How to future-proof your network with Cisco 8800 series phones
The world of technology is constantly evolving and advancing, and the world of VoIP phones is no exception. VoIP technology has come a long way since it was first introduced in the 1990’s. This improved technology has led to increased popularity of VoIP phones and many businesses, small and large, are adopting VoIP phones as replacements for old analog phone technologies. If you are in the market for a VoIP phone, it’s critical that you maximize your investment by making a selection that will meet the needs of today as well as those of tomorrow. The Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series is Cisco’s next-generation advanced VoIP phone series and is an excellent option for anyone looking to future-proof their network. The 8800 portfolio is made up of 9 phones including desk, conference, and wireless phones. The models in this series boast a wide range of benefits and features that will make communication easier than ever before. This, in turn, will help you keep your business running more effectively and efficiently than ever. These phones are suited for businesses of all sizes, from small and mid-sized organizations all the way to large enterprises. Not only do these phones provide advanced features, but they offer an affordable entry into the VoIP market. These cost-effective phones allow you to future-proof your network now by offering these advanced features and benefits:
Superb Sound Quality
Experience the best audio performance that any Cisco IP Phone has to offer. Whether you’re an audiophile or not you will experience a tremendous boost in audio quality when using these phones. The phones in the 8800 Series feature improved acoustics and full duplex wideband (G.722) audio performance to allow seamless communications. The desk phones are also hardware-enhanced to provide a higher level of echo cancellation. In addition, the speakers and microphones of these phones include vibration isolation. The sound quality of these phones meets the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) compliance. You simply can’t beat the sound quality provided by the Cisco 8800 Series!
Functional and Ergonomic Design
The Cisco 8800 Series phones were designed with the user’s comfort in mind. These phones are equipped with rounded phone keys that give users a great tactile feel and help to lessen misdials. A widescreen HD resolution backlit display provides a great user experience both for viewing and navigation. Continuous software updates allow for system menus and notifications that are more engaging and easier to navigate. It also has Context-sensitive soft-label keys and a five-way navigation cluster that enhances the user productivity.
Seamless Mobile Device Integration
Imagine you have to take an important phone call on your mobile phone while driving to the office but you would much prefer the enhanced audio your 8800 phone provides. Many of the phones in this series are equipped with the Cisco’s Intelligent Proximity technology that allows for a seamless integration from a personal mobile device to the IP Phone via Bluetooth. This means that you could easily transfer your call from your cell phone to your IP phone once you get to your office. Cisco Intelligent Proximity technology not only transfers audio calls but can also import call histories and contacts making it a perfect companion for those important messages. Users can also charge their mobile devices as select 8800 series models include a built in USB port.
720p High-Definition Video Support
Having a crystal-clear audio paired with a 720p HD video can make any video conference more enjoyable. With the Cisco WebEx and Jabber technology, employees can pair a laptop for video and use the desk phone for audio. It also supports long distance communications allowing remote employees to easily collaborate via video conference to increase their efficiency.
Scalable Platform for Future-Proofing
This is where the system expandability comes into play as the 8800 series features some unique options for expanding and scaling your phone network. Select phones allow for the addition of Key Expansion Modules which provide you with 18 additional physical keys as well as additional soft keys. Further, the 8800 conference phones have the optional addition of wired or wireless microphones that expand the listening range of the conference phones. There is also a wireless phone option in this series which allows highly mobile workers within a wireless LAN network enabled campus to easily and clearly communicate while freely moving about the campus.
Flexible Deployment Options for your Company
The 8800 Series was designed for all kinds of users and offers flexible deployment options for your organization. With its built-in Cisco Spark Phone OS, the 8800 series offers flexible deployment options, whether in Cisco on-premises, cloud or hybrid configurations. Several 8800 Series models can also support third party hosted call control from certified providers. The Cisco Expressway technology also allows remote workers to securely connect to the network without having the need for a dedicated VPN client. This truly helps the collaboration between lost distances.
Future Proof Your Network with the Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series
The Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series portfolio brings superior connectivity paired with excellent performance. Having all the needed features for smooth and seamless communication, crystal-clear audio, HD quality video support, and a flexible and scalable platform, the Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series can ensure that your phone network remains relevant far into the future.
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