Polycom launches enterprise-grade voice-over Wi-Fi handset with 2D barcode scanner

By Telecom Lead Team: Polycom, a provider of
standards-based unified communications, has launched the Polycom
SpectraLink 8452 handset.


The handset is the first enterprise-grade voice-Over
Wi-Fi handset with an integrated 2D barcode scanner, which combines a mobile
phone, pager, push-to-talk functionality, barcode scanner and access to
Web-based applications in a single lightweight device.


The SpectraLink 8452 improves workplace efficiency by
allowing workers to communicate and access data in a variety of ways from
anywhere within the enterprise Wi-Fi network.


The barcode scanner in the Polycom SpectraLink 8452
handset has the capability to read both 1D and 2D barcode images in hundredths
of a second from a scanning distance of up to 34 inches and from a wide range
of horizontal and vertical scan angles.


It also features Polycom HD Voice sound
quality, a large color display with a simple and intuitive user interface. The
handset is made for enterprise-grade durability that allows simple provisioning
and management.


The Polycom SpectraLink 8452 handset is in the
process of qualification to display and share call and directory information
via Microsoft Lync, which includes features such as presence and instant
message information.


“The Polycom SpectraLink 8400 series, including the
new 8452 phone, improves productivity and responsiveness of workers and meets
the critical communication needs in rigorous environments such as hospitals,
retail stores, factory floors and hotels,” said Sten Dyrmose, general
manager, wireless solutions, Polycom.


The company claims that the handset delivers up to 40
percent lower total cost of ownership than competing solutions.

Polycom recently announced it expanded interoperability with Microsoft Lync to
additional Polycom SIP-based wired and wireless voice products. It has also
announced the availability of the Polycom CX7000, the first room video
collaboration solution custom-built for full integration with Microsoft Lync.


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