Ericsson-LG LIP 8040 IP Handset (executive premium)
The LG LIP 8040L IP phone handset is the most unique phone in the new 8000 IP phone series lineup. It doesn't offer the expensive colour screen or video option of the 9070 IP or 8050V IP handsets and it does not offer the old fashioned paper usage that the 8024 IP, 8012 IP and 8004 IP do.
The 8040 IP phone is more akin to a Cisco or Avaya handset with a large display and everything on the phone driven by soft keys. The great thing is it still offers the multi coloured LED lights next to the soft keys which many brands don’t. This allows you to see exactly what is going on next to an on screen item by the colour of the LED being displayed. It makes everything easy to find at a quick glance. In the event you need extra buttons, you can always add 12 or 40 button DSS consoles with LED screens to provide this. They simply attach to the side of the 8040 phone for plug and play operation.
With gigabit connectivity the LIP 8040 IP phone offers the type of speed that allows users to experience the highest voice quality and transfer rates. The LG 8040L handset also offers full duplex HD quality speakerphone so you can talk hands free at the highest audio quality. As with all Ericsson-LG IP phones the 8040L IP handset is able to connect anywhere that offers a LAN connection and supports the IEEE 802.11af Power-over-Ethernet standard so a separate power connection is not required.
The phone is also intelligent with three context sensitive soft keys directly below the screen that provide options on screen depending on what you are doing (on a call, retrieving voicemail etc). For example, if you're on a phone call you might see options presented like transfer, conference or mute.However, if you then used voicemail retrieval the options would change to offer voicemail centric menu options like replay, delete etc.
The handset is well conceived and all the main buttons are intelligently laid out and frequently used buttons like conference, voicemail, hold, mute, transfer, redial etc are readily locatable.
The LG LIP 8040 IP handset is part of the Ericsson LG LIP 8000 series which means they are compatible with the new LG iPECS range as well as the SBG-1000 for small business under 24 handsets. As a cheaper alternative for staff that may not need a premium handset you should also consider the cheaper LIP 8012 IP handset - the most commonly deployed in companies.