Asterisk and other SIP-based IP communications platforms are making major inroads with businesses of all shapes and sizes. One of the under-served feature areas in SIP-based communications is “mobility”. Many business VoIP users are looking for SIP endpoint devices that are not tethered to the desktop, and allow them to manage their phone communications while on the go within the workplace environment. In industries such as retail, warehousing, and health care user mobility is not a future consideration when choosing an VoIP phone system platform– it is a must have.

Hitachi, Linksys, UTStarcom and other vendors have attempted to address the need for mobility by introducing wireless SIP phones that connect to the LAN via WiFi, typically 802.11g wireless protocol. There are many inherent limitations …

The Linksys CIT400 is a Dual-Mode Dect Phone For Use With Skype

Stephen Pinches, over at Skype Gear, has an excellent review of the Linksys CIT400. The Linksys CIT400 is a Dual-Mode DECT phone that allows users to send and receive both Skype and PSTN calls, making it an excellent solution for residential users looking for Skype hardware.

According to Stephen,

“The CIT400 is perfect for people who still rely on their old-style phone network, but also want to make cheap Skype-to-Skype and Skype-to-other phone numbers calls. Additionally, the CIT400 offers access to Skype Voicemail, as well as being able to search for users, accept or decline incoming buddy requests, view the basic details of users’ profiles and also quickly and easily see how

Introduction to the Polycom IP430

The Polycom IP 430 is an enterprise-grade IP phone, The SoundPoint® IP 430 is designed to meet the telephony needs of general business users – cubicle workers that conduct a low-to-medium volume of calls – by delivering a robust feature set encompassing traditional telephony features such as call, park, pick-up, hold and transfer, as well as more advanced capabilities such as shared call / bridged line appearance, multiple call appearances, and presence.

Polycom IP430 Features

The Polycom IP430 is a two-line desktop IP phone that delivers the outstanding voice quality and smoothness of natural two-way conversations with its full-duplex speakerphone featuring the Polycom Acoustic Clarity Technology.

• 2 lines
• 132 x 46 pixel graphical LCD with line LED indicators…

Introduction to the Linksys WIP 300

The Linksys WIP 300-NA Wi-Fi IP Phone enables high-quality voice over IP (VoIP) service through a Wireless-G network and high-speed Internet connection. Connect at home, your office, or at a public hotspot, and make low-cost phone calls through your Internet Telephony Service Provider.

Linksys WIP 300 Features

The WIP300 Wireless VoIP Phone operates in the 2.4GHz band, supports 802.11g and the latest VoIP SIP protocols. The large, full-color high resolution display features an intuitive user interface enabling users to easily and quickly configure the handset using Secure Easy Setup (SES).

• Pixel-based display—Provides intuitive access to calling features
• Nine speed dials configurable in the set
• Comfort noise generation (CNG), voice activity detection (VAD), adaptive jitter buffer, and …