Using Analog Phones on Digital Phone Systems
Almost every business phone system is digital yet there is no standard for digital phones and VoIP systems, being digital, are also problematic. Every phone system manufacturer builds their systems with a proprietary digital signalling language that they protect as intellectual property and consider to be copyright protected. This Is Why A Person Cannot Just Purchase A Digital Conference Speaker Phone That Would Work On Any System. Even analog systems with multiple lines can be complicated to connect a Polycom or ClearOne to.
Your phone vendor could install an analog station card in your phone system. Although this might cost over $1,000, it will provide you with up to 8 analog station ports. Your system may already have one. The Avaya Partner system uses analog lines so an adapter is not necessary. Finally, you could just install a dedicated line but you will lose the ability to transfer a call to or from the conference room. The easy solution which works with all phones is the Konexx Konference Digital Phone Adapter.
Using Analog Phones on VoIP Phone Systems
Konexx Konference is a also a great choice for a VoIP phone adapter to connect a Polycom or ClearOne analog conference speakerphone directly to a VoIP telephone on an IP Telephone system. VoIP phone systems are actually digital phone systems which connect to an IP network instead of telephone lines provided by a local phone company.