Grandstream Networks (www.grandstream.com) is offering two new HD voice handsets, with one listing at $49; the other at $55.
The GXP1100 and 1105 are targeted at SMB and the hospitality industry as affordable entry-level HD voice SIP phones; it should be noted Grandstream dips into ambiguity by using the phrase “HD audio” as well as using “HD voice” in the release.
Regardless, the two models support advanced features such as security protection using TLS/SRTP/HTTPS, 802.1x, automated provisioning using AES encrypted XML configuration file and TR069, and comprehensive voice codecs including G.722 for HD voice.
The GXP1100 supports a single SIP account, up to 2 calls, 4 programmable keys, has a single 10/100 network port and has an average power consumption of less than 1W. For a few dollars more, the GXP1105 rolls in integrated power over Ethernet.
Both phones will be commercially available through Grandstream’s worldwide distribution channels by the first half of September 2011.