The changing face of Teams handsets from Yealink
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 02/07 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365,
The changing face of Teams handsets from Yealink

Having seen a stable range of Microsoft Teams options from Yealink for a while now, we have recently seen a raft of new products with increased focus on Teams devices. My guide below is designed to help you match the right handset to the end user.

The MP54 is based on the T55a. It has been updated with a dedicated Teams button that is present on all newer Teams devices to support various functions, such as a quick entry to an existing Teams meeting. A faster processor provides a slightly slicker experience. The MP54 is the ideal entry-level phone for common areas, workers and co-working spaces.

Yealink MP54 Microsoft Teams handset

The MP56 also gains the faster processor and the Teams button to replace the refresh button that was on the T56a. It’s built-in Wi-Fi offers more flexibility for install locations and the ability to add an EXP50 sidecar makes it an ideal administrator or reception phone.

The MP58 also benefits from the same updates as the MP56, but now has support for Bluetooth between the handset and the phone to make it an ideal manager’s phone.

In addition to the phones, Yealink now offer what they call “UC workstations” that enable users to bring multiple devices together. The WH66 is perfect for the road warrior who uses their mobile as their main device of choice. As you place your phone on the optional stand, the phone will wirelessly charge, Bluetooth connects the phone to the WH66, and you have a touchscreen to control Teams.

The headset is DECT, so offers a far wider hands-free range and the built-in speaker offers full duplex conferencing. If you are a laptop-focused road warrior, then a single USB connection can connect the WH66 to your laptop. For those open plan offices where you always struggle to see if people are on the phone, the WH66 supports a busy light that can be linked to a wall screen.

With a firmware update in January, the T56s and MP56 now supports the EXP50 add-on module. These are ideal for admin and reception use. The EXP50 shows busy lamp field information for 20 Teams users and with three pages per module and the ability to add three EXP30s to a T56, you can easily manage a large number of Teams users.

For high-end executive use, the VP59 is a great option for executive and meeting rooms offering a simple option to fixed room solutions.

If you any further questions on which handsets you can use with a Microsoft Team Phone System, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Daniel Fuller-Smith on 02/07/2021

Daniel is one of our senior Account managers, based in our Portchester office, near Portsmouth, covering the south and south east of the UK.

Daniel has had a long relationship with the business as he managed Toshiba’s EMEA division and when Toshiba exited the comms market in 2016, Toshiba engaged with swcomms to help continue to support their base and he joined us shortly afterwards. He has since embellished his skills and knowledge to encompass our entire telephony and data portfolio.

In his spare time, Daniel is the manager of a County League U18s team at Upper Beeding FC. Daniel has twice been recognised by Sussex FA in the FA National Awards’ Grassroots Volunteer of the Year category in 2013 and 2016.

Contact: Daniel.Fuller-smith@swcomms.co.uk

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