VoIP in the SOHO and SMB markets is literally on the move; seriously, it literally is. In the last 6 months several manufactures have released new DECT systems geared towards the SOHO and SMB markets. These DECT solutions help companies give their employees the ability to move around the office or warehouse without having to worry about missing a call. With the release of the Yealink SIP-W52P and Yealink SIP-W52H, Yealink has put their hat in the DECT VoIP phone ring.
What Is It?
The new Yealink DECT phones consist of the SIP-W52P which is the base station and the SIP-W52H which is the handset. The SIP-W52P includes one base station and one handset but you can pair up to 4 additional handsets to the base. It can be configured for up to five individual VoIP accounts with individual handsets selected for each and can handle a total of four simultaneous calls. The range for the DECT signal from the SIP-W52P base is up to 150 feet indoors and 950 feet outdoors in ideal situations.
The Yealink SIP-W52H handsets each ship with their own PoE charging cradle, power supply and belt clip. Some of the other features of the SIP-W52H are a 1.8” color display, intuitive user interface, 11 hours talk time, 120 hours standby time, and support for popular telephony features such as hold, transfer, call waiting etc. The handsets support G.722 wideband codec for HD voice and have a full duplex speakerphone and 2.5mm headset jack.
The Yealink SIP-W52P and SIP-W52H handsets use CAT-iq2.0 DECT technology which focuses on high quality Audio VoIP (wideband), as well as low bit – rate data applications and is fully backwards compatible to DECT GAP
Who Is It For?
There is quite a wide range of people that could be potential customers for Yealink DECT VoIP phones. From homes to doctors’ offices and small offices to warehouses, anywhere where people are mobile the W52P and W52H could be a good match. For larger spaces they may not be the best match but within the SOHO and SMB market it is a good fit.
Availability and Pricing?
Both the SIP-W52P and W52H are currently available from VoIP Supply for ordering. The Yealink SIP-W52P is $189 and the Yealink SIP-W52H is $110.