|ORLANDO, Florida, March 4, 2004 — 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) is using this week's VoiceCon 2004 as a showcase for its new 3Com® 3102 Business Phone, the first member of a family of Internet protocol (IP) desktop phones designed to meet the needs of enterprises of any size and support 3Com's own call control protocols and industry-standard session initiation protocol (SIP).
The 3Com 3102 Business Phone is a next generation design focused on telephone voice quality by featuring enhanced acoustic design and by leveraging the emerging wideband audio standard, which significantly enhances speech transmission compared to conventional public switch telephone network (PSTN). The 3102 phone also includes convenience and productivity features that make it an advanced business tool.
"With 3Com's exceptional voice quality, I am able to communicate with distinction and clarity," said Gary Schneidman, CFO and controller of Interstate Lumber & Mill Corporation. "The 3Com 3102 Business Phone is so easy to use, and with its 'plug and play' installation, I was up and running in no time."
The 3Com 3102 Business Phone has been designed to support the emerging wideband audio standards developed to enhance the quality of voice conversations. A typical PSTN phone line reproduces speech at 3.3 kHz, a legacy of Alexander Graham Bell, whereas the 3102 phone can relay IP conversations at a frequency of 7 kHz or higher, enabling clearer and more productive phone calls.
Combined with the carrier-class 3Com VCX™ V7000 IP Telephony Solution, 3Com SuperStack® 3 NBX® Networked Telephony Solution, 3Com NBX 100 Communications System, the 3Com 3102 Business Phone is SIP compliant, protecting enterprises' investments in IP telephony. SIP enables multi-vendor interoperability and is also backward-compatible allowing older SIP-based equipment to support new SIP applications.
"The 3Com 3102 Business Phone is the first in a new family of IP phones targeted to meet the needs of a global audience," said David Chu, 3Com executive director of product line management. "When designing this phone, we took into account input from customer focus groups, research and design reviews, and experienced IP phone users to bring to market a device that has features and flexibility that increases productivity and reduces cost of ownership."
Key Features and Benefits
The 3Com 3102 Business Phone offers users an easy-to-use device that is more compact and has a contemporary, sleek design. Its key features include:
The 3Com 3102 Business Phone will be available in late March in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It can be purchased through 3Com enterprise voice solutions global account managers, resellers, and distributors worldwide.
3Com is a leading provider of innovative, practical and high-value voice and data networking products, services and solutions for enterprises of all sizes and public sector organizations. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.
3Com, NBX, SuperStack and the 3Com logo are registered trademarks and VCX is a trademark of 3Com Corporation.
|This press release was accurate at the time it was issued but may not reflect 3Com's current strategy or product offering.|
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