Siemens optiPoint IP-Phones

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Siemens optiPoint IP-Phones

Siemens optiPoint 420New Siemens SIP-based IP phones launched today.
Siemens optiPoint 420 Family of SIP Phones Has Programmable Self-Labeling Keys and Other Features to Improve Productivity and Reduce Costs of Moves, Adds and Changes BOCA RATON, Fla. — February 7, 2005 —
Siemens Communications, Inc., today announced a new line of IP telephones: the optiPoint™ 420 family. Adding to an extensive portfolio of easy-to-use, cost-effective and flexible telephone models, the Siemens optiPoint 420 phone family has programmable self-labeling key (SLK) technology that gives users rapid, real-time access to frequently needed features and lines. With adaptable, snap-on options – such as a touch-screen display module (DSM) – the optiPoint 420 family is designed to maximize user efficiency and help organizations reduce the costs of moves, additions and changes.
The optiPoint 420 family includes models designed to meet the needs of station users, from basic to advanced. With its new phone entry, Siemens is one of the few IP telephony system suppliers offering desktop telephones with a significant number of physical programmable line and feature buttons – 12 or 18, depending on the model – that do not require the use of a shift key. The optiPoint 420 family also integrates the advanced design elements of the optiPoint 410 series (full-duplex speakerphone and optiGuide™ usage prompts, for example) with the efficiency benefit of its SLK technology.
“Siemens understands that users prefer simple one-touch operation for line or feature access without needing to scroll through different display pages,” said Allan Sulkin, the founder and president of TEQConsult Group. “The optiPoint 420 family has programmable buttons that are designed with both easy-to-see classic red LED indicators and the current generation of alphanumeric SLK displays that eliminate paper labels for line appearance, feature name or speed-dial descriptions. This offers each user the flexibility to program any button to suit their preferences. In addition, the DSM provides a second display, unique in the industry, to program advanced information services – a supplement to the instrument’s integrated standard multi-line display reserved for traditional telephony services.” With support of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the H.323 protocol, the optiPoint 420 family of phones is fully interoperable with Siemens HiPath® 3000 and 4000 systems as well as with the Siemens HiPath 8000 system and many other SIP-based systems within the enterprise, carrier and service provider markets. The optiPoint 420 family is part of a complete portfolio of Siemens IP telephone choices that can be tailored and mixed to meet specific organizational needs and requirements (visit to view the full line of Siemens phones). Other advantages of the optiPoint 420 family of phones include:
•Centrally deployed program controls to help lower costs for moves, adds and changes: personnel are no longer needed to print and install paper labels, one phone at a time. Plus, end users can program and customize the self-labeling keys on their own, to meet the needs of their work.
•Up to 18 programmable, self-labeling keys that are part of the phone with the option to add up to two additional self-labeling key models (13 keys per module).
•Password protection for customized setups of self-labeling keys.
•Automatic transfer of key presets from station to station – ideal for desk-sharing environments.
•Dedicated display for telephony controls that are built into the phone, including optiGuide usage prompts.
•A separate (and optional) large-screen display adapter module for applications such as directories, browsing, voice-activated dialing and call logs.
•High voice quality with the addition of new headset accoustics and support of the G.722 codec that allows transmission of 8kHz voice instead of traditional toll-quality 4kHz voice.
•Full-duplex speakerphone.
•Simple feature updates via software downloads that further reduce maintenance costs and extend the life of the phone.

•USB and headset port.

•Multiple-language support. “The optiPoint 420 family of IP phones, along with the optiPoint 410 and 600 families, gives Siemens a portfolio of 10 unique enterprise options,” said Mark Straton, senior vice president of Marketing with Siemens Communications, Inc. “We now have more phone choices, a selection of modular additions and improved end-user controls. Our phones are deigned to help workers optimize day-to-day communication tasks and to help enterprises get the most out of their investments.” The optiPoint 420 family of phones will be available on display (Booth 409) at VoiceCon 2005, February 7-10, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
About Siemens Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $91.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 430,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States:

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