Polycom’s DECT certified for use with Cisco Unified Communication Manager

Polycom today announced that its Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephony (DECT) based wireless voice systems have been certified for use with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM) by tekVizion, an independent third-party lab.

The solutions certified for use with Cisco UCM include the Polycom KIRK Wireless Servers (KWS) 6000 and 300 as well as the full portfolio of KIRK handsets. With this interoperability verification, customers using Cisco UCM now have a DECT-based option.

“Polycom has a rich heritage in delivering high-quality, full-featured, standards-based endpoints to market,” said Elka Popova, North American Program Director, Unified Communications, Frost & Sullivan. “By rounding out their telephony portfolio with products that are interoperable with Cisco UC solutions, Polycom enables Cisco customers to deploy best-in-class communications networks that include the familiar, reliable devices for which Polycom is known.”

The entry-level KWS 300 is a SIP-based wireless telephony system that is ideal for smaller sized businesses. The KWS300 is a single-cell system that can support up to 12 handsets and four simultaneous calls. A total of six KIRK repeaters can be added to extend the coverage area.

The KWS6000 is a SIP-based wireless telephony solution that can provide for the wireless needs of up to 4,000 mobile employees. It is a multi-cell solution that is scalable whether as an end-user needs radio coverage of a large geographical area or to equip a large number of mobile employees with wireless telephony.

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Polycom’s DECT certified for use with Cisco Unified Communication Manager