BUSINESS TELEPHONE BUYING GUIDE:
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Business telephones, or fixed telephones, are undoubtedly an office essential. With a business telephone you can store your most frequent numbers in an electronic phonebook, transfer calls quickly, host conference calls, and connect it to your headset amongst many other things.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BUSINESS TELEPHONE?
Analogue telephones are the most popular choice of corded phone in the workplace. You simply connect them to your landline or your standard switchboard. They are compatible with any PABX or ADSL.
Dedicated Digital and IP telephones only connect to telephone standards of the same brand. You must already be using a PABX Alcatel-Lucent brand, Unify / Siemens, Mitel / Aastra, Avaya, Cisco, Panasonic
These telephones only connect to IP telephony standards of the same brand. You must therefore already be equipped with an Alcatel-Lucent IPBX, Unify / Siemens, Mitel / Aastra, Avaya, Cisco, Panasonic
BUSINESS TELEPHONE FEATURES
The hands-free function activates the phones loudspeaker, allowing the person on the other side of line to be heard by more than one person.
Headphone with dedicated button
Most professional desk phones are compatible with corded headsets. There are also a variety of adapter cables, known as QD (Quick Disconnect) cables, that can ensure that your chosen corded headset is compatible with your brand of telephone.
The secret key or mute function
The mute button allows you to temporarily mute the microphone. It can be an essential button for conference calls so that you cannot be heard by those on the other line.
The programmable direct keys
Wired phones allow you to store your frequent numbers on directly accessible keys. You press a key and the call is triggered!
Onedirect tip: Increase the number of key functions with an expansion module
PoE (Power over Ethernet)
A technology that allows you to power certain devices, such as IP phones, over network cables rather than traditional AC power outlets. This reduces the need for multiple cables, allowing for a less cluttered, simpler set up, whilst also providing greater flexibility for organising your office space.
Number of SIP accounts
The number of SIP accounts you have dictates the number of calls you can receive at one time. Not to be confused with the number of simultaneous calls.
Compact and easy-to-use, these phones are designed to be fixed to a wall. They are usually found in foyers, hallways etc. They also fit well in small spaces: on a desktop or bedside table.
These phones are equipped with an emergency function. Depending on the model you can program up to 3 emergency numbers.
Connect an answering machine to take messages in your absence (customer orders) or to broadcast an automatic message (informing attendance hours). View answering machines