The move means the entire Yealink range of SIP telephone and video handset are now BroadWorks compatible, ensuring they can be easily integrated with a wide range of value-added third party applications. These include video, voice, hosted call centre, conferencing, messaging and mobility, greatly widening reseller opportunities to create and market integrated one-stop solutions embracing unified communications.
Broadsoft’s announcement will provide a further boost to the VP530 which has been warmly received by UK resellers following its launch in May. Powered by a Texas Instruments’ T1 Da Vinci dual-core chipset, the premium handset delivers fast and smooth performance via a highly responsive 7” colour touchscreen. Key features include three-way video conferencing, first pick up call, hold and resume, transfer, idle to dialling, call switch and menu. Despite high performance and features it retails at significanlty less than comparable leading brand models.
Commenting on Yealink’s latest interoperability landmark managing director Andrew Roberts said: “BroadWorks is a vital platform embraced by many UK resellers as a gateway to bespoke unified communication solutions. Securing interoperability with our products is therefore a key aim for Yealink and we’re therefore delighted to have achieved certification from Broadsoft so soon after bringing the VP530 to market. This model has the makings of a game-changer because it brings SIP video telephony within affordable reach of a much wider market than anything that has gone before it. ”
News of Broadsoft interoperability follows the VP530 securing compatibility with other key IP-PBX solutions offered by Avaya, Asterisk and 3CX. Its powerful three way video-conference facility can operate via the LifeSize platform whilst the door phone function can also be used in conjunction with Mobotix and Linkcom.