John Lamarque, Head of Engineering for Peripherals & Hybrid Work Solutions, HP | Poly
Building upon the existing Poly Rove family of wireless DECT™1 IP devices, today Poly introduced the Poly Rove 20 and B1 base station. The Rove 20 wireless DECT IP phone is an entry-level single cell DECT handset equipped with a 2-inch color display, 4-line keys, duplex speakerphone and up to 35-hours of talk-time, the longest talk-time and battery life in its family. The Rove 20 brings an attractive entry-level option to the existing Rove family of phones, which includes the Rove 30 and Rove 40. The Rove 20 is designed for small and medium sized businesses, but also offers the flexibility to scale to the needs of any size organization.
With DECT™ considered one of the most reliable forms of mobile communications for retail and verticals2 (such as healthcare and manufacturing), the Rove series wireless DECT IP phones are designed to provide robust and secure communication and connectivity with an extensive range. The Rove 20 and B1 are ideal for warehouse staff, retail staff, clinic staff, and other vertical shift-based or front-line workers. The phone system offers one-touch functionality and a user-friendly screen size, which makes it easy to use.
Secure and Scalable
The Rove 20 and B1 are designed with security in mind, making it an excellent choice for organizations that require robust and secure communication. All Rove IP Phones utilize the latest standards in DECT3 wireless security, ensuring secure communication with end-to-end encryption.
The Rove 20 is designed with interoperability in mind, to easily scale and meet business needs. The new devices are interoperable with Rove B2, Rove B4, Rove 30, Rove 40, and R8 repeater, allowing the new solutions to work with existing Poly DECT phones in an organization. This means that organizations can easily add more devices as their needs grow without having to replace existing equipment, making it a cost-effective solution for SMBs and larger organizations.
Flexibility and Choice
The Rove 20 offers a range of features that make it an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes. One of its standout features is the 2-inch color LCD display. This display provides users with call information, date, time, and application/user interface details (such as Zoom, Teams, Open SIP) to improve the user experience. The Rove 20 has four dedicated programmable line keys which helps to streamline call management, allowing users to handle their communications with ease and efficiency. The Rove B1 supports up to three of the Poly Rove R8 secure repeaters and can support up to 10 handsets and 10 lines per base-with up to 50-meter range. Finally, the 3.5mm headset port provides users with additional flexibility, allowing them to use their preferred wired headset for hands-free communication.
Simplified IT Management
The Rove 20 and B1 offer IT departments a cost-effective mobile solution for customers who want high quality audio calls. Since the system is easily scalable, the addition of more handsets is straightforward for IT departments to manage the communication system with minimal fuss. The interoperability of the Rove 20 handset with all Rove products further enhances the system’s scalability. Additionally, the devices are compatible with Poly PDMS-SP, a powerful device management platform that allows IT teams to manage devices, keep devices up to date with the latest software, and provide support.
Overall, the Rove 20 and B1 are reliable and cost-effective options for organizations of all sizes. With its user-friendly design, long battery life, and end-to-end encryption, the Rove 20 and B1 is an excellent choice for shift-based end-users and front-line workers across a range of industries, including retail, healthcare, and warehousing. The Poly Rove 20 wireless DECT IP phone and B1 Base Station is expected to be available worldwide April 5th at Poly.com. The Rove 20 DECT IP phone MSRP is $139.95, and the Rove 20 plus B1 Base Station Kit is $279.95.
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2 v Frost & Sullivan, Evaluating Mobile Communications for the Hybrid Workforce, Importance of Mobility Solutions Global 2022.
3 As of March 3rd, all Poly Rove phones meet the current DECT 6 IP phone standards, version 8.0