GrandStream GXV3140 Gets Skype-Certified

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2010-11-15 Email Print this article Print


GrandStream Networks today announced that the GXV3140 IP Multimedia Phone has officially been Skype-certified, allowing users to place and receive Skype audio and video calls directly from a multimedia SIP desk phone.

I reviewed the GXV3140 back in September, while the Skype functionality was still in beta. At that time, I found Skype audio calls worked great, while video chat was functional but a bit off-hue. With Skype certification ensured, however, customers should be confident the phone will work optimally with the VOIP and video chat service.

At the time of my review, I was actually more troubled by the phone’s propensity to crash when viewing video content delivered from RSS feeds or via the on-board memory slot. However, GrandStream claims to have addressed those problems, as a few new firmware versions have been released since my review.

For more details about the device, check out the GXV3140 here . |

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