The Avaya 1608 phone is designed as a deskphone for executives who desire simple phone use, and do not rely on it as their sole form of communication. Compatible with both the IP Office platform (avaya IP500) and the Communications platform, the Avaya 1608 includes the features found only in higher end, more expensive, enterprise class telephones. These features include a bright, backlit display, support for multiple call appearances, 2 way speakers, dual lamp LEDs, fixed feature keys, and a context sensitive user interface with soft keys. And, because of its cost effectiveness, end users gain access to a feature rich telephone, but at a very attractive price point. The 3 line by 24 character display supports 8 line appearances or feature keys. This handset also supports wired and wireless headsets through an integrated headset jack, unlike the 1603. The context sensitive interface, 3 soft keys and four way navigation cluster enhance productivity by allowing users to scroll through local contact lists or call logs.