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3Com introduces new line of IP business phones

3Com Corp. has released its 3102 Business Phone, the first of a line of Internet protocol (IP) desktop phones it sa...


March 5, 2004  


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3Com Corp. has released its 3102 Business Phone, the first of a line of Internet protocol (IP) desktop phones it says are designed to meet the needs of enterprises of any size.

The phone supports emerging wideband audio standards developed to enhance the quality of voice conversations.

A typical PSTN phone line reproduces speech at 3.3 kHz, a legacy of Alexander Graham Bell, whereas the 3102 can relay IP conversations at a frequency of 7 kHz or higher, enabling clearer and more productive phone calls, 3Com says.

The phone, which is SIP-compliant, contains 18 light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which make it easier for users to select the features they need and place them where they want on the phone.

In addition, IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet is supported via the RJ-45 Ethernet connector

The phone, which will be available in Canada in late March, has a list price of US$310.