Jitsi Desktop for Ubuntu is a mature open source soft phone that has been under development since 2003 (in its original incarnation as SIP Communicator). It's maintained by the Jitsi community, which now also supports several other projects focused on video conferencing.
Renamed to Jitsi Desktop from Jitsi phone, it offers support for AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, IPP, IPTel, IRC and XMPP, so it functions as a unified communications program. Perhaps the most exciting feature is that Jitsi features desktop sharing, which is an interesting use of video telephony.
The SIP-T58V is the newest high-end media phone from Yealink. The phone boasts the best video communication and screen we have yet seen for a desk phone. The T58V comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touch screen and support for up to 16 VoIP accounts. The phone also has built-in Bluetooth 4.0+ for headsets and mobile devices. This device is ready, right out of the box, for serious business-grade voice and video calls.
Zoiper for Android is a VoIP softphone for Android devices, including phones and tablets. Zoiper supports IAX and SIP. It's primed for remote working, and is capable of fully replacing a desk phone. There are two versions of the softphone, a free version and a premium version. The premium (gold) version includes wideband codecs, conferencing, encryption (ZRTP), and call transfer at $8.49. We'll make a distinction between the free and premium version throughout the article.
Can Zoiper for Android truly replace a desk phone? And how does it live up to other softphones such as Bria and Grandstream Wave? We performed a comprehensive review to find out.
The following pre-release review was conducted in May 2017 as part of Grandstream's Beta Club. The Grandstream DP720 wireless VoIP handset and Grandstream DP750 base station was used to conduct the review.
The Grandstream DP760 is a powerful wideband DECT repeater that pairs with Grandstream’s DP750 DECT base station for extended mobility and range. The DP760 claims to add an additional range of 300 meters outdoors and 50 meters indoors to give users the freedom to move around work or home environments.
This following review was conducted in April 2017.
The VTech VSP76 ErisTerminal® SIP Deskset is a mid-range SIP phone that can register up to six SIP accounts. With 32 programmable keys, dual Gigiabit Ethernet ports, local call recording, and DECT 6.0 support, VTech seems to have stacked this phone with some impressive features, considering the price range. Does the phone deliver everything it advertises? Read our full review to find out.
The Digium D60 is an entry-level IP phone developed for Switchvox and Asterix PBX systems, but supports open SIP standards making it usable by any SIP phone system. The Digium D60 has many standard business phone features, including 4 feature keys, 4 context-sensitive keys, and 2 lines. The device is meant for deployment in offices that don't experience frequent call traffic.
The Yealink SIP-T19P E2 is a redesign of an earlier model, the Yealink SIP-T19P, which is on its way to being discontinued. The newer model preserves the popular features of the legacy phone, while expanding its capabilities and adding tweaks.
The Yealink SIP-T19P E2 is an entry-level device with better functionality than other similar low cost options. The phone offers a single SIP line, with full call control functionality and HD codecs, making it ideal for low call volumes. This device would work well in a home office, a public waiting room, or any non-intensive calling environment.
The VTech VSP715 is an entry-level phone from VTech. It can register up to two SIP accounts and can be powered with PoE or an optional AC adaptor. The deskphone also has 10/100 dual Ethernet ports and supports the G.722 voice codec for HD quality calling.
As part of our VoIP Phone Reviews program, we have looked at many basic deskphones in the past. To see how the VTech VSP715 fared against other popular brands and models, we conducted the following review to evaluate the phone's design, features, compatibility, and more.
The following review was conducted in March 2017 for the beta version of the Grandstream GDS3710.
The GDS3710 is an IP Video Door System that also serves as a high-definition IP surveillance camera and IP intercom to offer facility access control and security monitoring. The GDS3710 also enables voice communication between the device and a chosen extension.
The following review was conducted in February 2017.
VTech is a relative newcomer to the SIP business phone scene. They’ve had a long history of making wireless phones, so their release of a wireless DECT SIP phone seemed like a bit of a gimme.
We were lucky enough to be sent several VTech models, including the the VSP600 ErisTerminal® SIP DECT base station, as well as VSP601 cordless headsets and a VSP608 cordless deskset. The VSP608 is interesting, because it only needs a power connection to operate, and not an Ethernet connection.