SIP-compatible IP telephone for home/home office, small business and IP PBX market

NetComm, a leading Australian provider of communications products and solutions, today announced the launch of its V85 Desktop IP Telephone as a new product to its expanding VoIP range.

The V85 is an IP Telephone using the common Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard for IP Telephony.

NetComm, a leading Australian provider of communications products and solutions, today announced the launch of its V85 Desktop IP Telephone as a new product to its expanding VoIP range.

The V85 is an IP Telephone using the common Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard for IP Telephony.

This product represents a growing level of sophistication to NetComm's VoIP products as we progressively raise the bar, said NetComm Managing Director David Stewart.

The V85 is primarily targeted towards small business users as well as large office applications with a secondary market in home office users.

The unit can be easily connected to a stand-alone modem router in a home office or small business situation with no further hardware needed. The user then simply needs to configure their VoIP service using a web browser or the LCD display and phone keypad, said Mr Stewart

The primary market for the V85 is to attack the growing IP PBX market as more deployments adopt the SIP-standard over the more complex H.323 standard.

More and more IP PBX's are adopting SIP due to its flexibility and ease of implementation and we see the V85 as a genuine contender as a workstation telephone. If a business is rolling out IP phones across a large number of workstations, the difference between a $400 phone and a $200 unit is substantial, said Mr Stewart.

The phone is built with a number of features making it the ideal unit for business workstation deployments:

  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone with Echo Cancellation ideal for conference calls
  • 10-number speed dial
  • 50-number phone book
  • Call transfer/mute
  • Unique separate volume controls for microphone and speaker
  • A separate PC port in the back of the phone that can connect both a computer and the V85 phone to the network using the one network wall point

Not only will the V85 work easily for SOHO users, it has the level of features that business users would demand in a workstation phone, stated Mr Stewart.

The unit will retail at $199.