The Grandstream GVC3200 is a video conferencing system with support for popular video conferencing protocols and platforms right out of the box. The GVC3200 is a standalone device, but it must be coupled with a speakerphone for full video conferencing functionality. Any USB or bluetooth speakerphone can be used with the GVC3200.
The GVC3200 comes with Grandstream's GAC2500, an Android-based conference phone, so you won't have to go searching for additional parts as soon as you take the device out of the box. But it's up to you if you want to use a different speakerphone or not. This review will focus entirely on the GVC3200, but if you're interested in the GAC2500, check out our review here.
The HTek UC862 is an enterprise level desk phone that’s suitable for standard office users. The UC862 is yet another IP phone featuring a color display, which seems to be a trend across the industry (see our reviews of the Grandstream GXP2170 and the Yealink T49G). It's slightly bigger and more expensive than the HTek UC842 from the same series.
The SIP VP-T49G is Yealink’s newest collaborative video phone. As part of the high-end T4X series offered by Yealink, it's an evolutionary leap over the VP-2009 model we’ve used in the past. The VP-2009 was Yealink’s first attempt at combining video calling with SIP phones, and it’s clear that the T49G is a more mature device.
The HTek UC842 is a color IP phone built for decision makers. The UC842 is positioning itself on the cusp of traditional desk phones and the touch screen hybrids we've reviewed as of late. In one sense, it's keeping the old desk phone architecture, and avoiding a touch screen interface. But the phone's color display certainly makes the device more graphically exciting.
The Grandstream GXP2170 is an enterprise IP phone geared towards high volume users. The GXP2170's most unique features are the 12 multipurpose keys that function as any feature the phone offers. This feature list includes BLF, speed dial, voicemail, and others covered in the review. There are 48 different features that can be progammed to these function keys in all. We'll talk about them more in the Features section.
The Grandstream DP750 is a long-range DECT VoIP base station with the capacity to host up to 5 DP720 cordless DECT handsets. DECT is a radio technology used for voice data devices such as cordless phones. The DP750/DP720 set features up to 10 SIP accounts, with up to 10 lines per handset and up to 5 concurrent calls, along with 3-way audio conferencing. The DECT base station features integrated PoE, while the DP720 handsets includes HD audio, with G722 and Opus support, along with full duplex speakerphones, and a 3.5mm headset jack. The DP750/DP720 claims a range of 50 meters indoors, and 300 meters outdoors.
Thanks to Grandstream, we were able to test the DP750/DP720 before it enters the market. What do users have to look forward to when the DP750/DP720 hits the shelves? We conducted a thorough phone review to find out.
The Yealink T48G is designed to handle demanding integrated communications needs. Yealink claims that the T48G was crafted with a "future-proofed infrastructure investment," jargon essentially meaning that the phone will not fall into obsolescence in the coming years. But the T48G surpasses standard desk phones in many ways, offering comprehensive features such as 16 VoIP accounts and TLS, SRTP, HTTPS, 802.1x, Open VPN and AES encryption.
The Panasonic KX-TGP600 is the newest iteration of the TGP series of DECT phones from Panasonic. As a cordless IP phone solution, the TGP600 offers increased mobility and versatility for wireless phones. And its ability to handle 8 simultaneous calls is pretty mind boggling compared to the bare bones entry level phones we've been reviewing in the prior months.
The Polycom VVX 201 is a low cost entry level business media phone suitable for common areas and cubicle workers. Similar to the Polycom VVX 101 in design and execution, the device is ultimately a mid range baseline phone that brings Polycom's high standards to a basic option.
The Polycom VVX 101 is the entry level phone in the successor line to the Polycom Soundpoint IP. The previous VVX line was a wonderful leap forward in design and functionality, which utilized recent software innovations to inspire designs in hardware. Polycom also engaged in forward thinking with the release of its UC 4.0 software.