Grandstream announces HD voice IP phone for under $100

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Grandstream Networks (www.grandstream.com) has announced an enterprise SIP phone with HD audio for a list price under $100. 

The two line GXP1440 is described as an “entry-level” enterprise desktop SIP phone for $99. It includes HD voice (G.722) audio, plus LCD XML customization, automated provisioning, integrated “personal Web productivity applications,” and advanced security […]

8×8 officially embraces Polycom

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8×8 (www.8×8.com) has officially embraced Polycom (www.polycom.com) phones. 

Initially, 8×8 will be offering the Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 desk phone, an entry-level SIP phone, but 8×8 plans to add additional SoundPoint IP desktop phone, SoundStation IP conference phones – the biggie for many enterprise customers – and Polycom KIRK wireless phones and accessories […]

IT EXPO: Snom adds Microsoft Linc 2010 compatibility; PBX, new cordless DECT HD phone coming

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Los Angeles – snom technologies (www.snom.com) has qualified one phone to work with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 and Microsoft Linc 2010, is rolling out a software-based PBX package for SMBs, and will be coming out with a cordless DECT phone supporting G.722 in the near future.

The snom 300 is […]

VoIP Supply adds dedicated HD voice resources on website

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Disclosure Note: VoIP Supply has engaged in a media swap arrangement with HD Voice News

Hardware reseller VoIP Supply (www.voipsupply.com) has quietly launched a dedicated section on its website to HD voice.  The site includes links to Polycom, AudioCodes, and Aastra’s websites, as well as four pages of tutorials on HD voice.

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Editorial – It is NOT "too early" to get an HD Voice phone

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Tweeting to @DougonIPcomm, @radinfo thinks getting an HD phone is “too early” because there aren’t enough peer-to-peer interconnections right now.

The first part of the premise is wrong, while the second part is — for now — correct.

If a business are currently shopping for an IP PBX/IP telephony and/or VoIP handsets, you would […]

Polycom rounds out HD Voice portfolio at VoiceCon

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At VoiceCon, Polycom announced that it now has a full portfolio of HD voice phones, adding on two under $200 phones, one specifically optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator.  The announcement fulfills the company’s pronouncement in the spring that all of Polycom’s products would support HD Voice by the end of the year.

The Polycom […]

Photos – HD voice handsets at AstriCon 2009

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Glendale AZ & Washington DC – A few examples of the many, many G.722/HD voice capable phones available off-the-shelf today. As noted previously, one had to look carefully to find a non-G.722 phone.

Cisco SPA 5xx IP phone line

Cisco’s SPA5xx line of SMB IP phones all have G.722 built-in.  You’ll note the […]