New Deskphone Simplifies VoIP Migration

Lancom Systems has added a new VoIP SIP deskphone to its range. Its features are designed to make it an attractive, functional tool for converged voice services in the business environment, whilst dispelling concerns about complex and troublesome setup requirements.

The Lancom VP-100 phone was, the vendor says, engineered for fast, simple deployment in VoIP networks when used with LANCOM voice – ready routers and appliances. It can also be used as a standalone for upstream SIP providers. The deskphone is highly featured with the functions needed in all offices, with simple user control by function keys and a soft touch keypad.

The VP-100 is designed to open up the benefits of VoIP, such as cost efficiency, time-saving, ease of management and lower call costs to small to medium-sized businesses, or multi-site workgroups. It is ergonomically designed to integrate with the office environment, both in terms of technology and appearance. Other features include three – way conferencing, call hold, swap, transfer and forwarding, a telephone book, call listing and hands – free speakerphone. It can also be easily adapted for use with a headset for call centre use.

The VP-100 integrates well with LANconfig, the Lancom management platform provided with all Lancom products, for easy local or remote management and monitoring. It can be used with all SIP VoIP systems, but is optimally tuned for use with Lancom’s unified communications portfolio.

A mains supply adapter is included, although the deskphone has Power over Ethernet built-in with a two port switch for connection to the user’s PC, saving space, installation time and making best use of the available network ports.

“At Lancom we have found that although the UK market has been fast to adopt VoIP, solutions have been aimed at large enterprises,” said Ian Holt, UK Country Manager. “Lancom can now boast a full range of easy to set-up scalable products at an accessible price. It’s great that we can now offer complete converged communications solutions for SMEs and workgroups.”