Mitel to enable smartphone and business phone integration

Image: Mitel 6940 via Mitel

Mitel has announced it is launching its next development for collaborative enterprises.

The company said that its new 6900 series of enterprise-class business phones feature Bluetooth integration, wireless contact sync and WiFi capabilities to make the communications experience easier and more efficient.

The WiFi connectivity will allow the desk phone to be untethered, which will provide a more flexible working experience.

High-resolution colour seven-inch screens are also intended to enable an interactive experience, designed to give all users an “executive experience,” according to Mitel.

The new series of phones comes with a wide range of exclusive accessories and three designs to choose from. Mitel said that this gave users the chance to customise their experience and keep things more flexible.

Mitel said that customers will be able to “embrace seamless communications and collaboration across the organisation, together with the HD-quality audio that enterprise customers expect” from them.

Welcoming the launch, Andy Arnold, head of products at Arrow Communications, said: "With mobility and mobile devices increasingly a part of the workday, our customers are looking for an integrated mobile-first experience, inside and outside of the workplace.

"The mobile integration capabilities in Mitel's latest phones are right on target to meet customer demand."

Mitel’s new phones will allow for an automatic handoff from smartphone to desk phone and back and will provide shared access to contacts across both devices. This means that a call can be answered on the desk phone and continued on a smartphone if necessary.

"Our 6900 series business phones were designed on the inside to drive increased business productivity and collaboration. On the outside, it provides the elegant aesthetic and intuitive user experience we now expect at our fingertips," said Bob Agnes, Mitel executive vice president and president of the enterprise division.

"Simplified connectivity, avatar-based caller identification and easier directory integration all go towards making these phones essential for the modern worker."