IP voice and videophone vendor Yealink has forged an interoperability partnership with Digium which will see its SIP-T2x IP ‘phones certificated as compliant with the globe-beating Asterisk software.
The move has seen all four of Yealink’ high definition T2 models being compliance tested by Digium which created and owns Asterisk.
“This agreement sees the marriage of our affordable yet powerful technology with a proven, world beating alternative to costly proprietary software,” commented Yealink UK’s head of distribution channels, Charles Williams. “It means Yealink can provide the very best price-to-performance benchmark in the industry and compelling value, in particular, to the SME market.”
Mark Amick, Digium’s Director of Product Management welcomed the deal, saying: “The Digium and Yealink interoperability partnership extends the power and cost-saving benefits of Asterisk to new users. Yealink’s commitment to SIP telephony excellence creates exciting new opportunities for their customers and our Asterisk dealer and developer teams.”
Yealink says that their T20P, T22P, T26P and T28P handsets are equipped with TI chipsets and voice engine. ‘Delivering high definition voice quality they offer offering advanced features already benefit from interoperability with the major IP-PBX, IMS, NGN, soft-switch and other third-party SIP products.’
The Digium agreement is the latest move in Yealink’s ambitious growth plans which have already seen the company break open the business video phone market with the March launch of its VP2009 SIP touch-screen model. Costing less than half the price of a comparable leading brand product it features a generous seven inch, digital LCD colour display and incorporates a powerful TI DaVinci chipset to offer an affordable true multi-media terminal.