Conference Phone Review – the Konftel 55Wx
Premium conference-calling device for enhanced collaboration
Formed in 1988, Swedish brand, Konftel, has built a solid reputation as one of the worlds most highly esteemed manufacturers of next-generation audio conferencing solutions for a wide variety of different business types.
Throughout this article we shall be writing a review on one of their flagship products, the Konftel 55Wx, that explains the many features and benefits it offers to businesses and which types of working environments it is most suited to.
Before we continue, however, we must inform all readers that we are not selling this product and any advice we give is just the professional opinion of individuals that have been working within the telecoms industry for a number of years.
What is the Konftel 55Wx?
Released in March 2016, the Konftel 55Wx is one of the brand’s most popular conference-calling phones built specifically for the communication needs of small to medium sized businesses. With an abundance of features designed to help bring groups of people together and aid collaboration in the workplace, the Konftel 55Wx is the perfect solution for any business looking to enhance staff productivity and create a strong collaborative working environment.
What can it do?
Featuring a built-in, high quality compact speakerphone with patented OmniSound technology, the Konftel 55Wx offers you crystal-clear sound quality and speech that sounds so natural and lifelike it feels as though you are standing directly opposite the person/people you are speaking to. For businesses that require absolute clarity and HD quality, this feature is hugely beneficial and can drastically reduce miscommunication and error margins.
As well as giving users more freedom and mobility by giving them the option to connect wirelessly by , the Konftel 55Wx is a highly versatile conference-calling tool that can really bring businesses into the modern age by connecting directly to online business social media tools such as Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber or Avaya Communicator.
Moreover, as well as connecting directly to a user’s PC or Laptop device, the Konftel 55Wx has been designed to satisfy the demands of the modern age and accomplishes this task by allowing users to connect directly through their mobile phones and tablets. This way, the Konftel 55Wx can be used at the office, at home, at the park, at a beach, in the middle of a rainforest on top of a mountain (…we could go on and on).
For added efficiency and productivity the Konftel 55Wx also boasts a smart feature layer that makes all call feature functions in the UC client available on the conference phone’s touch screen at the touch of an icon. This way, important client information can be retrieved almost instantaneously thereby rapidly reducing interruptions in conversation.
What do we like most about it?
As a conference-calling tool we believe that this product has a lot to offer businesses and we very much like the idea that users are able to gain fast access to their company’s UC client features directly through the phone’s touch screen at the swipe or tap of a finger. It’s little nuances like these that make this brand stand out from the rest and proves why Konftel have made such a good name for themselves within the telecoms market; as a company that can be relied upon for consistently positive results.
How compatible is this phone?
Offers full integration with UC platforms such as Avaya Communicator, Avaya One-X, Cisco Jabber and Lync.
Where can you buy this phone?
After a quick scan on Google we can see that the phone is available from numerous online sources at an average price of around £280/$340, which is a great price when you consider all the features it offers and the fact that it can adapt to meet the requirements of businesses as they grow.
So what do we think?
After much analysis, we believe the Konftel 55Wx is a very impressive conferencing tool that offers a wide range of features that help improve collaboration amongst colleagues, aid efficiency and ensure that moderately large groups of people can communicate with absolute clarity. Moreover, by offering free updates and allowing businesses to communicate with online applications such as Skype for Business, the Konftel 55Wx has the potential to drastically reduce calling and maintenance costs.
And what about you?
Though we have explained what we think of the Konftel 55Wx, we are fully aware that everybody has their own opinions and we would very much like to hear about your experiences (good or bad) with this product.
Beneath this article there is a comments section where you can tell us what you think about this phone and how it fit in with the type of business you run. We would also be very grateful if you could contribute to our rating system you to help give a more accurate customer review of the device and help other potential buyers decide whether or not this phone is right for them.