IP business phones feature antimicrobial plastics

Feb. 9, 2021
Mitel unveils IP business phones featuring plastics protected with antimicrobial technology.

Mitel recently announced the launch of the Mitel 6920t and 6930t IP phones, built from plastics protected with BioCote antimicrobial technology. The devices feature plastics with surfaces that are treated with a silver-based compound that when tested against certain viruses and bacteria is shown to inhibit their growth by up to 99.9 percent.

Mitel has also redesigned the phones' handset areas that present the highest risk of potential dirt, germ and grime collection to make the handset easier to clean, facilitating a more hygienic device. This includes removing ribs on the back side of the handset, eliminating crevices from the microphone grille, and hard-wiring the cord to the handset to eliminate the jack receptacle.

The new business phones are also engineered with advanced tools; for example, the 6930t IP phone offers mobile device integration, which seamlessly connects mobile phone call audio, contact and call log information to the desktop phone, allowing calls to the mobile phone to be answered on the 6930t. With Bluetooth functionality, many mobile phone features are also accessible on the desk phone, making the 6930t an invaluable companion to the user’s smartphone.

“As organizations continue to modernize and support new ways of working, they’re looking for solutions and devices that can do more, are simple to use, and easy to maintain,” said Tarun Loomba, chief product officer, Mitel. “The Mitel 6920t and 6930t IP phones were created with this in mind, using antimicrobial technology and packed with features for powering productivity and collaboration, whether that takes place between traditional work walls and shared spaces or home offices.”

[The company notes that antimicrobial additives supplied by BioCote are EPA(US) registered and independently laboratory tested according to ISO 22196-2011 and ISO 21702-2019. The technology does not protect users or others against any disease-causing microbes (including Covid-19) and is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practices.]

Product information, per Mitel, is summarized as follows:

  • The 6920t IP phone provides an exceptional HD audio experience with a high quality full-duplex speakerphone and support for both USB and analog headsets. The 6920t also offers an intuitive user experience via its crisp high resolution 3.5” color LCD display and programmable and context-sensitive keys. The phone supports up to 18 lines and provides enhanced integration and connectivity capabilities, including dual 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports (LAN/PC), USB and sidecar expansion ports, multi-languages support, and secure encrypted voice communication.
  • The 6930t IP phone includes 4.3” (480x272 pixel) color display, mobile device integration and a mobile phone charging point, as well as support for optional cordless handset. The phone also features programmable personal and context-sensitive soft keys, and a broad array of optional add-on accessories. This, coupled with its exceptional HD audio capabilities and support for Bluetooth, USB and analog headsets, makes the 6930t ideal for power users, who need an IP phone that offers greater customization and can be tailored to their specific communication needs.

Per Synergy Research Group, Mitel is a leading provider of cloud communications technology, enabling more than 5 million users, including 1.5 million UCaaS customers. Eastern Management ranks Mitel best-in-value for UCaaS and hosted PBX solutions. For more information, visit www.mitel.com.

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