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NextUC Announces That Its Hosted Lync Platform Is Now Compatible with Polycom and Snom VoIP Desktop Phones

November 17, 2011

NextUC, provider of fully integrated hosted Unified Communications, has announced that its hosted Lync platform will now support Polycom and Snom Voice over IP desktop phones. The company in its announcement also said that it will provide customers with a limited period free trial in addition to ensuring quick client sign up within the self-provisioning portal.

Both Polycom and Snom Voice over IP desktop phones have been designed to be compatible with the Microsoft Lync client and are capable of offering extended functionality. The phones come with support capabilities for productivity features such as Presence, quick dialing form the Lync contact list as well as search which are included within Microsoft Lync.

By announcing compatibility of its Hosted Lync platform with Polycom and Snom VoIP phones, the company has effectively simplified the delivery and operability of enterprise class products for small business customers. Now customers will be able to use telephone system, telephone numbers, along with other capabilities such as in and outbound calling, audio and web conferencing, chat and video within a matter of minutes. Customers can also use Ethernet phones to extend the reach of service in areas without PCs with ease.

Key Lync features that have been included in the IP phones are a Display buddy list, one touch dialing via Presence on the color display, enhanced directory lookup through the phone keypad as well as transfer and hold key for faster call execution and a color display for video customization. NextUC currently supports Polycom CX5000, CX3000, and CX700 among a host of other phones and is expecting to include additional providers soon. 

In a release, Bob Barnes, EVP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, said that, “We continue to see nearly 100 percent growth in NextUC adoption month over month based on the satisfaction of our clients. NextUC is a truly revolutionary product that is a perfect fit for small and medium businesses – it delivers all core communication functionality from the cloud, saving SMBs valuable resources and much needed cash.”

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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