Cloud Based VoIP Phone Systems – Selecting the Right IP Phones & Accessories

Today’s business phone systems in Buffalo, and beyond are predominantly Cloud based. Many of these systems offer similar features and applications. Today’s VoIP phone systems utilize IP phones that are manufactured by any one of dozens of providers. Like most products, quality can vary. Given the growth of the Cloud VoIP market, there are plenty of choices.  Comtel considered products from numerous manufacturers, and we standardized on Mitel.  We will discuss Mitel, as well as their desktop IP Phone portfolio in this article.

Mitel was founded in 1973, so they have a record of nearly 50 years of telecommunications manufacturing excellence. They have always been innovators, making the industry’s first key telephone with context sensitive displays – something very common in most IP phones today.

Worldwide, the Mitel name is found on 4.5 Million Cloud Seats, and Mitel phones power over 2 Billion connections each day, with service to more than 70 Million customers worldwide. In 2018, Mitel was named by Gartner Group in all five (5) “Magic Quadrants” for Business Communications (see chart below).

Magic Quadrant-Mitel IP Phones

Standardizing on Mitel products has proved to be a solid direction for Comtel, and the current portfolio of Mitel IP phones and accessories includes the following items – great fits for any VoIP for Business application.

Mitel 6873 IP Phone: Mitel 6873i IP Phones

The Mitel 6873 SIP Phone is designed for power users who demand a lot from their phones. The 6873 offers executives a large 7” touchscreen display, support for today’s, and tomorrow’s, high speed networks through dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with embedded Bluetooth and a powered USB port for headsets.  Providing remarkable HD wideband audio, an enhanced speakerphone and advanced audio processing, the Mitel 6873 SIP Phone will deliver crystal clear hands free conversations. Through its inbuilt touchscreen keyboard and up to three expansion modules, the 6873 delivers a robust, productivity-enhancing executive desktop communication tool.  With its XML capabilities, the 6873 is delivering one of the most advanced SIP desktop phones available today.

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