When you’re planning a VoIP network, session border controllers and media gateways are most likely among the first things that you’ll research. But, perhaps surprisingly, your choice of IP phone devices can also have a significant impact on the success of your enterprise’s migration to Microsoft UC, not to mention a strong influence on user satisfaction levels.
So, what exactly should you look for in an IP phone? To help you cover all the bases, we at AudioCodes have designed and built the 400HD series of IP phones. These are easy-to-use, feature-rich desktop devices for the unified communications market.
Because knowledge is power, let’s explore the top 5 reasons why AudioCodes’ 400HD IP phones are the VoIP devices that should be at the top of your list.
Microsoft certification and compatibility.
Most AudioCodes IP phones are certified for Skype for Business Online, ensuring a seamless unified communications experience. The latest addition to the family, the C450HD, is a native Microsoft Teams high-end executive IP phone. This device delivers full Microsoft Teams functionality in a single pane of glass. However, traditional workers who prefer a legacy-like look and feel can take advantage of 3PIP software for a more familiar experience with the C450HD. The ability to switch so easily between Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams software means that the C450HD is the perfect investment for any enterprise currently running Skype for Business that wants to migrate to Teams in the future. And if you’re not yet ready to migrate from Skype to Business to Teams, our special Investment Protection Plan has you covered.
Great design and easy to use.
AudioCodes invests a lot of time and money in developing and producing robust yet attractive, ergonomically designed devices, with intuitive call flows providing a smooth and effortless user experience. A long list of features and capabilities — including integrated sidecars with presence indicators on some models, dedicated call transfer buttons, unique Boss Admin functionality and multiple dialing options — is the icing on the cake.
Holistic management tools.
AudioCodes IP phones can be managed easily and efficiently by IT departments using our IP Phone Manager, which is available as a freely downloadable Express version or as a full-feature version integrated with the One Voice Operations Center. This application empowers IT staff with a powerful but simple set of tools to manage daily operation and support tasks, while facilitating quick deployment through zero-touch methodology deployments.
More than just the phones.
Since AudioCodes supplies full end-to-end solutions and not just IP phones, we can bring our full product ecosystem to bear when building VoIP network infrastructures for enterprises of all sizes. For example, our session border controllers can offer site resiliency for our IP phones by using AudioCodes’ One Voice Resiliency (OVR) solution.
Superb voice quality.
All AudioCodes IP phones support SILK and OPUS dynamic codecs, so you can be confident that you’ll get superior voice quality that you can count on.