Digium D6x Series IP Phones Get Overhaul, Boast Full-Color Screens
Launching alongside the IP phones is the latest release of Switchvox, with new features including multicast audio and call parking enhancements.Unified communications and telephony specialist Digium announced its newest IP desk phones, the D6x series, which includes the D60 value phone, the D62 Gigabit networking value phone and the D65 Gigabit networking feature phone. List pricing for the series starts at $139 for the D60, $189 for the D62 and $239 for the D65. Each phone boasts a 4.3 inch full-color screen. The D6x series features a complete physical overhaul of the phones' aesthetic, with a new design that provides a slim desk presence and modern design and comfort cues. "Color displays are important to users because they provide an immeasurable enhancement when they sit down and use the product," Malcolm Davenport, senior product manager for IP phones at Digium, told eWEEK. "In a world of four-shades of grey it's exceedingly difficult, even with a very good user experience plan and user interface design, to have the user do what they need to do at various stages of operating the product. With color in play, we're able to do much more to guide the user with very obvious cues that make the product easier to navigate for both the familiar and unfamiliar user."
The D6x series of IP phones require Switchvox 6.2 IP PBX or Digium Phone Module for Asterisk (DPMA) 3.1 or later, and include new features such as multicast audio playback and 802.1X authentication.