Excellent audio quality, Responsive touchscreen display
The VVX 500 has a standard set of hard keys: a numpad with round buttons that are large and satisfying to use, buttons to control volume, activate headset, speaker, and mute, and finally, a button that takes users to the main 'Home' screen on the touchscreen display.
I purchased these items for both our US and European Operations so I could video conference with my other traders. Upon receipt of this device and upgrading the firmware to the latest it just got stuck. You wait three days to get customer support. End result they say send it back.
If you want to spend more time trying to get a device to work than actually making money using it, then get this phone. Going with Siemens. At least when you have a problem the turn around time is ONE HOUR !
Touch interface needs improvements
Whether you're on board with combining Flickr and desk phone or not, the GXV 3175 is an exciting product. The Internet browser application is the best one we've tried on a desk phone to date. GXV 3175 to GXV 3175 video calling worked seamlessly (no surprise), and there is evidence that video will play nice with others as well. The phone offers so many features that I'm sure we left a lot of stones unturned. Is it perfect?
Cheaper than many other video conferencing hardware
The Polycom VVX 1500 is more than just a 6-line enterprise desk phone. It's a business multimedia phone, which is another way of saying that among other things, it supports video calling and business applications. Weighing in at over 5 pounds, this is easily the biggest and heaviest VoIP phone I've ever tested.
Stylish and easy to use video phone
The VVX 1500 has a great range of features and is easy to configure. Full support is currently limited under most SIP server platforms, but video call routing is easily handled via a TFTP contacts directory, so this doesn't put too much of a crimp on its usefulness. Unfortunately, at over Â£650 (exc. VAT), it's painfully expensive compared to any IP video phone on the market short of Cisco's Â£1,480 7985G.
Excellent audio performance, Very user-friendly
The IP 6000 looks almost identical to the older IP 4000 model, a phone that was released almost 10 years ago. I would have much rather preferred the redesign given to some of the other Soundstation phones - the IP 5000 and IP 7000 look sleek! The IP 6000 closely resembles a tripod, with a microphone at each of the three endpoints to ensure equal sensitivity to sound input from all directions (~4m microphone pickup range). A large speaker sits at the top for the ringer and audio output.
Item was not new as offered
The item was previously used but offered as if it were new. To set it up has been a big problem as it is password blocked so new firmware must be downloaded but the version managed by the phone is old so the one available it Cisco right now is not useful. I have not been able set the phone to use it as it should have brought at least the passwords stablished by the previous user/administrator.
Unless the seller confirms firmware pre-installed is 8.5 or higher, the SIP features will not work seamlessly. Phone comes with standard SCCP (cisco proprietary) settings and TFTP upgrade to higher firmware is cumbersome and requires high technical knowledge. Avoid this phone if you plan a hosted or cloud based SIP trunking feature for your business. Beware of sellers who will pawn you old stock phones from their unsold inventory. Ensure phone manufacture dates are May 2012 or later. Good Luck.
Very affordable - A lot of bang for your buck
The Grandstream GXP 2020 Enterprise SIP phone is in the company's GXP series of phones, a line that focuses on devices that are "feature rich, auto-provisionable for mass deployment, easy to use and competitively priced". The company specializes in very affordable VoIP equipment and the GXP 2020 is no exception. At around $80, this phone is probably one of the most affordable 'executive class' phones on the market.
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