Polycom seem to have cornered a section of the IP phone market with their range of SIP based IP phones which is now expanded with the introduction of the SoundPoint IP 430.
The company says their SoundPoint IP 430 is an affordable, two-line phone with a full-duplex speakerphone and graphical LCD. Polycom also introduced a SIP 2.0 software release, adding new features and functionality to the entire line of SIP-based Polycom phones, including integration with Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005, new telephony features, advanced security, and system management capabilities that reduce deployment costs of IP phones.
“Polycom offers a range of SoundPoint IP and SoundStation IP phones to meet the unique business communications requirements of customers,” said Sunil Bhalla, senior vice president and general manager of voice communications at Polycom. “The SoundPoint IP 430 addresses specific customer demand for a business phone that is priced for broad deployment and offers a high-quality full-duplex speakerphone. We are also giving customers new features and functionality through our SIP 2.0 software release, which adds value to the entire IP phone portfolio.
New Global Telecom tests numerous IP devices in our in-house Product Lab to ensure end-to-end quality for our customers, said John Guillaume, vice president of product for New Global Telecom, a leading provider of wholesale hosted VoIP services. Polycoms IP product line not only meets our certification requirements, but it has also enjoyed widespread use by our customers. In particular, the SoundPoint IP desktop phones are ideal for the needs of our SMB audience. We anticipate the SoundPoint IP 430s competitive price-point paired with the full duplex speakerphone functionality will be well received by customers.