It wasn’t that long ago when the under $99 space was a barren wasteland. Fearful of market perception, manufacturers scoffed at the thought of offering an IP phone under $99.
Then came two new brave market entrants – Grandstream and Sipura. Both introduced entry level IP phones under $99.
The offerings were instantly a hit with the growing open source telephony community that was desperate for a low cost alternative to Cisco and Polycom.
Sipura was eventually purchased by Linksys (now Cisco Small Business). And Grandstream?
They’ve continued to be a dominant force within the open source telephony community, even expanding their product line upstream into the executive’s office. Oh and let’s not forget their growing line of video phones.
Today, the under $99 space is completely different. As the market has moved on to the mainstream prosumer, demand for IP phones with more palpable price points has increased.
Every major player in the VoIP equipment space has an offering, even Polycom and Cisco. And competition is fierce.
Enter the Grandstream GXP285
That’s why it should come as no surprise that Grandstream – the one time ruthless ruler of the under $99 space – has announced their new GXP285.
The Grandstream GXP285 is not just a sub $99 IP phone. The Grandstream GXP285 is result of years of work that Grandstream has done in this space.
In the Grandstream GXP285 you will find the latest in IP phone technology.
- SIP Based
- HD Voice
- Single line with dual line appearances
- 128 X32 graphical LCD screen
- Dual 10/100 Ethernet ports
- Power over Ethernet
- High quality speakerphone
- XML capabilities
Plus the Grandstream GXP285 has broad interoperability with most of the leading IP PBX, Softswitch platforms and 3rd party SIP devices on the market and can be easily auto provisioned for mass deployment. Essentially everything you could want in a general use IP phone.
The Grandstream GXP285 is due out in early July and with a MSRP of $95 USD the GXP285 will likely be seen on the streets for around $80 USD. This makes the GXP285 a compelling opponent to popular offerings like the Polycom IP 331, Cisco SPA502G and Aastra 6730i.
For more information or to pick one up today on pre-sale, visit the Grandstream GXP285 product page on VoIPSupply.com.