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Polycom is known within the telephony market for both their analog and VoIP conference phones.  This post will focus on three current models of VoIP conference phones that Polycom offers. 

These Polycom phones offer a variety of solutions that are designed for any size conference rooms, allowing for interactive multiple person calls without sacrificing the quality of the call. 

They all come with Polycom HD voice technology, have the ability for desktop paging and also have standard voicemail, hold and mute buttons.  The phones can be powered through a standard AC power connection and via a Power over Ethernet switch as well.

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Grandstream GXV3140 Overview

grandstream GXV3140The Grandstream GXV3140 is the latest release from Grandstream’s video telecommunications line, and is quite an upgrade to the previously released GXV3000 series.  The GXV3140 is the first dual stack desktop multimedia phone from any manufacturer to be compatible with both native Skype and SIP open standards for free voice and video calling.  Its feature set is designed to allow the user to keep in visual contact with colleagues, family and friends by offering free two-way or three-way video calling along with real-time instant access to a variety of web and popular social multimedia applications.

As Grandstream puts it:  “We are extremely happy to share with our worldwide customers that Grandstream’s GXV3140 is the first desktop multimedia phone to be compatible

Yealink VP-2009P Overview

yealink vp-2009pAs the popularity of video telecommunications continues to grow, so do the makes and models of IP video phones.  To go along with the more well known offerings from Polycom and Grandstream, Yealink has jumped into the market with their own entry – the VP-2009P.  The Yealink VP-2009P has the sleek look and style of the other Yealink desk phones and is reasonably priced, with a price point sitting between similar models from Grandstream and Polycom.  With a large 7” touchscreen LCD display, support for both h.263 and h.264 video codecs, as well as support for the wideband G.722 audio codec, the Yealink VP-200P is looking to position itself as one of the leaders in the desktop video phone market.…

In my last two posts I discussed the features and highlights of the Polycom video conferencing units HDX 4000 and HDX 6004.

Now it’s time to take a look at the Polycom video phone, VVX1500.

Polycom VVX1500 Multimedia Phone

While this offering from Polycom can accurately be called a video phone, as it is a phone that has video capabilities, Polycom calls it a “Business Media Phone.”  Call it what you will, it measures up to Polycom’s usual high standards of excellence while combining audio and video in one desktop unit.

The VVX1500 is a SIP video phone with great audio and video quality that uses relatively low bandwidth and is becoming very popular in the small business space.   It has a high …

polycom hdx 6004The Polycom HDX 6004 series is an entry-level model of Polycom’s premier products in their room telepresence lineup, which is designed for small group environments.  The system, which does not include a monitor, delivers Polycom’s UltlimateHD experience with HD video, voice and content sharing capabilities.

HDX 6004 Series Overview

The HDX 6004 is a plug-and-play system that is easy to install and use, while only requiring simple connectivity.  HDMI output allows for quick and seamless integration with high definition displays via a single cable, and the standards-based Polycom People+Content (which was discussed in an earlier posting about the HDX 4000) allows users to easily share high quality documents, spreadsheets and multimedia content.

The high quality audio is delivered by top of the line Polycom …

The HDX 4000 series is one of Polycom’s premier products in their video conferencing lineup.  These are desktop machines with both HD (HDX 4002) and standard definition (HDX 4001) models.

HDX 4000 Series Overview

Polycom is known the world over for building high quality products, and this unit measures up to Polycom’s usual high standards in a big way.  This desktop device has a 20.1” high definition widescreen display and is driven by a box which is basically a small form factor PC.

The high quality camera is located at the top of the monitor.  The audio is HD as well and comes equipped with the Polycom Siren 22 Technology for high-fidelity stereo sound.  Four powerful speakers and two widely spaced …

In previous posts I discussed some of the benefits of wireless VoIP, as well as how to design your wireless VoIP network.

Now it’s time to look into choosing the wireless VoIP phone that is right for you. Before selecting a phone there are several factors that you should consider. Things such as why you are looking for a wireless IP phone, what type of phone you require, who will be using it, what is the budget, and what do you expect and need out of the phone should all be thought out prior to purchase.…

In my last post I discussed the benefits of utilizing wireless VoIP in both a WiFi environment and a cordless DECT environment.

Both types provide users the freedom of mobility while still being able to have constant access to their telephone.  Now we will look at how to go about designing and setting up a wireless VoIP system.   Since the cordless DECT phones have a base station that is directly connected to the network with CAT5 cabling, this post will focus on setting up a wireless network for WiFi phones.…

Most people have grown accustomed to having mobile communications through the use of a cellular phone. For many, the next logical progression is to find a way to have that same luxury but at a cheaper cost.

That’s where wireless VoIP comes into play via WiFi phones, which require a wireless access point, and DECT phones, which utilize a base station with a direct internet connection and a wireless handset.

Both of these methods of wireless VoIP have their advantages depending on the application required.  Let’s take a closer look at each of them.…

In today’s world, more and more businesses and organizations of all types and sizes are utilizing video conferencing to conduct meetings that in the past could only be held in person.  Video conferencing can be advantageous in many different ways, and countless new systems are being deployed every day as the technology continues to grow in popularity.

However, before people go out and purchase all the equipment they need to deploy a system, they need to consider several factors which will help guide them in their purchasing decision.  Listed below are some important aspects of any video conferencing project that need to be considered prior to installation.…