Aastra Telecom Launches New 51i SIP Telephone in Europe

Aastra, a company at the forefront of open-standards enterprise communications, today announced that it has expanded its 5i Series of SIP telephones with the launch of the 51i in Europe. With the addition of this smartly featured single line IP phone, end-users will now have access to one of the most complete portfolio offerings of SIP desktop and wireless phones in the industry.

Designed to meet the demand for a value priced entry level SIP phone, the 51i is ideally suited for light use in small and medium business, or institutional applications such as lobbies, common areas or single user environments. Featuring a sleek and elegant design, LCD display screen and full duplex speakerphone with excellent voice clarity, it delivers an excellent mix of value and performance in an enterprise grade quality IP phone.

The 51i also incorporates productivity enhancing features that can be found on all of Aastra’s existing SIP telephones including; enhanced call management, XML browser and an industry leading simplified deployment and upgrade design. Continuing a commitment to interoperability and as other handsets of the 5i Series, the 51i has been designed to integrate with leading VoIP call server platforms, including Aastra’s own systems, making it appeal to a wide range of SMB and Enterprise customers.

The Aastra 51i is equipped with advanced XML capability allowing access to customized services and applications. With an internet access, this feature can provide, for example, a direct access to news RSS feed from the telephone display. The XML browser can also offer unlimited potential to create custom menus or specific actions for conference manager, directory and even vertical applications.

“With the launch of the 51i we are responding to our European partners and customers need for a cost effective entry level IP telephone” said Simon Beebe, Vice President Open Standard Terminals at Aastra. “The 5i Series is proving very popular and has been chosen for a deployment of 12,000 SIP phones by a German insurance company. This latest addition to the 5i Series demonstrates our ongoing commitment to offer the best selection of quality standards-based VoIP endpoints in the industry”