Aastra has announced it has successfully completed interoperability testing with SmartSIP 2.0 for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 from Network Equipment Technologies (NET). This interoperability allows Aastra’s SIP-DECT mobility solution and broad portfolio of standards based SIP phones, to be used as voice endpoints on Microsoft Lync.
NET’s SmartSIP 2.0 is a software application that provides Lync voice interoperability for SIP devices. The application also includes functionality for determining presence for SIP devices inside Microsoft Lync environments. SmartSIP 2.0 extends enterprises’ existing SIP endpoints, and enables 802.11 WiFi and DECT wireless devices to be used in conjunction with Microsoft Lync.
“The combination of SmartSIP 2.0 with Aastra’s SIP-DECT products delivers an enterprise-grade mobility solution for organisations deploying Lync,” said Alan Reeve, Managing Director, Aastra UK & Ireland. “SIP-DECT provides much greater flexibility and mobility for those enterprises while enabling them to still take advantage of presence and other productivity tools desired in a Unified Communications implementation.”
Aastra’s SIP-DECT handsets operate just as any other SIP endpoint on the IP network, but provide the essential campus-based mobility required in many industries such as healthcare, retail, hospitality, and distribution/logistics. Aastra’s SIP-DECT is also highly scalable and includes a variety of handsets to suit a range of business requirements.