Very affordable, decent looking IP Phone.
For Manufacturer’s Specifications:
Our Take on it:
- Based on the ARED Fox PA1688 Chipset which also powers ATCOM, ARTDIO, and other phones (as far as we can tell).
- Native SIP Support.
- Supposedly supports Power over Ethernet…haven’t tested though.
- Supports IP pass-through, which saves you the need of an extra port available in your switch.
- Excellent Codec/protocol support
- Asterisk IAX protocol support via firmware update
- Has all the expected features of a pbx phone
- Tends to “hang” sometimes, particularly if you put it in static IP
- Value for money
Verdict: We’d recommend it as a way to introduce yourself to VoIP telephony. We have serious doubts with its long-term reliability, but it looks sturdy enough. Enterprise grade solutions would do well to go with the “known” brands for an additional $20-$40 such as Linksys, Polycom, etc…