The past year has clearly shown how important webcams are for all kinds of communication, especially work. Now, communications giant Zoom has gone beyond video calling with the launch of its new Zoom telephones—An all-in-one office phone.
With three models at launch, Zoom takes an impressive step forward in hardware. Such a progression in hardware also makes sense, given its success in hosting video calls. The models represent collaborations with Yealink and Poly, mixing their touchscreen hardware with ZoomVideo calling software from. Poly has created two phones, one with a camera and one without, while Yealink offers a single camera phone.
Kevin Atkin, CIO, Real-Time Collaboration, Gilead Sciences, said, “The Zoom Phone appliance allows me to enjoy a seamless Zoom Phone and video experience through a high-quality desktop phone like the Poly CCX 700. And it works well. out of the box. I just set it up, logged in and was able to log in immediately.
Zoom promises that the phones are easy to use, especially if you are already familiar with its video call interface. Set is also a snap, the longest part being the connection. Otherwise, the Zoom phone works the same as a standard desk phone, making it easy to start and even schedule meetings, phone calls, and other collaborations on the device.
Phones make it easy to connect and disconnect, which is ideal for devices used in shared areas. Visual shared lines also allow users to retrieve calls placed on hold by an assistant. Of course, users will still be able to access more traditional features such as caller ID, voicemail, call blocking, call history, three-way calling, corporate directories, etc. ‘calendar integration, etc.
Users can also take advantage of a host of collaborative features, such as high-quality video and audio, so everyone looks and sounds crisp with every call. the Zoom The phones also offer a convenient whiteboard feature and allow you to share content from screen to screen. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the meeting chat option as well as the call recording feature (when legal), and you can customize the views as you like.
You can purchase the devices for your desktop through Poly and Yealink directly, or through Zoom Hardware as a service program for a monthly cost.