Grandstream Networks (News - Alert), Inc. has been dedicated to providing businesses with SIP Unified Communications products and solutions since 2002. The purpose of these products is to help companies become more productive, no matter what size they are. In Grandstream’s latest move to provide these cost-effective solutions, it has introduced its new GXP1700 series of IP phones for growing businesses. The line is designed with mid-range call capacity and functionality at a competitive price—offering smaller, growing businesses quality that can compete with larger corporations.
Grandstream believes that all companies deserve quality phones, not just big companies. That’s why is has decided to introduce this new line of phones. “Growing businesses need attractive phones with HD audio quality and most of the features that large enterprises enjoy for a limited budget,” said David Li (News - Alert), CEO of Grandstream. “That is exactly what the GXP1700 series delivers: advanced VoIP telephony features, superb audio quality presented with a beautiful physical design yet at an amazing price. We are very excited to release our first ever mid-range phone series that offers the best mix of design, performance and values.”
There are three models that make up the GXP1700 series—the GXP1760, GXP1780 and GXP1782. The main differences between each version are the amount of supported lines, SIP accounts and digital BLF options. One model, the GXP1782, even comes with Gigabit speeds.
The GXP1760 supports six lines and three SIP accounts, as well as 24 digitally programmable BLF/speed-dial keys. It also has dual-switched 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports. Meanwhile, the GXP1780 and GXP1782 support eight lines and four IP accounts, as well as 32 digitally programmable BLF/speed-dial keys. The GXP1780, like the GXP1760, has dual-switched 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports, while the GXP1782 has dual Gigabit ports and integrated PoE.
Each version offers a 200x80 backlit graphic LCD with a glass cover, ergonomic handset and keypad design. They all also have four XML programmable context sensitive soft keys and six/eight dual-color line keys. Additionally, they offer wide-and HD audio that is supported by the handset/speakerphone/headset, along with five-way voice conferencing and support for Plantronics (News - Alert) EHS headsets. Each model also has large phonebook capacity, holding up to 2000 contacts, and an extensive call history.
Since the phone line is designed for growing businesses, it’s only reasonable that the three models offer room for expansion. USB ports are available for future add-on dongles, and there is a Kensington Security Slot for anti-theft protection. Additionally, because integration is a key component for any growing company, they also support a variety of auto-provisioning options including TR-069, XML configuration files, Auto-Discover and Zero Config when used with a Grandstream UCM series IP PBX (News - Alert), TFTP/HTTP/HTTPS and more.
All in all, Grandstream’s new series of IP phones has a lot to offer growing businesses. The company firmly believes in giving startups and smaller businesses all the tools they need to expand and keep up with larger corporations, and Grandstream is putting that belief into practice with these new offerings.
Edited by Maurice Nagle