Evaluating the Costs of Hosted PBX:

When looking for a new PBX solution, pricing is absolutely going to play a role. If you are evaluating both premise-based and hosted PBX phone system options for your organization, you may have questions about how to compare the total cost of both systems. To properly evaluate the financial merits of these two different buying models, it is necessary to project the full expense over the typical multi-year lifecycle of a premise-based IP PBX.

To help capture ALL of the costs associated with a new phone system we’ve built a total cost of ownership (TCO) calculator that’s been used by thousands of financial, IT, and business managers. It takes into consideration the costs of such items as:

  • PBX Purchase Price
  • Hardware and Software
  • Power/Environmental
  • Software Licensing
  • Maintenance and Software Support
  • Carrier Services/Network
  • Professional Services
  • Install, Management and Support
  • Disaster Recovery Site

The calculator is a simple-to-use, comprehensive financial tool that when completed, gives you the ability to do a true apples-to-apples comparison of a hosted IP PBX cost to the cost of a premise system.

Hosted IP Telephony / Hosted PBX

In a fully centralized and managed option, a service provider will sell or supply handsets directly to the customer without the need for a local PBX. IP Handsets will get their features from the service provider’s network and IP feature servers. All administration, management, network, local and long distance and typically Internet services will be supplied by the service provider. Costs are bundled to provide a per user price or may be broken out by phone, features, network and usage. IP feature services located in the service provider’s network allow for continuity of services regardless of the availability of services and connectivity at the customer’s location(s).

Advantages Potential Disadvantages
  • Full VoIP functionality
  • Predictable monthly hardware and service fees with limited or no up-front costs
  • Carrier Class operating environment with larger service providers – in a traditional environment, there is only one PBX. With Carrier Class providers, there are several or many PBXs for redundancy.
  • Limited local hardware and points of failure
  • Scalability – users simply have to add handsets with no need to be concerned with system expansion, port availability, voicemail capability, etc.
  • Disaster Recovery ready – calling functions (voicemail, mobility, etc.) continue in the event of a local outage
  • Elimination of site-to site and remote employee calling charges for multi-location businesses
  • Big company feature, functionality at a low cost of entry to appeal to smaller offices
  • Reduced operating costs and typically a lower TCO than legacy options
  • Quality of service – some providers provide dedicated access and some low end providers do not. If they rely on third party Internet access to get to the service provider, service quality may be affected. Those offices with sufficient size can utilize dedicated leased lines (T-1) to provide voice, data and PBX services, ensuring end-to-end Quality of Service. SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) users must utilize existing Broadband Internet connections, over which quality of service can be managed, but not assured
  • Typically many providers are unable to install or support large user bases (1,000+)
  • Not all service providers are the same and provide the same level of network diversity/redundancy and quality of service – careful consideration must be given to this evaluation
  • Unless properly addressed by providers with solid disaster recovery (DR) capability, in applicable implementations, failover to secondary access in the event of primary access failure is more challenging than on premise based PBXs

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

TCO is an often overused and misunderstood concept. Many financial decision makers consider TCO as a soft or sunk cost argument towards making an expensive technology decision. And while a poorly formed argument can surely seem that way, VoIP can offer a truly quantifiable TCO that is generally equal to or lower than the traditional TDM alternative.

TCO calculations can vary greatly based on the type of implementation (Traditional vs IP PBX, on site vs Hosted PBX, Hosted PBX vs Virtual PBX). So let’s start with the general TCO of a PBX (VoIP vs Legacy PBX technologies).

The general TCO of a PBX includes the following components:

  • Purchase price of the system (lease or buy)
  • Installation cost of the system
  • Maintenance costs (generally an annual contract of approximately 15-20% of the purchase price)
  • MACs (Moves, Adds and Changes) – the process of adding or deleting a line, setting up a new user or feature, moving someone, etc. (varies dramatically from no charge to $125 or more one time per MAC)
  • Monthly telecommunications costs – Local, Long distance, etc.
  • Internal costs – staff time managing the solution, waiting for MACs, training, etc.
  • Soft / Productivity Increases (not included)
  • While system and installation costs are similar, there are several key areas where VoIP will provide a better TCO than Legacy PBXs
  • Options for reducing network costs, such as Evolve IP’s Cloud Connect, which can reduce WAN costs by 52%

Handsets that come standard with the Evolved Office IP Phone System include Polycom® VVX® business media phones or Aastra handsets. The Polycom VVX line unifies voice, video and applications capabilities into simple-to-use business media phones. Optionally, Aastra offers exceptional features and flexibility in enterprise grade IP telephones and the Polycom SoundPoint IP phones are enterprise-grade IP desktop phones designed to make voice communications effective and productive.

Polycom VVX 400

  • 320 x 240 3.5 in Color TFT LCD
  • 12 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 450

  • 256 x 116 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 3 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 3 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone

Aastra 6755i

  • 5 Lines of text on backlit LCD display
  • 6 dynamic context-sensitive softkeys
  • Up to 9 simultaneous calls
  • Supports up to three Aastra 536M modules
  • Full-duplex speakerphone

Polycom Expansion (for 560)

  • Expanded call handling capabilities
    • 34 line registrations
    • 20 concurrent calls
    • 48 programmable keys
  • Scalability
    • Start with one Expansion Module and add more as call volumes grow
  • Increased productivity and call handling quality
    • Enable attendant to promptly accept, screen, dispatch, and effortlessly monitor calls
    • Achieve fewer lost customer calls, shorter wait times, increase accuracy of call routing

Polycom Color Expansion (for 670)

  • Intuitive call virtualization through color user interface
    • Instant contact presence status
  • Expanded call handling capabilities
    • 34 line registrations
    • 20 concurrent calls
    • 48 programmable keys
  • Scalability
    • Start with one Color Expansion Module and add more as call volumes grow
  • Increased productivity and call handling quality
    • Enable attendant to promptly accept, screen, dispatch, and effortlessly monitor calls
    • Achieve fewer lost customer calls, shorter wait times, increase accuracy of call routing

Polycom VVX 300

  • 208 x 104 backlit mono chrome graphical LCD
  • 6 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 335

  • 256 x 116 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 2 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 2 lines with up to 4 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone

Aastra 6731i

  • 5 Lines of text on backlit LCD display
  • 6 dynamic context-sensitive softkeys
  • Up to 9 simultaneous calls
  • Supports up to three Aastra 536M modules
  • Full-duplex speakerphone

Polycom VVX 300

  • 208 x 104 backlit mono chrome graphical LCD
  • 6 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 321

  • 102 x 33 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 3 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • Up to 2 lines with up to 2 calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • single 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port

Aastra 6731i

  • 5 Lines of text on backlit LCD display
  • 6 dynamic context-sensitive softkeys
  • Up to 9 simultaneous calls
  • Supports up to three Aastra 536M modules
  • Full-duplex speakerphone

Evolve IP offers several options if you want to upgrade your knowledge workers, managers or executives to a performance business media phone that delivers best-in-class desktop productivity and unified communications. Evolve IP offers expansion modules as an optimal solution for telephone attendants, and other “power users” who manage multiple simultaneous telephone calls on a daily basis.

Polycom VVX 600

  • Touch Screen – 480 x 272 4.3 in MVA Color LCD display
  • 16 Lines (registrations)
  • Supports Video Conferencing w/ Attachable USB Camera
  • Integrated Bluetooth Technology
  • USB Call Recording
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology, Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom VVX 500

  • Touch Screen – 320 x 240 3.5 in TFT Color LCD Display
  • 12 Lines (registrations)
  • Supports Video Conferencing w/ Attachable USB Camera
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • USB Call Recording
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology, Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom VVX 410

  • **10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • 320 x 240 3.5 in Color TFT LCD
  • 12 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom VVX 310

  • **10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • 208 x 104 backlit mono chrome graphical LCD
  • 6 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 550

  • 320 x 160 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 4 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 4 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • Buit-in IEEE 802.3af PoE support
  • XHTML micro browser

Polycom 560

  • 320 x 160 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 4 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 4 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • Buit-in IEEE 802.3af PoE support
  • XHTML micro browser
  • Gigabit Ethernet support

Polycom 670

  • 320 x 160 pixel Color Display
  • 6 lines
  • Integrated dual-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • USB for applications
  • Up to 3 Expansion Modules for Attendant Console feature
  • Enabled to run Polycom Productivity Suite and other XML applications

Polycom Soundstation IP 5000

  • Polycom HD Voice technology for outstanding clarity
  • 7-foot (2.1-meter) microphone pickup range
  • Designed for executive offices and conference rooms with up to 6 participants
  • Strong performance at an affordable price
  • High-resolution display enables robust call status, on-board configurability and multi-language support
  • Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) for easy installation. Optional AC Power Kit also available

Polycom Soundstation IP 6000

  • Leverages same SIP platform as IP 7000, SoundPoint IP handsets (SIP 3.0)
  • High-quality backlit display
  • Better resolution than IP 4000 for improved readability
  • Displays Asian characters
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • No extra cables or accessories to support PoE
  • AC adapter available for non-PoE environments
  • Built-in 2.5mm Applications Port ­ mobile phone and PC connectivity

Polycom Soundstation IP 7000

  • Polycom HD Voice
    • First conference phone to support high-fidelity 22 kHz audio for conference calls that sound as natural as being there.
    • 160 Hz provides more natural, richer sounding voices, without using a subwoofer
  • Acoustic Clarity Technology 2
    • Automatic gain control, echo cancellation, noise reduction
  • 20 ft / 6.1m mic pickup range to cover larger rooms
  • “No More Buzz” from mobile phone interference
  • Flexibility and Expandability
  • Advanced IP Features

Evolve IP is partnered with SpectraLink to offer you a wireless IP DECT solution. An IP wireless server connects to the Evolve IP hosted phone system to provide multiple wireless handsets the ability to operate on a voice network at your location. Users that frequently move about your office space, inventory room, or warehouse are able to stay connected to the IP phone system for extension dialing, receiving calls, transferring calls and more. Evolve IP offers a variety of wireless handset options that were designed to meet the needs of various industries and environments in which the phones will be utilized. Evolve IP technology advisors will help design and deliver a solution to meet your wireless needs.

Server 400

SIP Telephony Solution for Small to Medium-sized Businesses

Features:

  • Supports up to 12 wireless users and up to 6 simultaneous calls by default
  • Can be deployed as either a single-cell or a multi-cell solution
  • Can be delivered with the Spectralink external antenna
  • Deployed on voice wireless network separate from data infrastructure to ensure quality
Server400

SpectraLink 74-Series

Durable, Robust Handsets for Warehouse and Retail Personnel

Features:

  • Delivers exceptional voice quality without any background noise, echo, delay, or interruptions
  • Resistant to drops and shocks making the handsets more durable
  • Allows mobile employees to work more efficiently with extended battery life and quick recharging

SpectraLink 75-Series

Stylish and Feature-rich Handsets for Administrative Personnel

Features:

  • Specialized features for administrative working environments
  • Large color screen and intuitive menu structure
  • Combines elegance and durability
  • Increases productivity and optimizes workflow

SpectraLink 76-Series

Unique Wireless Solution for Manufacturing and Personal Safety

Features:

  • Instant notifications make users aware of potentially hazardous situations
  • Lone workers can send alarms in case of emergency
  • Notification in case of machine failure reduces production downtime
  • Automatic alarms (man down, no movement and running detector) increase personal safety and security

Polycom 550

  • 320 x 160 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 4 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 4 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • Buit-in IEEE 802.3af PoE support
  • XHTML micro browser
+ Premium User

Handsets that come standard with the Evolved Office IP Phone System include Polycom® VVX® business media phones or Aastra handsets. The Polycom VVX line unifies voice, video and applications capabilities into simple-to-use business media phones. Optionally, Aastra offers exceptional features and flexibility in enterprise grade IP telephones and the Polycom SoundPoint IP phones are enterprise-grade IP desktop phones designed to make voice communications effective and productive.

Polycom VVX 400

  • 320 x 240 3.5 in Color TFT LCD
  • 12 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 450

  • 256 x 116 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 3 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 3 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone

Aastra 6755i

  • 5 Lines of text on backlit LCD display
  • 6 dynamic context-sensitive softkeys
  • Up to 9 simultaneous calls
  • Supports up to three Aastra 536M modules
  • Full-duplex speakerphone
+ Expansion Units

Polycom Expansion (for 560)

  • Expanded call handling capabilities
    • 34 line registrations
    • 20 concurrent calls
    • 48 programmable keys
  • Scalability
    • Start with one Expansion Module and add more as call volumes grow
  • Increased productivity and call handling quality
    • Enable attendant to promptly accept, screen, dispatch, and effortlessly monitor calls
    • Achieve fewer lost customer calls, shorter wait times, increase accuracy of call routing

Polycom Color Expansion (for 670)

  • Intuitive call virtualization through color user interface
    • Instant contact presence status
  • Expanded call handling capabilities
    • 34 line registrations
    • 20 concurrent calls
    • 48 programmable keys
  • Scalability
    • Start with one Color Expansion Module and add more as call volumes grow
  • Increased productivity and call handling quality
    • Enable attendant to promptly accept, screen, dispatch, and effortlessly monitor calls
    • Achieve fewer lost customer calls, shorter wait times, increase accuracy of call routing
+ Standard User

Polycom VVX 300

  • 208 x 104 backlit mono chrome graphical LCD
  • 6 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 335

  • 256 x 116 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 2 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 2 lines with up to 4 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone

Aastra 6731i

  • 5 Lines of text on backlit LCD display
  • 6 dynamic context-sensitive softkeys
  • Up to 9 simultaneous calls
  • Supports up to three Aastra 536M modules
  • Full-duplex speakerphone
+ Common Area Station

Polycom VVX 300

  • 208 x 104 backlit mono chrome graphical LCD
  • 6 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 321

  • 102 x 33 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 3 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • Up to 2 lines with up to 2 calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • single 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port

Aastra 6731i

  • 5 Lines of text on backlit LCD display
  • 6 dynamic context-sensitive softkeys
  • Up to 9 simultaneous calls
  • Supports up to three Aastra 536M modules
  • Full-duplex speakerphone
+ Handset Upgrades

Evolve IP offers several options if you want to upgrade your knowledge workers, managers or executives to a performance business media phone that delivers best-in-class desktop productivity and unified communications. Evolve IP offers expansion modules as an optimal solution for telephone attendants, and other “power users” who manage multiple simultaneous telephone calls on a daily basis.

Polycom VVX 600

  • Touch Screen – 480 x 272 4.3 in MVA Color LCD display
  • 16 Lines (registrations)
  • Supports Video Conferencing w/ Attachable USB Camera
  • Integrated Bluetooth Technology
  • USB Call Recording
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology, Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom VVX 500

  • Touch Screen – 320 x 240 3.5 in TFT Color LCD Display
  • 12 Lines (registrations)
  • Supports Video Conferencing w/ Attachable USB Camera
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • USB Call Recording
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology, Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom VVX 410

  • **10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • 320 x 240 3.5 in Color TFT LCD
  • 12 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom VVX 310

  • **10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports x 2
  • 208 x 104 backlit mono chrome graphical LCD
  • 6 Lines (registrations)
  • Up to 3 VVX Expansion Modules
  • Full duplex speakerphone with acoustic clarity technology
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom 550

  • 320 x 160 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 4 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 4 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • Buit-in IEEE 802.3af PoE support
  • XHTML micro browser

Polycom 560

  • 320 x 160 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 4 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 4 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • Buit-in IEEE 802.3af PoE support
  • XHTML micro browser
  • Gigabit Ethernet support

Polycom 670

  • 320 x 160 pixel Color Display
  • 6 lines
  • Integrated dual-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • USB for applications
  • Up to 3 Expansion Modules for Attendant Console feature
  • Enabled to run Polycom Productivity Suite and other XML applications
+ Conference Stations

Polycom Soundstation IP 5000

  • Polycom HD Voice technology for outstanding clarity
  • 7-foot (2.1-meter) microphone pickup range
  • Designed for executive offices and conference rooms with up to 6 participants
  • Strong performance at an affordable price
  • High-resolution display enables robust call status, on-board configurability and multi-language support
  • Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) for easy installation. Optional AC Power Kit also available

Polycom Soundstation IP 6000

  • Leverages same SIP platform as IP 7000, SoundPoint IP handsets (SIP 3.0)
  • High-quality backlit display
  • Better resolution than IP 4000 for improved readability
  • Displays Asian characters
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • No extra cables or accessories to support PoE
  • AC adapter available for non-PoE environments
  • Built-in 2.5mm Applications Port ­ mobile phone and PC connectivity

Polycom Soundstation IP 7000

  • Polycom HD Voice
    • First conference phone to support high-fidelity 22 kHz audio for conference calls that sound as natural as being there.
    • 160 Hz provides more natural, richer sounding voices, without using a subwoofer
  • Acoustic Clarity Technology 2
    • Automatic gain control, echo cancellation, noise reduction
  • 20 ft / 6.1m mic pickup range to cover larger rooms
  • “No More Buzz” from mobile phone interference
  • Flexibility and Expandability
  • Advanced IP Features
+ Wireless IP DECT Solution

Evolve IP is partnered with SpectraLink to offer you a wireless IP DECT solution. An IP wireless server connects to the Evolve IP hosted phone system to provide multiple wireless handsets the ability to operate on a voice network at your location. Users that frequently move about your office space, inventory room, or warehouse are able to stay connected to the IP phone system for extension dialing, receiving calls, transferring calls and more. Evolve IP offers a variety of wireless handset options that were designed to meet the needs of various industries and environments in which the phones will be utilized. Evolve IP technology advisors will help design and deliver a solution to meet your wireless needs.

Server 400

SIP Telephony Solution for Small to Medium-sized Businesses

Features:

  • Supports up to 12 wireless users and up to 6 simultaneous calls by default
  • Can be deployed as either a single-cell or a multi-cell solution
  • Can be delivered with the Spectralink external antenna
  • Deployed on voice wireless network separate from data infrastructure to ensure quality
Server400

SpectraLink 74-Series

Durable, Robust Handsets for Warehouse and Retail Personnel

Features:

  • Delivers exceptional voice quality without any background noise, echo, delay, or interruptions
  • Resistant to drops and shocks making the handsets more durable
  • Allows mobile employees to work more efficiently with extended battery life and quick recharging

SpectraLink 75-Series

Stylish and Feature-rich Handsets for Administrative Personnel

Features:

  • Specialized features for administrative working environments
  • Large color screen and intuitive menu structure
  • Combines elegance and durability
  • Increases productivity and optimizes workflow

SpectraLink 76-Series

Unique Wireless Solution for Manufacturing and Personal Safety

Features:

  • Instant notifications make users aware of potentially hazardous situations
  • Lone workers can send alarms in case of emergency
  • Notification in case of machine failure reduces production downtime
  • Automatic alarms (man down, no movement and running detector) increase personal safety and security

Polycom 550

  • 320 x 160 pixel backlit grayscale graphical LCD
  • 4 context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • 4 line keys with bi-color (red/green) LED
  • Up to 4 lines with up to 8 concurrent calls per line
  • Polycom HD Voice technology for the handset, the hands-free speakerphone and the customer headset
  • Full-duplex hands-free speakerphone
  • Buit-in IEEE 802.3af PoE support
  • XHTML micro browser