Grandstream Announces Touch Screen IP Multimedia Phone

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-12-21
 
 
 

IP voice and video telephony and video surveillance solutions specialist Grandstream Networks announced the newest member of the GXV31xx series VoIP multimedia phones, the GXV3175 desktop IP multimedia telephone with a 7-in. touch screen LCD. Aimed at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), this sibling to the Skype-certified GXV3140 offers video telephony capabilities with enhanced picture sharpness, HD audio quality, and a variety of business productivity, casual entertainment, and social networking applications embedded in the phone.

Featuring 3-lines with up to 3 SIP accounts plus a free peer-to-peer IPVideoTalk service out of the box, the GXV3175 also includes a 1.3 mega pixel tiltable CMOS camera with privacy shutter, dual 10M/100M Ethernet ports with integrated PoE, integrated WiFi (802.11b/g/n), dual USB ports, SD port, stereo audio and TV output, headset jack, and stylus pen. The phone also offers video conferencing projection, allowing connection to a digital TV for larger caller projection. The GXV3175 is available for purchase by the end of this month through Grandstream's distribution channels at a suggested price of $349.

"The GXV3175 is an impressive value as it supports HD Voice, multiple SIP accounts, high quality video conferencing with TV output, WiFi, a Webkit-based Web browser, widgets and cloud-based photo album/social network connectivity," said Rich Tehrani, CEO and group editor-in-chief of Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC). "The 7-in. color touch screen coupled with a single home button makes the phone easy-to-use - like a smartphone, in fact. In terms of bang for the buck, Grandstream has shown once again it can deliver a good looking phone with lots of features at a reasonable price level."

The appliance also offers a touch-and-swipe user interface with built-in infotainment and social networking applications, a full Web browser, personalized local weather, news, stock, currencies, games, thousands of online radio channels, support for video and music streaming service such as YouTube and Last.fm, home automation and monitoring, slide show, digital photo frame, Web photo albums such as Yahoo, Flickr, Photobucket and Phanfare, social networking applications such as Facebook and Twitter (pending), instant messaging (IM) with Yahoo, MSN, Google (pending), and others.

The phone also offers a number of business productivity tools such as calendar, visual phone book directory, visual BLF extension and fast-dial keys, visual ring tone, mechanism for streaming multimedia advertisements, and HTML/JavaScript based SDK/API for more advanced custom application development.

A company release noted the phone is interoperable with most third party SIP devices, major IPPBX or softswitch platforms, supports strong security protection using HTTPS/TLS/SRTP/OpenVPN, and can be auto-provisioned using TR-069 standard for large volume deployment in enterprise or service providers' networks.

"The Internet has become an integral part of many businesses activities and people's lives," said David Li, CEO of Grandstream. "Besides mobile phones, there is an emerging demand for an easy-to-use, always-on desktop communication device that provides instant access to people's growing online communication needs for their business and personal lives without a PC. We are very excited to announce the GXV3175 touch screen IP multimedia phone that offers a stunning experience of high impact visual and versatile communications for the enterprise and home market."

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