Over in Germany for CeBIT, Grandstream Networks announced the GXP212 Enterprise HD IP phone. The new phone includes electronic hook switch (EHS) support for Plantronics headsets.
Users can dial using only the buttons on the handset, so one doesn’t need to touch the desktop keypad. Other features include 4 line keys with up to 4 SIP accounts, 24+4 programmable speed-dial/BLF keys, broad interoperability with “major” SIP platforms such as Broadsoft and Digium Asterisk, 5-way conferencing, and “superior HD audio.”
The phone is built using DSP Group’s XciteR chipset and includes support for full-duplex hands-free speakerphone with advanced acoustic echo cancellation. There’s also dual 10/100 Ethernet ports with integrated PoE, a 240×120 backlit graphical LCD, integrated real-time web apps, a large phonebook for up 2,000 contacts and call history for up to 500 records.
Availability of the new phone is expected by the end of March 2012 through Grandstream’s distribution channels at a list price of $169.