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Posts: 20,981
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Wireless "Spider Phone"

Team:
Has anyone seen anyone manufacturing an 802.11 "Spider Phone"? There are few users who want to go to an all wireless office, and they would if they didn't have to run cables for "Spider Phones".
Thanks.


Colin Joseph
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Registered: ‎04-09-2007

What in the world is a 'Spider Phone'?

Dear young, energetic and incisive colleague from New York...

I note there have been 105 views of your posting above. Subtract 8 for my own revisiting, and that is 97 unfortunate souls who read your title and asked themselves "What manner of instrument is this 'spider phone'?" and so clicked on...

It turns out they wasted their time, as no clue is provided, nothing by way of explanation: I imagine them retreating with heavy tread from this swampy corner of Airheads Online, as Tarleton from Snow Island.

So, taking it upon myself to illuminate this dark corner of Wi-Fi telephony, here are some alternative contexts for a 'spider phone'.

This one: http://www.spiderphone.com
Looks like a cloud-based conference service. Relevant but no bulls-eye.

So we move on to this one:
http://www.itechnews.net/2009/04/07/tv98-spider-phone/
More like it, especially with a New York connection?

Or... could it be?
http://www.polycom.com/products/voice/conferencing_solutions/conference_phones/soundstation/soundstation_ip6000.html
A very useful device, but not spidery IMHO.

If you are looking for a Wi-Fi connected conference unit, which I agree is important for a complete All-Wireless Workplace suite, the best I have for now is the snom 820, which is really a Wi-Fi desk set but has a decent speakerphone and uses off-the-shelf Wi-Fi USB adaptors.

Yours reflectively,
Peter Thornycroft
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Spider Phone??

Peter,

I finally got around to looking at the SNOM 820 after laughing so hard! :) At about $350 with POE AND wifi, this phone would be very, very interesting for the enterprise. The USB wifi adapter in the back looks like it also will have room to grow from a wireless perspective. I will have my user give this a serious look!


Colin Joseph
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