Alcatel-Lucent Launch Smart Deskphone

Alcatel-Lucent has announced the availability of its smart deskphone on a range of communications platforms. The Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch 8082 My IC phone will be available on the Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch suite of communications platforms, which are also being launched, as well as the Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX Enterprise platform as part of two packaged offerings for the hotel industry in the second quarter. It is scheduled to be available for the Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX Office platform in the third quarter.

Addressing the need to provide enterprise employees with more powerful tools to manage communications and applications from their desktop, the smart deskphone delivers a multimedia communication experience by bringing together enterprise reliability, security and high-quality audio with immediate access to a range of employee and customer applications. For example, employees can leverage the phone’s intuitive ‘touchpad’ screen to immediately bring other people into a multi-party conference session or access applications and information to speed the decision-making process.

“Today’s users are accustomed to the powerful experiences delivered by smart phones with seemingly unlimited applications, yet when they use the traditional desktop phone they are in effect stepping back in time,” said Nicolas de Kouchkovsky, Chief Marketing Officer, Enterprise, Alcatel-Lucent. “With our new My IC Phone, we extend communications beyond simple voice calls with limited applications into a true multimedia experience with access to a range of applications that drive improved productivity and easier access to people and information.”