We have purchased a handful of the new D80’s for testing in our pure Asterisk environment (versions 11, 13, and 14) and already have a large number of users that desperately want one on their desk just based on looks alone. We would love to start deploying these but need to know if there are any plans in the near term to have an incarnation of the Digium Phone API added to this line of phones. We have built an Active Directory integrated phone number directory system using the API for our D40, D70, and D60 models that works really well and is heavily used and we don’t want to lose that functionality for the D80’s.
We also have deployed several of the more exotic Smart BLF functions for our D70 users. The D80’s don’t currently support many of those features either.
Can someone at Digium give me any idea of future plans for the D80 line and, if they exist, what the timeframes for rollout might be? Thanks!