A: 3CX, Yeastar S-Series and VigorBX 2000 are SIP compliant IP-PBX platforms, and therefore, any manufactured phone-set, or software-based [soft] phone that is SIP compliant, could be used with these systems.
While this opens many possibilities in regard to price, features and quality – as an installer, we have found that it’s really not practical for us to become experts in how all phone types are configured, and how to tie their feature-sets into 3CX, S-Series or VigorBX 2000. For that reason, we at Foxhall Solutions have installed the Cisco SPA504G, Yealink T22P & T26P phones and Fanvil X4G and X6. While Yealink T41P and T46G phones are our preferred sets, the Fanvil X4G and X6 are proving to be feature rich and cost effective. These allow us to meet everyday business needs, as well as the exceptional & unusual needs that we have come across in deploying VoIP platforms into UK businesses.
Use these links to view the specifications of the Yealink T46G,the Yealink T41P, and the Yealink T40P VoIP phones …
If you have a need for a ‘Receptionist console’ where calls are answered on behalf of your company, and transferred off to appropriate staff or business divisions – you may want to equip the T46G phone with Yealink’s LCD Expansion module. The Yealink EXP40 LCD Expansion Module has been designed to improve the power and flexibility of the T46G Yealink VoIP phones. It features a 160×320 graphic LCD and 20 physical keys, each with a dual-color LED. These LED’s clearly show which function has been selected and the buttons make ‘one-touch’ calls and transfers quick and easy. Each key is dual-level, making 40 programmable keys per module. Each key supports functions that include speed dialing, Direct Station Select with Busy Lamp Field (BLF – showing extension status), intercom, call forward/transfer/hold/park/pickup/return. Up to six EXP40 units may be daisy-chained together – if you need that capacity! The Yealink EXP40 is ideal for; receptionists, administrative assistants, Call Center agents, power-users, and executives who need to monitor and manage a large volume of calls on a regular basis.
Fanvil X4 and X6 phones are very good in situations where staff cannot see each other, due to the secondary LCD displays that can be configured as BLF keys showing extension status for call transfer and pick-up.
Fanvil X4GFanvil X6See our Blog for further info about the Fanvil phones …
Use these links to see manufacturers information about the Fanvil X4G and X6 Phones.
Some of our customers have wanted cordless handsets in situations where it’s not possible to use the 3CX iPhone and Android app’s (see 24 below). The Yealink W56P cordless DECT handset & Base fits this need. The W56H handset is connected to a base station using wireless DECT signalling, and the base-station uses VoIP across the Local Area Network to the IPPBX. Each base station will support up to five separate VoIP extension accounts for five W56H DECT handsets, and will support 4 simultaneous calls. A W56H handset will provide 400 hours standby and 30 hours talk-time between charging (with an open-air range of around 100 metres).
Where extended coverage is needed, an array of RT10 repeater units may be installed around a W52P base station, to maintain call connections across a large area, even while users are on the move.