#CeBIT2015 – Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unveils ‘Smart DeskPhone’ to Improve Enterprise Collaboration


Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has introduced a new tool to help businesses take visual communications to the next level at the ongoing CeBIT 2015 in Hanover, Germany.

The new Alcatel-Lucent 8088 Smart DeskPhone helps employees be more productive in the workplace with new visual communication and collaboration capabilities.

The 8088 Smart DeskPhone is part of the OpenTouch 2.1 update just announced which delivers an enriched personalized connected experience for users. The OpenTouch Conversation collaboration tool interface is now available on the 8088 Smart DeskPhone.

With OpenTouch Conversation users can easily navigate between workstations, tablets, smartphones and the 8088 Smart DeskPhone to use the most appropriate device for their needs without losing context or interaction in the conversation.

Visual communications help bridge employees, customers and partners to content and help break communication borders within a global environment. The new 8088 Smart DeskPhone includes advanced features for intuitive and comfortable access to wideband audio and HD video conversations. The 8088 Smart Deskphone also delivers a video experience with simplicity and efficiency, while bridging the benefits of all media into the ergonomics of Enterprise class communications.

The 8088 Smart DeskPhone is ideal for meeting rooms, transforming them into video conferencing rooms that any user can actually enjoy as doing video is now as simple as a phone call.

Alcatel-Lucent 8088 Smart DeskPhone technology:

◾7” touch screen TFT-LCD with WVGA (16:9) format
◾Built-in 5 Mpx HD autofocus camera
◾Ambient Light Sensor
◾Bluetooth 2.1 handset as standard delivery, Bluetooth 2.1 support for earset/headset
◾HDMI 1.4 for external HD display unit
◾Gigabit Ethernet PC-through ports with 802.3AF Power over Ethernet (Class 3) and 802.3az power-saving management
◾Secure SIP and RTP support

Luxurious fit for hospitality

The 8088 Smart DeskPhone is ideal for hospitality applications where the open APIs can be used to create customized capabilities and services like room automation and video concierge services. The elegant design, 7” screen and Bluetooth handset make it an ideal brand advocate for a hotel, cruise line, stadium or arena setting it apart as a luxury feature.

Eric Penisson, VP & General Manager, Communications Solutions Business Unit, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, “Video and visual communications is one of the biggest catalysts today for team collaboration. The new 8088 Smart DeskPhone delivers the business case to boost video adoption in enterprises with its affordable price for small-to-medium and large businesses, its centralized IT management capabilities, and its integration into the Enterprise communications environment. Visual communications remove the real and invisible boundaries between global locations creating a highly functional, global business. Add enhanced mobile capabilities that enable on the go communications, you end up with a world-class communications solution.”