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1608 IP Telephones and 1408 Digital Telephones and 1408 Digital Telephones  

This telephone is best suited for the Everyday user.



Works on:

IP Office






clip0043 (R5 and above)




clip0043 (in future)



On the 1600 line, only the 1608-I version with improved display is available today.

The Avaya 1408/1608 supports 8 line appearances / feature keys. Each of the buttons includes dual LEDs (red, green) providing explicit status for the user. For a familiar look and feel, the 1408/1608 includes several fixed feature keys for common telephone tasks including conference, transfer, drop, hold, and mute. In addition, the 1408/1608 includes a high quality two-way speakerphone, and supports a broad portfolio of Avaya wired and wireless headsets through its integrated headset jack.

The 1408/1608 features a context sensitive user interface along with three softkeys and a four-way navigation cluster – ideal for scrolling through the local contacts list or call logs. The display on the 1408/1608 measures three lines by 24 characters and is backlit for easier viewing in all lighting conditions.

The newly introduced 1608-I is functionally equal to the 1608 but features a higher quality graphical display with white backlight, identical to the display of the digital 1416 telephone.


Common Features:

o Backlit display – 3 rows by 24 characters. Green backlight for 1608, white backlight for 1608-I, 1408.
o Dual position flip stand.
Fixed Buttons: 15 plus Four-way navigation cluster button.
o Volume up/down (separate volume levels for the handset, speaker, and ringer), Mute button, Speaker button, Headset button.
o Avaya Menu button (options and settings access), Telephony application button – to return to main telephone screen.
o Hold button, Conference button, Transfer button, Drop button.
o Contacts button, Call log button, Redial button, quick-access voicemail Message button.
Programmable/Contextual buttons: 11.
o 8 line appearance/feature key buttons – with dual LEDs (red, green) and paper labels (Printing tool available). Note: For typical installs, the first 3 buttons are reserved for standard call appearances; a minimum of 2 call appearance buttons is needed for standard operation.
o Three contextual softkey buttons.
Key Labels: Icons and text used on fixed feature keys.
Features Menu: Mobile cell phone style menu with access to most often used features like Call Forwarding, Park, Settings, etc. On screen status indication for activated features like call forwarding.
Speakerphone: High quality two-way handsfree speaker and microphone.
Hearing Aid Compatible: Yes - ergonomic hearing aid compatible handset also supporting TTY acoustic coupler.
Message Waiting Indicator: Yes - also useable as a ringing call alert indicator.
Personalized Ring Patterns: Yes - 8.
Headset Socket: Yes.
Embedded Applications:
o Centralized call log and contact application, fully transparent between 1408/1608/1416/1616 phone, 9600 telephones and Avaya one-X™ Portal for IP Office.
o Contacts application (up to 100 entries) and Call Log (Missed, Incoming, Outgoing, up to 30 calls).
o Access to company directory and Visual Voice applications on IP Office.
Upgradeable Firmware: Yes.
Expansion: None.
Color: Black.
Mounting: Desk or wall mountable with optional wall mount adapter.


Requirements for 1408:

Connect to: Digital Station (DS) port.
Power Supply: From phone system.


Requirements for IP interface (1608, 1608-I):

Power Supply: IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) class 2 device or optional wall plug local power supply.
Codecs/audio: G.711, G.729a/b, Dynamic Jitter buffer, Echo Cancellation, Comfort Noise, Automatic Gain Control.
QoS Options: UDP Port Selection, DiffServ and 802.1p/q (VLAN).
SNMP Support: Yes.
IP Address Assignment: Static or dynamic IP address assignment.
Ethernet Ports: Ethernet (10/100) line interface with a secondary 10/100 port for co-located laptop or PC with VLAN separation.
o Well suited for everyday use, where typically smaller sized data files transferred (web, email file attachments) or less demanding data-transfer application/usage (thus less sensitive to data transfer completion times).
o For highly demanding data traffic processing with large amounts of small packets we recommend the 1616 phone for full speed data throughput.
o Support of optional Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.


Language Support:

1408/1608: Supports the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Russian (English and four of the other languages at once in the phone).