The affordable handsets add to the Polycom KIRK family of Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) handsets, Polycom added that these handsets have been used for years in healthcare, manufacturing, retail and other demanding work environments.
The new Polycom KIRK Butterfly series features best-in-class voice quality and call reliability, and interoperability with major IP PBX systems and soon Microsoft Lync (in the process of Microsoft qualification), the company said. In addition, the handsets are said to interoperate with all of the Polycom KIRK Wireless servers, which can support any systems from those for small businesses to enterprise class systems. The handsets feature a newly designed user interface, including a 4-way navigation key with icons, which makes the handsets easy for employees to operate, while also shortening response time and streamlining workflow, the company said.
The modular nature of the Polycom KIRK solution, which pairs Polycom KIRK handsets with one or more Polycom KIRK Wireless servers, allows customers to support their business needs by easily expanding coverage, voice traffic, and number of users. This makes it ideal for businesses of all sizes to improve employee productivity, mobility, reaction time, and personal safety.
Industry analysts report that mobility solutions, such as DECT phones, are becoming essential to the competitiveness of today’s organizations. And, support for technologies such as Internet protocol (IP) and session initiation protocol (SIP), are aiding market growth of DECT phones worldwide. Frost and Sullivan anticipates DECT telephony among global enterprises to grow to $575 million in 2017 with a CAGR of 11.6%.
“Polycom’s KIRK Butterfly Handset Series is a dramatic new entrant to a market that wants great value, style and customisation without sacrificing the exceptional quality and reliability that they’ve come to expect from the Polycom and KIRK brands,” said Sten Dyrmose, GM, wireless solutions, Polycom.
According to Polycom, each handset features a soft-to-the-touch casing available in five vibrant colours so customers can choose the color that complements their logo or brand identity, or combine different colors to designate separate workgroups or departments. A matching accessory combines a desk stand and belt clip to maximise individual usage options.