The Polycom VVX D60 is Polycom’s first DECT phone for the VVX series. In Polycom's words, the VVX D60 "leverages previous IT infrastructure investments" to work. In our words, this is a phone that needs another phone to operate. Specifically, the VVX D60 requires a VVX, 3XX, 4XX, 5XX or 6XX Polycom phone to function.
Zoiper is an audio/video softphone app for desktop and mobile devices. It's currently available on Mac, PC, Linux, Android, and iOS. The softphone app is designed for a variety of users, including individuals, service providers, call centers, or any organization looking for a business grade phone app. In addition to audio and video calling, Zoiper also supports instant messaging, BLF, presence, and faxing.
Grandstream Wave is a free softphone app that aims to bolster remote working and replace cell phone services. Wave allows you to make and receive calls on your business or residential SIP accounts on any Android or iOS device. The app can operate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Wave seeks to rid your phone of costly cell phone bills, relying on VoIP and instead of aging cell phone networks.
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.
We’re big fans of the most recent phones from Yealink. When we heard Yealink had a new conference phone, we were interested to see how the company would add innovation to a device that is notoriously resistant to redesign. The Yealink CP860 is the company's first foray into the conference phone market.
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.