[asterisk-users] Feedback on Linksys SPA-921 and GrandStream
gordon+asterisk at drogon.net
Wed Apr 18 04:50:55 MST 2007
On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Rob Hillis wrote:
> While I can't speak for the Linksys SPA-921, I /can/ comment on the
> Grandstream GXP-2000.
> We're running half a dozen of these at the moment, primarily for testing. I
> can confirm that the LCD display /does/ display both caller name and number -
> assuming of course that both are presented.
> We've had the very occasional problem with the phone locking up, but nothing
> overly serious. I'm fairly happy with voice quality (using both aLaw and
> GSM) and the BLF indicators work quite nicely.
I've deployed a fair number of GXP2000's over the past few months and
generally found them to perform very well.
However, search back in the archives and you'll find a lot of negavtive
Make sure they're flashed to the latest versions.
Sound quality has been good for me, setup via their web interface is also
easy - they can provision via TFTP but if you only have a small number to
provision it's just as easy to use the web interface. There is a 3rd party
PERL program which I'm now using to help me provision them a little
quicker than going via the web interface. (it drive sthe web interface
directly for you!)
The display does show caller name & number - if the sending system sends
it. The handset is heavy enough and the buttons easy to use.
It is "cheap & cheerful" but after flashing some of the early ones I've
had with the latest firmware, I've not really had a problem. You put them
on the desk (or wall!), give a few minutes training to the puntes using
them (how to transfer calles, etc) and generally that's it.
I've jsut worked out how to put a custom logo on the phone display too.
I'd avoid the BT100/200 in anything other than a demo situation though, or
where the client really is strapped for cash... (although I've only ever
used the 100's and they're OK, but caller ID numbers only.
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