ADTRAN Expands IP Phone Portfolio to Better Enable Premises and Hosted Voice Services

Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:30am EDT

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ADTRAN and Polycom partnership delivers comprehensive solution for premises and
hosted VoIP as enterprises continue to adopt feature-rich voice, video and UC
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(Business Wire)--
ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of cloud connectivity, mobility
and enterprise communications solutions, today announced the addition of four
new IP phones to its industry-leading VoIP portfolio. ADTRAN`s expanded VoIP
portfolio, including the VVX® 300, VVX® 310, VVX® 400, and the VVX® 410 -
featuring Polycom Powered technology - can be deployed on both hosted- or
premises-based communications networks. This enables service providers and
resellers the flexibility to deliver an advanced end-to-end communications
solution for enterprise customers looking to adopt next-generation voice, video
and unified communications (UC) solutions. 

As businesses work to operate more efficiently, many are looking for more
powerful communication tools to enable them to streamline their processes. To
address this growing need, ADTRAN is delivering a complete IP voice and video
endpoint portfolio. Because the new phones combine the flexibility of ADTRAN`s
NetVanta® UC call control, enterprises can upgrade to the latest and most
advanced VoIP technologies while maintaining the way they communicate within
their business. This gives enterprise customers a broader set of endpoints to
meet their business needs while keeping the same ease of installation and single
vendor support they have come to expect. 

The new endpoints offer the total solution that service providers seek when
selling hosted services today. The VVX 300/310 and the VVX 400/410 deliver
intuitive user interfaces and have the ability to interact with third party web
applications. Their uses range from the entry-level business media phone for
today`s knowledge worker to mid-range phone with advanced call-handling ideal
for the busy call center agent. 

"ADTRAN`s unique market position in both UC call control for the premises and IP
business gateways for hosted voice services gives us unique insight into our
customer`s communications needs," said Bob Locklear, director of product
management for ADTRAN`s Enterprise Networks division. "Combined with flexible
deployment options, these new endpoints can reach more customers and add to a
complete IP phone portfolio that meets the needs of today`s unified
communications applications." 

Key features of the new phones include:

* Elegant, modern design features such as large screens with an intuitive user
interface and programmable line keys that make it easy to manage calls, contacts
and calendar appointments.

* The new VVX 300 is an entry-level IP phone with 6 programmable line keys for
employees that handle a low-to-moderate volume of calls. 
* The VVX 400 is a mid-range business phone with 12 programmable line keys and a
larger color screen for ease of use and enhanced call-handling for larger
volumes of calls coming into an organization.

* Reduced total cost of ownership with the ability to deploy phones on existing
networks with open SIP-based call control platforms. 
* Zero-touch provisioning and a web-based configuration tool to easily
administer, upgrade and maintain. 
* Integration with third-party applications so users can easily receive
information such as weather, sports and stocks and integrate with other business
and UC&C applications. 
* Plug-in expansion modules with more programmable line keys for power users
that need to manage higher volumes of contacts and calls. These modules
include:

* The Polycom VVX Color Expansion Module is available in high-resolution LCD
with 28 illuminated bi-color programmable line keys. 
* The Polycom VVX Expansion Module features 40 programmable line keys. 
* Each VVX phone, including the VVX 300, VVX 400, VVX 500 and VVX 600 business
phones, can support up to three expansion modules.

* Available with a gigabit Ethernet interface in the VVX 310 and VVX 410.

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications
equipment. ADTRAN`s products enable voice, data, video and Internet
communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are
currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government
organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information,
please visit www.adtran.com. 

ADTRAN® and NetVanta® are registered trademarks of ADTRAN, Inc. Polycom® and
VVX® are Polycom registered trademarks and Polycom Powered is a trademark of
Polycom, Inc.

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
Ashley Baster, 919-435-9112
ashley@connect2comm.com

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