If you’ve been following the .e4 report for any amount of time you have noticed that a common theme around these parts is mobility. In this über connected world we are always looking for better ways to cut the cord and disconnect from our desks.
It was recently announced that Polycom would cut loose their Kirk line-up. This and other shortcomings from various vendors in the space have left the door open for a new contender and we’ve received a first look at Cisco’s new offering designed with small business in mind. I first heard rumblings about this product about four years ago. I’m happy to see that it will soon be here and that there were more than a few surprises.
What do SIP DECT, CATiq, and the Linksys SPA3102 have in common?
Not much you would think- However, cisco will soon announce (if they haven’t already) that the 3102 will go the way of the dodo, making room for something much better. As you’ve possibly guessed Cisco has already created a new analog telephone adapter that incorporates all three keywords listed in the first sentence of this very paragraph.
Check out the new Cisco SPA232D and Cisco SPA302. Together these two devices make up one of the most innovative small business telephone solutions that I have seen in a very long time. The new Cisco SPA232D offers the world the flexibility of single port FXO & FXS while also doubling as SIP DECT access point.
I recently had the fortunate luck of tinkering with the new devices and was very pleased with both the ease of use and overall look a feel of the product. I was particularly impressed with the new Cisco’s SIP DECT system and its easy transfer options as well as its ability to host four concurrent calls on each SPA232D. This raises the bar for all competing products and it has an FXO port for 911 dialing or stand alone use. The fact that it also has support for T.38 and an FXS port for your fax machine makes this device a triple threat.
Cisco SPA232D Features:
- 1 FXS + 1 FXO
- A page button for those hard to find SPA302s
- 4 simultaneous active calls!!!
- Multi-handset registration
- Integral router/bridge
- T.38 support
- Dual 10/100 Ethernet Ports
Cisco SPA302 Features:
- Easy transferring!!!
- HD Voice g.722
- 1.8″ back-lit color display
- 2.5mm Headset jack
- 10 hours of talk time
- 120 hours of standby time
Cisco has been known to go for the jugular- This cordless solution is no exception. With list for the device being comparable to pricing for the old 3102 ATA this new SOHO SIP phone will surely make a splash. I fully expect this to be a hit and cant wait to try one at e4.
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