From the SIP Trunking Experts

December 09, 2015

Grandstream's New Conferencing Phone Leverages the Power of Android

By Rory Lidstone
Contributing Writer


Since 2002, Grandstream Networks (News - Alert) has been among the top providers of SIP unified communications solutions. And yet, with the release of their latest and greatest HD conference phone, the GAC2500 Business Conference phone, the company claims to have once again raised the bar for aural quality and application flexibility for business conferencing.

Those may seem like bold words, but backed by Grandstream’s reputation and the fact that this new phone is Android based, the claim makes perfect sense. In addition, the GAC2500 is packed with a range of innovative features simply not found in other conferencing phones, features like Smart Application Integration and mobility support.

The release of the GAC2500 comes less than a month after Grandstream Networks was declared a top tech company by Deloitte (News - Alert) as part of its 2015 North America Technology Fast 500 list.

“The GAC2500 will transform the business conference phone market,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks. “It can be used to hold a SIP, Skype (News - Alert) or Google Hangouts conference. The GAC2500 can also be used as a conference bridge between the two, it can connect to any Bluetooth devices, it can be taken anywhere and connect to a WiFi (News - Alert) network—the business possibilities are endless. Combining these capabilities with the power of Android, the GAC2500 will redefine the business conferencing experience.”

With the power and flexibility of Android 4.4, the GAC2500 offers a rich foundation, providing businesses with unprecedented application power and customizability. Smart Application Integration, for example, makes having full access to popular Android apps like Skype and Google (News - Alert) Hangouts something special as these apps can be bridged with a SIP call.

Mobility support, meanwhile, means the GAC2500 supports Bluetooth headsets, can be paired with any Bluetooth audio device—including mobile phones and PCs—for use as a Bluetooth speakerphone, and can be connected to any Wi-Fi network. Add in a built-in, 7-way conferencing bridge, support for six SIP accounts, and intuitive user interface and more, and you’ve got what may be Grandstream’s finest offering to date.

Grandstream Networks is a Platinum sponsor of TMC’s ITEXPO conference, coming to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Jan 25-28, 2016.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere