Polycom gets tough with new wireless handsets

Ruggedised KIRK 60-series handsets combine functionality in harsh and noisy environments with alarm capability

Sydney, April 20, 2010 – Wavelink Communications, a leading distributor of IP, wireless and communication solutions, has announced the introduction of the Polycom® KIRK® 60-series handsets – the latest addition to Polycom´s KIRK® DECT wireless handset portfolio.

The Polycom® KIRK® 60-handset series provides a robust and application-enabled solution, ideal for integrating with safety and production systems in manufacturing and industrial environments.

Designed to meet the needs of a mobile workforce working in harsh environments, the ruggedised Polycom® KIRK® 6020 and 6040 handsets combine maximum functionality with high durability. The handsets feature an IP64 industrial rating, ensuring resistance to dirt, dust and splashing water.

To enhance communication in noisy environments, the Polycom® KIRK® 60-series handsets come with a vibrating option and a headset jack with amplifier for large headsets. In addition to the headset jack, the KIRK® 6040 also features Bluetooth support for wireless headset connection.

Lone workers and people requiring assistance can summon help immediately via the handsets’ alarm button. The KIRK® 6040 also features a rip cord alarm, as well as automatic alarms such as ‘man down’, no movement, and running detection.

Easily recognisable alarm icons in the handset display ensure that communication is clear and immediately understood. The handsets’ large, high quality TFT colour displays, provide a clear view from all angles, and because each alarm category has a unique LED colour, users can easily determine the type of emergency – even if the phone is sitting in a belt clip.

The graphical colour icons used in the new Polycom® KIRK® 60-series handsets free workers from language boundaries and can be understood worldwide. The graphical interface thereby improves communication by offering an intuitive and easy-to-use handset menu.

Ilan Rubin, director, Wavelink Communications said, “Industrial environments have very specific requirements with regards to their mobile devices. Polycom have taken a huge step forward by introducing these robust handsets which will enhance user safety in the most challenging of workplaces.”


About Wavelink
Wavelink Communications ( specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge IP, wireless and communication solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Polycom, Digium and Meru Networks.

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. is the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere. Please visit for more information.