Whaleback Systems took steps to make it's phone portfolio to be Polycom compatible by adding the Polycom® SoundPoint® IP 670, Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 and Polycom SoundPoint IP 450 desktop phones to the list.
These phones will provide customers of Whaleback System's Managed VoIP service to receive and make calls via wideband codecs with better voice quality and reliability. Whaleback supports of G.722 within its network and unlike compression codecs which sacrifice quality for the sake of bandwidth, wideband voice codecs like G.722 double the sampling rate, vastly improving audio fidelity and clarity.
"Since day one, we engineered CrystalBlue Voice Service to be a business communications service with the highest reliability and quality of service - from the phones on the desk to our underlying network infrastructure," said David Zwicker, Whaleback Systems vice president of marketing. "We developed an advanced Voice Quality Management System (VQMS) with full support for G.722 enabling us to be one of the first business VoIP providers to offer Polycom HD Voice phones when they were first introduced several years ago. The addition of the new phones represents the next step as we can now offer all of our customers the opportunity to experience HD VoIP."
Following are the polycom Phones that are supported by Whaleback;
- The Polycom SoundPoint IP 670 is an application-enabled desktop IP phone featuring unparalleled voice quality and clarity, a large color display, advanced network connectivity, enhanced call handling capacity, plus integration with productivity- enhancing applications and business processes. Designed for business professionals, the phone supports six lines in standalone mode and 34 lines via expansion modules.
- The Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 is a four- line executive IP phone that provides HD voice technology and a backlit display. Designed for managers or attendants that use the phone on a regular basis, the handset offers advanced functionality, including shared lines, busy lamp field, presence, and an XHTML application.
- The Polycom SoundPoint IP 450 is a midrange SIP desktop phone featuring a high- resolution backlit display with multi-language support, built-in XHTML microbrowser for third-party applications, plus support for three phone lines.