Mitel has unveiled IP phones built from plastics protected with BioCote antimicrobial technology. These plastics are treated with a silver-based compound that has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain viruses and bacteria by up to 99.9 percent.
The Mitel 6920t (pictured below) and 6930t (pictured above) devices have been remodelled to address areas that previously presented the highest risk of potential dirt, germ and grime collection. The redesigned phone designs include the removal ribs on the back side of the handset, the elimination of crevices from the microphone grille, and hard wiring the cord to the handset to eliminate the jack receptacle.
Tarun Loomba, chief product officer, Mitel, explained, “As organisations continue to modernise and support new ways of working, they’re looking for solutions and devices that can do more, are simple to use, and easy to maintain. The Mitel 6920t and 6930t IP phones were created with this in mind, using antimicrobial technology and packed with features for powering productivity and collaboration, whether that takes place between traditional work walls and shared spaces or home offices.”
The 6930t IP phone offers mobile device integration, which connects mobile phone call audio, contact and call log information to the desktop phone, allowing calls to the mobile phone to be answered on the 6930t. The model also comes with Bluetooth functionality, which makes many smartphone features accessible on the desk phone. The phone also features programmable personal and context-sensitive soft keys, and an array of optional add-on accessories.
The 6920t IP phone includes a full-duplex speakerphone and support for both USB and analogue headsets. It also supports up to 18 lines and provides enhanced integration and connectivity capabilities, including dual 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports (LAN/PC), USB and sidecar expansion ports, multi-languages support, and secure encrypted voice communication.