Kit

Avaya D100 IP DECT Wireless Kit

The entire wireless system can be managed thru IP Office Manager with no additional configuration needed for a plug-and-play installation.  Not just a single-cell wireless system, it can be expanded with repeaters to cover additional area without more wiring.  The Avaya D100 base station is connected to the IP network and Power-over-Ethernet, and if you don’t have PoE switch you can also get PoE injectors like the Avaya SPPOE-1A to power the D100 base station.  It is compatible with IP Office R8.1 Feature Pack 1+ and while it does require IP resources like VCM module and IP client license per phone on top of that, at least we now have a more cost-effective wireless system for users who don’t require the robust features and range of Avaya IP-DECT and WiFi solutions.

Avaya D100 Architecture

Avaya D100 Architecture

The base station can connect with up to 8 Avaya D160 handsets and 5 Avaya D100 repeaters for added range.  The radio coverage for each D100 base station is 100-350 ft indoor and up to 7700ft in open field.  It supports IP Office features including Busy Lamp Field (BLF), Message Waiting Indicator (MWI), Programmable buttons, Emergency Calls, Hot desking and more.

Avaya D100 Repeater

Avaya D100 Repeater

The expansion D160 DECT handset offers similar feature and functionality found on 11xx/12xx SIP phones. Features including a 2×24 display, 4 soft-keys, 8 programmable buttons including support for Busy Lamp Field (BLF) and Speed dial and capable for up to 16 hours talk time or 7 days standby.

Avaya D160 DECT Handset

Avaya D160 DECT Handset

For more information, click on one of these product links below or contact us for assistance.

Yealink Wireless DECT Phone System for SOHO & Small Business Users

Yealink now offers a new line of cost-effective DECT Cordless Phones designed with small business and SOHO users in mind!  The SIP-W52P and its expansion handset SIP-W52H is a scalable SIP-based mobile communication system that packs great features into an affordable price point. With the Yealink SIP-W52P you get both the freedom of wireless communication along with business features normally only found in deskphones.  This system will also work on Asterisk, 3CX and Broadsoft with some quick and easy configuration.

Yealink SIP-W52P

Yealink SIP-W52P

Yealink SIP-W52H

Yealink SIP-W52H

Highlighted Features:

  • Exceptional HD sound with wideband technology
  • Up to 4 simultaneous external calls
  • Scalable – Expand up to 5 DECT cordless handsets per base
  • Up to 5 VoIP accounts
  • 1.8″ color display with intuitive user interface
  • 10 hours talk time, 100 hours standby time
  • Integrated PoE (Class 1) but with option to use power supply (included)
  • Desktop or wall mountable
  • DECT radio coverage up to 50m indoors and 300m outdoors
  • Energy-saving ECO features

Both products is available and ready to ship at The Telecom Spot.  Due to manufacturer MAP restrictions, please contact us or log into the product pages to view our current special pricing.  Additional product details and specs are also available on our product page for Yealink SIP-W52P and SIP-W52H.

Introducing New snom 710 IP phone

Introducing snom 710 IP phone, an affordable entry-level business phone with exceptional design, performance and advanced IP communication features, and the latest addition to snom’s 7XX line of quality business phones.  A perfect blend of performance and value, the snom 710 is ideal for SMBs, hosted service provider of VoIP deployments and larger scaled multi-site installations, as well as small to large scale deployments in a multitude of business environments.

snom 710 phone

Some outstanding features include:

  • Affordable and competitive pricing
  • Sleek ergonomic design
  • Supports broad range of wideband audio (including TIA-920 and G.722) for enhanced high-def voice quality
  • Advanced audio system with high fidelity audio speaker and microphone
  • Address book with 1,000 possible entries
  • Hands-free speakerphone
  • Power over Ethernet (POE)
  • 2x Ethernet connections
  • Ringtone selection
  • LED call indication
  • Blocking of anonymous calls
  • 3-way conference on the phone
  • Four context-sensitive function keys on easy-to-read phone display
  • Five freely programmable keys with built-in LEDs for quick view of programmed functions such as one-touch speed dial, forward, transfer etc.  Or use to conveniently monitor status of other extensions
  • Four SIP identities provide multiple phone lines for separate business functions or handling high call volumes
  • Friendly menu-driven user interface for simple access to core telephony features
  • Utilize snom’s 5th generation SIP firmware which provides interoperability with various popularly used SIP-based IP PBXs and soft-switches
  • Quick and secure phone provisioning with pre-installed security certificate without manual interaction for simple deployments
  • Advanced remote management and provisioning, including support for TR-069/TR-111 – perfect for VoIP hosted service providers, larger scale multi-site installations or SIP-based IP PBXs in variety of business environments

The snom 710 phone is now available at The Telecom Spot for pre-order (ETA October 2012).  Questions?  Contact one of our helpful consultants or leave a comment below, we love to hear from you!

snom 821 UC Phone Now MS Lync Certified!

Exciting news – snom announced today that their Apollo UC edition firmware is now qualified for Microsoft Lync!

The snom UC edition firmware is an optional software module for the snom phone/devices in their Unified Communications portfolio.  It combines the advantage of open standards-based IP telephony by using SIP protocal to seamlessly integrate with UC client apps such as Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Lync and as well as other SIP based IPPBX in parallel.

snom 821 phone

The first to receive “Qualified for Microsoft Lync” certification is their snom 821 desktop phone, now available to be configured with their new Apollo firmware. Unique Lync phone features of the snom 821 UC edition with Apollo firmware includes: Speed and simplify Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice deployment and operation in multi-site business environments, added music on hold, and boss/admin and presence buttons. Over the next few weeks, snom expects their entire UC portfolio running Apollo firmware to also receive the Microsoft Lync certification including snom 300 and 370 UC editions.

Quick overview of the snom UC portfolio to begin your search for that perfect UC solution:

snom 821 UC edition – With color display and advanced presence features integrated with call history and contact lists, it’s recommended for information workers.

snom 870 UC edition – snom’s latest innovation with completely redesigned new touchscreen with unique and intuitive user interface; perfect for modern people who requires user friendly high tech functions.

snom 300 UC edition – Recommended for entry-level users who just need a simple phone with basic features in areas such as lobbies, hallways, closets and cafeterias where a lot of UC functionality isn’t required.

snom 320 UC edition – An affordable yet powerful SIP phone with built in, full-duplex speakerphone and 3-party conference bridging – recommended for medium to heavy phone users.

snom 370 UC edition – Has high audio quality, is easy to use, secured by VPN capabilities and interperability, has expanded memory capacity and contact status display so it is recommended for anyone who needs to transfer calls frequently such as receptionists or others including SMEs, home office, private users or ISP applications.

snom UC600 – A Lync-optimized USB phone peripheral device that’s basically a phone/handset attached to PC. It allows user to use a traditional style phone/handset to maintain that familiar feel, while the calls are actually being handled by the PC with Microsoft Lync 2010 client app installed.

snom PA1 – snom’s paging device that unites the functions of a phone with high-performance digital amplifier for broadcasting annoucements and supplying background music to assigned rooms, hallways and office floors.

snom MeetingPoint – The only SIP conference phone that allows user to use MS Office Communication Server 2007 R2 and standard SIP accounts in parallel.

 snom UC editions

Snom’s UC edition phones are available at The Telecom Spot, and for the latest release of snom’s Apollo firmware (8.8.1.11) please visit http://www.snom.com/en/lync

Questions? As always we love to hear from you!  Leave a comment below, or contact one of our helpful consultants today and see how these UC edition phones can help with your business operations and that all important bottom line savings.