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Grandstream Adds Wi-Fi Model to IP Phone Lineup

September 03, 2019

By Tracey E. Schelmetic - Virtual PBX Contributor

When it comes to setting up business IP phones, provisioning and management can be time-consuming and difficult, and leave end users in something of a flux when it comes to communications until all the kinks are ironed out. SIP unified communications solutions provider Grandstream recently announced the expansion of its GRP series of carrier-grade IP Phones with new Wi-Fi model, the GRP261W. Grandstream provides small and medium enterprises and consumer markets with products designed to reduce communication costs, increase security and improve productivity.

The GRP2612W joins Grandstream’s GRP series of carrier-grade IP phones, which the company said are designed to offer simple mass deployment and easy-management. The GRP series combines with the Grandstream Device Management System (GDMS) to provide centralized provisioning and deployment. With the addition of the Wi-Fi model, according to Grandstream, end users can take advantage of an enterprise-class wireless coverage solution.

Specific features of the GRP2612W include a 2.4-inch color LCD screen, up to four SIP accounts and four multi-purpose line keys, integrated dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, up to 16 virtual multi-purpose keys (VPKs) for digital BLF/speed dial, 4 XML programmable softkeys, dual-switched 10/100MBps ports and an easily swappable faceplate for end user logo customization. The phone also features security protection such as secure boot, random default password, unique security certificate per device, and encrypted data storage.

The phone’s promised zero provisioning and easy management are achieved through Grandstream’s new cloud platform, GDMS (Grandstream Device Management System). GDMS, which is currently in beta and will be officially released in the next few months, was designed to provide a centralized secure interface to more easily provision and manage large deployments of Grandstream endpoints.

“Our ground-breaking GRP series is helping our partners and customers around the world to easily take-on large deployments through powerful, customizable devices with next-generation features that are easy-to-deploy and simple-to-manage” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream, in a news release. “The GRP2612W takes the GRP series to the next level by offering a simple, easy-to-use model that also works over Wi-Fi to make deployments even more flexible.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle



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