New Low Cost IP Phone

SpliceCom, Britain's leading developer of telephone systems, today announced that it had dramatically lowered the overall cost of ownership for its soft, hard and virtual IP PBX systems with the immediate availability of a new entry-level IP phone ¯ the PCS 542.

SpliceCom's new PCS 542 is a cost-effective desktop phone, specifically designed to work with the vendor's Maximiser OS based systems to address everyday business telephony needs.

The PCS 542 is simple to use, providing 18 fixed handset and system feature keys that offer one-touch access to handsfree operation, mute, transfer, conference, do-not-disturb, voice-mail, call recording and personal greetings. In addition call history, unified company-wide phone directory, call parking and mobility settings can all be viewed and controlled via four context- sensitive "soft" keys, which are used in conjunction with the back-lit graphics display.

In common with the SpliceCom PCS 5 Series phone family, the PCS 542 supports inline power, which allows the phone to be powered over the LAN. This capability allows network administrators to centralise power control and reduce the overall power budget for the telephone system.

"The PCS 542's blend of feature convenience and ease-of-use make it the ideal choice for those who want to carry out everyday business telephony tasks, but don't need the extended capabilities offered by our advanced PCS 5 Series IP phones," says Robin Hayman, SpliceCom's Director of Marketing & Product Management. "For those just wanting to make and receive phone calls, see who's calling them, transfer calls, manage their voicemail and set up the occasional three-party conference, SpliceCom's PCS 542 is the obvious choice."

And for those wanting just a little bit more from their phone, the PCS 542 can also be used in conjunction with SpliceCom's Navigate personal productivity "Phone Partner" app for Windows 7 and 8, to access even more Maximiser OS system features. Save time by looking up and automatically dialing telephone numbers of customers, suppliers, colleagues and departments via the unified company-wide Maximiser OS system database, or directly from your personal Microsoft Outlook contacts. See at a glance if colleagues are available to take your call before you ring them and clearly identify whose phone is ringing ¯ and take the call if necessary. Highlight and dial telephone numbers that appear in documents and web pages. The combination of SpliceCom's PCS 542 IP Phone and Navigate for Windows delivers freedom, flexibility and control to the modern workforce.

"When deployed in conjunction with our S716 Soft/Virtual PBX, PCS 542 completely re-defines the features and functionality expected from an entry-level system in what is still considered traditional key-system territory. Whether it's used on its own, or in partnership with Navigate, SpliceCom's PCS 542 is the low-cost IP phone that simply makes everyday business telephony easier," concludes Hayman.