This months Avaya update focuses on the End of Sale notice for the 1608 IP Deskphone.
Avaya 1608 End of Sale
This update provides notice for the End of Sale of the 1608-I IP Deskphone. The effective End of Sale date is March 8, 2021. As of this date, or when stock is depleted, these materials will no longer be available for sale. As you can see from the schedule below, you will have plenty of time to plan your 1608 replacement strategy as the hardware and software for the phones is supported until 8th March, 2024. If you have an Evoke maintenance contract that includes handsets, you are completely protected as in the event the 1608 phones are no longer able to be procured, Evoke will replace with an equivalent handset.
Schedule for 1608 End of Sale
Milestones and dates:
- End of Sale Date: 8 March 2021
- End of Manufacturer Support for Software: 8 March 2024
- End of Manufacturer Support for Hardware: 8 March 2024
Which models are recommended replacements of the 1608?
Avaya and Evoke recommends that customers transition to the Series desk phone, which also supports H.323.
The J159 provides advanced functionality such as WIFI, USB support, and wideband audio that go beyond what the 1608-I can offer. Transitioning to the J159 will ensure that customers have the latest firmware releases and support services to protect your UC investment for the long-term.
If the preference is to transition to a SIP desk phone, then you have the option of choosing from any model from the J100 portfolio. Some of our customers have also made the move to a completely softphone only environment using their laptops, PC’s and our super comfortable headsets.
To run the J series desk phones the Avaya system must be running version 10 software and above and the latest PLDS licencing and delivery.
If you would like to discuss your Avaya Desk phone strategy in more detail, please do not hesitate to speak to your Evoke Account Manager or a member of the Evoke Sales team on 0800 8403688 or [email protected].