Samsung DS-5014D Phone Handset (Navigator 14 Button Executive Handset)
The Samsung DS-5014D is designed for executive users and is also referred to as the Navigator 14 button handset. The only difference between this and the model up, the DS 5021D, is that it offers less programmable buttons (14 vs. 21). There is also another 14 button model (DS 5014S) but it doesn 't offer the very handy navigator jog dial. The multidirectional navigator and buttons accompanying it make it much faster for users to access speed dial, directory dials, incoming/outgoing call logs and other functions. If you 're a serious phone user then look to this model or the Navigator 21 button as they are easier to use as result.
The Samsung DS 5014 phone also has black, and black/silver colour options, to choose from. The screen on the navigator 14 button, like all phones in this series, is only 2 lines with 24 characters per line. IP phones have larger screen because of the additional on screen multimedia applications they 're designed for. For most executive users this is the handset of choice.
The 14 programmable buttons on the DS 5014D also offer accompanying multicolour LED status indicator lights. This allows users at a glance to clearly distinguish between staff that are available, busy or in DND mode. If you need more than the 14 buttons for more visibility you can upgrade to the Navigator 21, the Office 38, or you can simply install the additional DS-5064 add on module (AOM) with a further 64 buttons each with their own LED indicator lights. For most users they find that the 14 programmable buttons are more than enough because even in larger enterprises they normally only need to see their own departments and a manager or two.
Below the screen on the DS 5014D phone you 'll also find 3 context soft keys. These are smart keys that present users with options on the screen above. Depending on which phone function you 're using at that moment it will logically restrict your choices to the 3 best options. This saves users having to navigate around the handset or between screens and improves the usability of the phone. Soft keys like this are becoming standard across most brands because of this.
With the Samsung DS-5014D phone you also get hands free speakerphone, 7 fixed function buttons that cover everyday features like voicemail access, conference calling, transfer, hold etc as well as a headset jack. If you 're after full duplex sound quality, the kind you see on Polycom conference phones, you can even purchase an add-on module to achieve this.
The Samsung DS-5014D phone also comes with 8 unique ring tones which is excellent in open plan environments. It allows staff to distinguish between ringing phones. If you prefer to wall mount the phone for warehouses, kitchen etc you can also purchase an optional wall mounting kit.
One of the smart features of all Samsung 5000 digital phone series, and also the 5000 IP series, is that staff can customise the Navigator 14 handset themselves via Samsung 's Easyset PC application. With the simple click of a mouse users can customise the DS-5014 phone features like Divert Conditions, Extension LED indicator light functions, Divert Targets, Personal Speed Dials and more.
Digital handsets like the DS-5014D are a good choice for users that won 't benefit from implementing IP handsets. Remember that you don 't need IP handsets just because you are using VoIP phone calls. Digital handsets are cheaper because they don 't require internal network switches and will work in environments that have previously had a phone system and CAT 5 cabling. Don 't believe sales people that say you must go to IP handsets. The benefits of IP are for remote workers, hot desking or limited Ethernet ports.
As with all OfficeServ IP phone systems you can connect ANY combination of IP, Digital, Wireless or Analogue handsets. As handsets represent such a large percentage of overall costs they are also the easiest way to reduce your TCO. If you 're looking for an equivalent level VoIP (IP) phone then you should check out the Samsung SMT i5210 IP Phone.
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Below you will find the comparison table for the Samsung 5000 digital series handsets and you can clearly see the differences highlighted between the DS-5014D digital phone and other models.