Customers are faced with a learning curve to optimize their workspaces for hybrid work. These decisions now involve a broader set of buyers and decision makers. In addition to IT, we now see HR and workplace management resources helping to ensure the workplace meets their workers’ needs. 68% of knowledge workers are already working from both the home and the office. To fully embrace the hybrid working model, business leaders must address several challenges to deliver a streamlined hybrid work solution.
Current hybrid work scenarios aren’t scalable for all businesses. Returning to the office poses some new challenges:
The challenges of returning to the office with a hybrid work model have been a top priority at Webex. According to Cisco’s Global Hybrid Work Study, 78% of the respondents believe hybrid work has improved all aspects of well-being. Only 1 in 4 employees believe their company is “very prepared” for the future of hybrid work.
So, what does “very prepared” look like?
To create a scalable hybrid work solution, we are building on the success of our 8845 and 8865 phones by combining advanced calling and video meeting functionality into one affordable device: the Cisco Video Phone 8875 for Webex. This device sits between our phone portfolio and our Desk Video portfolio and shares a common user experience but with a richer calling feature set.
By pairing the industry’s leading top telecommunication hardware with enhanced collaboration experiences and enterprise-grade calling capabilities, quality hybrid work is available anywhere. We are proud of bringing together Webex Cloud Calling and Cisco IP phones into one seamless hybrid work video phone.
With telephony and high-quality video conferencing, the Cisco Video Phone 8875 is the affordable choice for offices with an open floor plan. Modern hot desking allows the phone to be reserved by the user for their chosen duration of time. To access the 8875’s hot desking feature, the user scans the QR code on the 7-inch screen from their mobile device. Once the user has been securely authenticated, they can access their personal calendar, business phone number, and join meetings directly from the 8875. After their session is over, they logout and all their information is removed from the phone.
Whether working in an active office or a busy home, background noise is inevitable, so the 8875’s background noise removal optimizes for your voice. Security and privacy are built into the dedicated mute button, supplying peace of mind about confidential information. The 1080p camera pivots 60-degrees vertically and provides crisp video with auto-focus. And you can simply twist the camera’s built-in shutter for privacy while also turning off video for any meeting.
The 8875 eliminates relying on laptop performance for business-critical calling and video meetings. Enjoy crystal-clear calls every time with a dedicated, always-ready device to offload collaboration from your personal computer. For enhanced comfort and convenience, pair with a Cisco headset to receive hands-free audio and built-in headset settings.
While designed for the next generation of telephony, the 8875 has a reassuringly familiar dial pad paired with an intuitive touchscreen. The touchscreen enables direct interaction with a simple user interface that is consistent across the Webex devices portfolio. Through integration with the Webex calendar, the user can securely join meetings with one button.
The Cisco Video Phone 8875 pairs with your Webex application, giving a seamless experience across the 8875, Webex app on desktop, and mobile phone. Find and connect to people easily with a unified contact list and call history across your app and phone. Easily connect for a call or video meeting with click-to-call using the 8875 with desk phone control.
In addition to supplying rich collaboration experiences for hybrid workers, the 8875 has a streamlined onboarding process that makes deployment for IT workers a dream. The 8875 reduces IT overhead through the simple cloud management, maintenance, and serviceability of the Webex Control Hub. New locations and users will benefit from the simple onboarding experience using activation codes sent to the user’s email, rather than the traditional 24–48-hour process. IT administrators will benefit from improved visibility in the Control Hub, enabling them to identify and resolve problems faster. And 8875 is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for flexible deployment options across hybrid working environments.
The Cisco Video Phone 8875 looks like previous models but outsmarts them all with its simplicity. Enterprise calling, video meetings, and modern collaboration for the hybrid worker has been streamlined. Hybrid work has met its match with a smart desk phone that is ready to be deployed at any desk and can deliver many of the collaboration needs of the modern hybrid worker.
Explore the Cisco Video Phone 8875 product page to learn more.
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