RCA Enters VoIP Market with Three IP Business Models
October 08, 2012
By Mini Swamy
, TMCnet Contributor
Why are companies and businesses switching from a traditional phone service to Voice over IP (VoIP)? Well, they can save big, eliminate equipment and maintenance charges, access calls from anywhere, have scalability and flexibility and a horde of other benefits.
With the changing business landscape expanding beyond voice, RCA, one of the most recognized names in the electronics industry, has been quick to enter the VoIP market with three new models – the six-line Android (News - Alert)-based IP150, the three-line IP120 and the two-line IP110 that help keep pace with evolving technology, said company officials.
All three business models, which will reportedly access most hosted service features from popular softswitch systems, include Android-powered Internet applications and services through the use of a built-in 7" capacitive touchscreen and deliver convenient calling features.
The RCA IP150 Touchscreen IP telephone is considered as the flagship of Telefield's new suite of RCA-brand VoIP business phones and expands on the basic features with new advanced functionality.
While the Android platform provides access to a suite of Google (News - Alert) Apps and also supports CRM apps, other business productivity apps can easily be ported to IP 150 using a self development kit or the application programming interface layer. RCA IP 150 is also compatible with Microsoft (News - Alert) outlook and Google contacts.
The RCA IP110 and IP120 feature HD voice, a full-duplex speaker phone with volume control and like their counterpart- IP 150- feature customizable VIP ringtones, a Do Not Disturb feature and a visual ringer.
"The VoIP business phone market is expanding rapidly and we've made investments to build new products for small businesses that allow us to capitalize on the IP telephony trend,” said Dwight Sakuma, president of Telefield, North America, the licensee for RCA-brand business telephones.
These models, which were on display at the ITEXPO (News - Alert) at booth number 514, are primarily aimed at small to medium-sized firms that are looking not only to upgrade current systems but also maintain multiple telephone lines.
The IP150 is expected to have a suggested retail price of $399, the IP 120- $139 and the 2-line IP110 - $119. They are each now available from leading telecom equipment distributors.
Tel Byte Saver solution, a server-side software, lets providers offer VoIP services where client firewalls or low-bandwidth issues hinder usage, a quality of service advantage. The iTel Byte Saver software basically acts as a tunneling solution that passes client calls that are made with the iTel Mobile Dialer Express through the iTel Byte Saver software before arriving at the provider’s softswitch.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey