Aastra gets into the desktop video media phone market


NOT From Orlando Florida – Aastra (www.aastra.com) has jumped into the desktop media phone business, launching the BluStar 800i. The new video phone does “true” HD 720p video conferencing at 30 frames per second and “superior” HD sound quality.

Ignoring the video component for a second, the BluStar 8000i has a whopping four (4) […]

Telstra makes nice with HD voice, Polycom media phone


Telstra (www.telstra.com.au) has announced it is now selling the Polycom (www.polycom.com) VVX 1500 Business Media Phone and the 300 organizations now using Telstra’s hosted IP telephony product (TIPT) can upgun to videoconferencing by simply upgrading their phones. It also announced HD voice support between those 300 organizations – and potentially to Telstra proper.

Polycom’s […]

New Android "Glass" biz phone supports HD


Some buzz today around the decloaking of Cloud Telecomputers and the announcement of its “Glass Platform” business IP phone hardware OEM platform.

If you’re looking for a marketing buzzword to define the hardware, it is “Media phone.” Glass has a lot of shiny bells and whistles for VoIP and geek users, including an 8 […]