IT Expo West – 8×8 Inc. announced this week that OfficeMax is offering the 8×8/Aastra co-branded 6755i IP business phone bundled with the 8×8 Virtual Office phone services, at approximately 400 of its retail locations in the United States and online.
The plug-and-play 8×8/Aastra 6755i IP phone serves as an endpoint for the 8×8 Virtual Office hosted IP PBX business phone service, currently in use by more than 17,000 businesses.
The 8×8/Aastra IP phones plug into any broadband Internet connection to allow users to make or receive calls without performing any network configuration or firewall manipulation. In addition, the 8×8/Aastra IP phones deliver enhanced features including corporate directory display and lookup, extension dialing and transfers, intercom paging, shared line appearance and an embedded XML browser.
Aastra USA will supply inventory of the 6755i Virtual Office IP phone to OfficeMax (additional models available online at www.officemax.com), while 8×8 provisions and manages the 8×8 Virtual Office service.
In addition to full duplex speakerphone functionality, programmable softkey appearances and LCD display screens, all models support “Power over Ethernet” and come equipped with dual auto-sensing switched Ethernet ports to eliminate additional wiring for a computer and simplify installations.