3Com has announced a new wireless, SIP-based IP phone that provides enterprise users with greater mobility by delivering full-featured VoIP communications on a wireless LAN (802.11b/g) infrastructure. The 3Com 3108 wireless phone enables users to roam a building or campus environment and stay connected with customers, partners and co-workers while utilising VoIP, wireless email and data applications.
“In today’s interactive world, many employees are no longer spending hours tied to their desks. To be productive, employees have to be mobile to effectively engage customers, solve problems and collaborate with partners and other employees,” said Brian Allain, vice president and general manager of 3Com’s Data and Voice Business Unit. “Organisations know the cost savings and business benefits of VoIP and the flexibility a wireless infrastructure deliver. This phone brings these capabilities together. With 3Com, customers can go to a single vendor to provide all of the elements of a secure, converged network – IP Telephony, wireless and data switches, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and a single service organization to provide support and make sure it all works.”
The 3Com VCX platform is scheduled to support the 3108 wireless phone in early 2007. The phone is currently available through 3Com channel partners and distributors at a list price of $415 USD.