Spectralink Unveils its Next Generation Wi-Fi Telephones

SpectraLink has announced its next-generation Wi-Fi telephony handsets, the NetLink 8000 Series Wireless Telephones. The new NetLink 8000 Series handsets are the first commercially available enterprise-grade handsets to support the IEEE 802.11a, b and g radio standards, allowing businesses to choose the most appropriate Wi-Fi implementation for application segmentation, interference mitigation and user density.

The vendor claims their phones provide the industry’s longest talk times and added durability and resilience for improved reliability in all types of enterprise environments. Additional enhancements include a slim, lightweight design and a larger display screen. Two models are available: the basic NetLink 8020 Wireless Telephone, and the enhanced NetLink 8030 Wireless Telephone supporting SpectraLink’s exclusive integrated push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities, now enhanced with 24 PTT channels plus a unique priority channel for emergency broadcast applications.

“SpectraLink has led the Wi-Fi telephony market since 1999, and we continue to be the leading innovator in this industry,” said John Elms, SpectraLink president and CEO. “We strive to meet our customers’ demand for enterprise-grade functions and quality, and their interoperability requirements for leveraging their wireless and voice networks. The NetLink 8000 Series handsets offer customers even more choice when it comes to deploying wireless communications in the workplace.”