Aastra Launches IP Phones For Microsoft Lync

Aastra has announced that its Aastra IP Phones for Microsoft Lync are now available for sale in conjunction with the release of Microsoft Lync.

The company says their 6721ip and 6725ip phones deliver exceptional quality and value while tightly integrating with Microsoft Lync, making them powerful unified communications (UC) devices. These phones can operate independently from a PC so can be easily and widely deployed. The Aastra 6725ip offers the additional benefits of PC connection via USB cable for a tight integration with Microsoft Lync Server 2010: click-to-dial is enriched with presence status ensuring a more efficient call management for business users and team collaboration.

The Aastra 6721ip and 6725ip phones were designed to provide a superior user experience and facilitate the adoption of unified communications including: an intuitive interface clearly displayed on a full color 3.5″ LCD screen; easy access to the most essential calling features through navigation keys; and wideband audio which enhances the clarity of all calls, a particular benefit for companies doing business internationally.

“The launch of the 6721ip and 6725ip continues Aastra’s strategy of providing great choice, high quality and value to the enterprise communications market,” said Simon Beebe, Vice President of Product Management, responsible for IP phones at Aastra. “We’re excited about this opportunity to work together with Microsoft to deliver compelling UC solutions to meet the demanding needs of today’s workers to communicate in a variety of ways.”