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November 20, 2015
Yealink and Elastix Announce Increased Interoperability
By Michael Guta, Contributing Writer

Interoperability between companies helps introduce their products and services to a wider audience. Interoperability between Yealink, a global unified communication (UC) terminal solutions provider, and Elastix (News - Alert), the largest open source software solution for UC in Latin America, brings together two companies in the communications sector expanding market share.

According to this agreement, the Yealink CP860 Diamond IP Conference Phone and the W52P DECT (News - Alert) phone will be interoperable with the Elastix PBX system. This is an extension of a 2009 partnership when Yealink joined the Elastix Hardware Certification Program (EHCP), which guaranteed full interoperability Yealink (News - Alert) IP phones and Elastix systems.

“Yealink was one of the first manufacturers to join the hardware certification program in Elastix. With the addition of new models, including the CP860, Yealink continue offering high quality products to the existing base of Elastix users.” Said Paul Estrella, Project Manager at Elastix.

With all the developments that have taken place in the last six years, the agreement with the CP860 and W52P gives Elastix customers, partners and resellers access to the latest UC based solutions designed to address the different communication needs of todays connected world.

The CP860 is conferencing phone designed for small to medium sized meeting rooms with key features that are essential in bringing together personal computers or mobile softphones. It has a 10 foot range and 360 degree voice pickup with the optima HD voice full duplex technology and optional expansion microphones for wider reception. The 5-way conferencing supports USB call recording to keep track of all calls. Additionally, it has IP-PBX (News - Alert) features such as intercom, multicast paging, anonymous call, anonymous call rejection, voice mail, distinctive ringtone and call pickup that can be part of Elastix’s platform.

The W52P cordless DECT phone has Yealink’s ECO technology, designed for small business and small office/home office (SoHo) looking for an affordable SIP-based mobile communications solution that allows them to grow without sacrificing features. The W52 delivers rich business features found in professional Voice over IP telephony platforms, including intercom, transfer, call forward, 3-way conferencing, PoE and more. The phone also has a long battery life with 10 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time.

“Our CP860 is Elastix’s first certified conference phone in the EHCP program. We are confident that our future cooperation with Elastix will create more ‘firsts’ and will continue to bring more value to our customers in Latin America and beyond,” said Stone Lu (News - Alert), Vice President of Yealink.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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