UMEÅ, Sweden, March 26 /PRNewswire/ --

- Konftel 300IP - an SIP Based Conference Phone is Compatible With Avaya Communication Manager 5.1 and SIP Enablement Services 5.0 Solutions

- Konftel 300IP Supplies Wide Band Sound Quality and Innovative Features Such as Call Recording on SD Memory Card and Connection to Wireless Headset - Features Important for Successful Phone Meetings

Konftel AB, Europe's leading manufacturer of conference phones, today announced that the Konftel 300IP, their first SIP based conference phone, is compliant with Avaya Communication Manager 5.1 and SIP Enablement Services 5.0 solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

The Konftel 300IP helps businesses to have cost and time effective phone meetings with wideband sound quality together with innovative features such as call recording on SD memory card. Really large meeting rooms are not a problem for the Konftel 300IP since it can be expanded with microphones, a wireless headset or connected to a PA system. Other unique features include 5-way calling, and the web based configuration of contacts and settings means that the telephone is easy to operate. The ability to export and import settings and contacts to the phone book streamlines the installation.

Surveys indicate that there is an increase in the number of teleconferences because of the time-saving, economic and environmental benefits they offer. An increasing number of companies are replacing their legacy PBX with IP telephony in order to save money and be able to coordinate communication. For them, the Konftel 300IP will be of great interest, concludes Peter Renkel.

The Konftel 300IP is based on SIP (RFC 3261) and is compatible with most of the market's SIP platforms. In order to simplify connection, the Konftel 300IP also supports Power over Ethernet.

Konftel AB is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program-an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

As a Gold member of the program, Konftel AB is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There, a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure-speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies like Konftel AB who are members of our DevConnect program, Avaya promotes fully interoperable solutions that help businesses unleash powerful new possibilities, said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. They are able to use Unified Communications to connect employees and customers to information from wherever they are, over whatever device they have available - getting more out of their multivendor network and delivering new value to their bottom line.

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit

About Konftel AB

Konftel AB is Europe's leading manufacturer of conference telephones. Since 1988, Konftel have been developing conference phones with the patented audio technology, OmniSound(R), that provides crystal-clear sound. The products are marketed worldwide under the Konftel brand. The head office is located in Umea, Sweden, with subsidiaries in the USA, Germany, France and the UK. Find out more about the company and the products at

Media Inquiries: Clarence Jacobson, Konftel AB, +46(0)90-70-64-76,; Media Inquiries: Lynn Newman, Avaya, +1-908-953-8692,