We recently evaluated the new CyberData SIP Paging Server with Bell Scheduler. This is a bit different from our typical phone reviews, as it is not an endpoint, but a system for sending pages to other SIP devices, including bells, intercoms, and phones. It's designed for schools, warehouses, and other locations where pages and intercom messages are frequently dispatched.
Here's an excerpt from the review:
The CyberData SIP Paging Server is a good, inexpensive piece of equipment which does what it means to do quite well. The bell scheduler feature allows users to set up messages in advance, including pre-selected recordings. It also comes with a Polycom Mode that allows it to page Polycom phones, and it can be manually configured to work with other IP phone models as well.
We found that we needed to consult the Operations Guide during the setup process, as not everything was intuitive. There were a few small hiccups, but nothing we could consistently recreate to try and troubleshoot. As this is a new device with new firmware, it should get better and more reliable over time. Overall, the CyberData SIP Paging Server is a solid device that will work well for schools, warehouses, and other locations where regular announcements and urgent notifications are required.