The following review was conducted in February 2017.
The VTech VSP726 is a mid-range SIP phone that can register up to 4 SIP accounts. The phone features PoE capabilities, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and comes with local call recording. It supports the G.722 codec and provides HD quality voice.
The following review was conducted in January 2017.
Counterpath's Bria for Mac is the macOS equivalent of the venerable softphone that's known to Android, iPhone, Linux, and other operating systems. The current iteration for Mac supports HD voice and video calling, click to call, speakerphone, mute, transfer, 3-way calling, and up to 3,000 presence-based contacts.
The HTek UCUC924 is a color enterprise IP phone that can register up to 4 SIP accounts, along with 8 line keys, and 5-way voice conferencing. The target users for this phone are corporate staff, administrative assistants, and employees working with bandwidth-intensive application on collocated PCs.
This is a review of Bria for iPad Version 3.8.1, the latest version available in the iTunes store as of 1/5/17.
Bria for iPad is a softphone developed with the power user in mind, marketing itself as a business productivity application. It offers several multitasking features that allows users to work on other iPad apps while maintaining voice and video communications.
Bria for iPad targets the traveling business user, and has some business class features, such as as automated call recording, presence, call forwarding, selective contact integration with Facebook and Google, and VPN support.
The following review was conducted in December 2016.
The first product in the new line of Grandstream networking equipment is the GWN7610, a wireless access point, soon to be followed by the GWN7600. This device can be used to connect wireless devices to your local network. In this review, we take a look at the GWN7610's design, features, setup, and more.
Note: The following review discusses Bria for Android version 188.8.131.52750
The following review was conducted in October 2016
Bria is a long established softphone app produced by Counterpath. The app is now available on almost every mobile platform, including iOS, Android, iPad, and PC. We wanted to see how Bria for Android stacked up, so we had our team take it for a test drive.
The following review was conducted in August 2016.
The HTek UC926 is an executive IP phone with a modern design and a custom Texas Instruments chipset. As a mid-range device, the UC926 straddles an advanced feature set, but ultimately strives for economy in both price and form. The UC926 is targeted for office workers who receive a calls on a semi-regular to consistent basis.
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 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.