Zultys Releases New Family of VoIP Phones
All four phones have the following features:
- call control using SIP to permit interoperability with a broad range of SIP products
- full duplex speaker phone that has excellent speech quality using a custom designed acoustic chamber for the speaker and advanced acoustic echo cancellation
- patented jitter buffer to assure the highest quality when talking over the Internet
- 3.5 mm headset jack (pink and green) that permits the use of standard headsets
- 20 keys and 15 buttons ensure functions are easily accessible and not buried in soft menus
- 128 bit AES encryption to ensure that conversations are secure
- four Ethernet ports with true line rate switch
- four call appearances that permit four separate calls or a conference with up to five parties
- large backlit LCD that can be tilted to adjust viewing angle
- management by TFTP or HTTP file download or HTTP browser
The ZIP 4x4L and the ZIP 4x5L have graphical monochrome LCDs. The ZIP 4x4B and ZIP 4x5B have graphical color LCDs, a USB port, and Bluetooth to support wireless headsets and the BTC conference phone that Zultys previously released.
The ZIP 4x4L is designed for business owners that want a fully functional phone for the office. The ZIP 4x5L is designed for the remote worker because it includes a complete router with VPN, NAT, firewall, and DHCP server. This phone also has an analog port to provide local PSTN telephony service allowing a remote worker to publish a local phone number and dial emergency numbers. It can therefore be easily plugged into the broadband device to provide IP telephony, access to network resources, and the full functionality of the PBX at the headquarters, to a user away from the main office. The ZIP 4x4B and the ZIP 4x5B provide similar functionality for office and remote workers but offer additional capabilities.
“We have invested heavily in acoustic testing and are certain that these phones sound better than anything on the market today,” said Tony Cox, Managing Director of Zultys New Zealand. “Having four new phones with such a broad range of options and prices will be a great competitive advantage in this market.”
A summary of the differences between phone models is given in the following table:
FEATURE ZIP 4x4L ZIP 4x4B ZIP 4x5L ZIP 4x5B
Analog ports 0 0 1 1
LCD (graphical) monochrome color monochrome color
PoE yes yes no yes
Headset 3,5 mm 3,5 mm 3,5 mm 3,5 mm
USB no yes no yes
VPN, NAT, Firewall no no yes yes
Bluetooth no yes no yes
Voice dialling no yes no yes
“These phones are a great complement to the recent product introductions by Zultys,” said Mr. Cox. “They look great and sound excellent. The ZIP 4x4L demonstrates that Zultys knows how to build products with superior acoustics that are truly easy to use. The new phones complement the additional productivity benefits now available with Zultys VoIP systems through the release of version 3.0 of the software for its MX30 and MX250 IP PBXs.
“Customers will like the performance of the new ZIP 4x4L, which complements the recent release of the BTC conference phone and the WIP 2 Wi-Fi phone. They like the new color scheme of these phones as well,” he said.
Pricing and Availability:
The ZIP 4x4L phone is available in global distribution now. Other models will become available over the next four to 10 weeks. The phones are fully managed in release 3.0 of the software for the Zultys MX30 and MX250, which goes on general availability today. Prices are competitive with other manufacturer’s phones and can be obtained through the global resellers of Zultys products. Further details are available at: http://www.zipphones.com
Incorporated in 2001, Zultys Technologies has its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Zultys designs and manufactures VoIP communications products sold to businesses, enterprises, governments, and military organizations. Zultys develops its hardware and software specifically to create products that deliver completely integrated and converged solutions, allowing for ease of deployment, management, and use. These products support multiple languages and are based on open standards to ensure interoperability. After installation, productivity increases and operating costs decrease. Zultys sells its products worldwide and has distribution today in over 115 countries.