Grandstream GXV-3000 video phone

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Grandstream GXV-3000 video phone


This is the new Grandstream GXV-3000 H.264 based SIP video phone launched at ITEXPO and which I promised to post a photo. This is the phone I told you about yesterday during my chit-chat with Digium's Mark Spencer. Based on completed interoperability tests conducted by engineers from Grandstream and its partners, GXV-3000 works seamlessly with SIP soft client from Counterpath, IP-PBX or softswitch products from Digium, Netcentrex, and Pingtel.

"With the exciting release of GXV-3000, Grandstream solved 2 critical issues that prevent video communications over public Internet from becoming a mass phenomenon: high cost of hardware terminal and delivery of high quality 2-way real-time video over modest bandwidth," said David Li, Grandstream's CEO. "GXV-3000's DSP optimized implementation of the latest H.264 video codec ensures high fidelity video quality at bandwidth between 64kbps and 1Mbps. Its attractive price point (MSRP $295) and broad interoperability with various 3rd party SIP products further makes this product stand out from the rest of the crowd. "

"The Grandstream product is one of the sleekest and coolest video phone products out there today," said David Michaud, CEO of Netcentrex, Inc. "It combines sound design with features that are fully supported by our market leading video calling VoIP application servers and frequently requested by our growing base of joint customers."

Digium, the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source PBX, is currently offering technical demonstrations of video conferencing with the GXV-3000 and its upcoming version of Business Edition, the professional grade version of Asterisk.

"The launch of the GXV-3000 video phone underscores the reality that video and VoIP are here," said Mark Spencer, president of Digium and creator of Asterisk. "We see open source playing an integral role in making VoIP video conferencing an easy and cost-effective method of communicating face-to-face over distances."

"Pingtel's SIPxchange ECS is designed to handle enterprise real time communications and the new Grandstream GXV-3000 just worked out of the box", said Al Brisard, VP of Marketing of Pingtel, Inc. "Standards based SIP is the enabler of interoperability but the real value to the enterprise is ease of use, ease of deployment, and unprecedented choice of end points and capabilities."

"We are excited to provide H.264 communication ability between Grandstream GXV-3000 and CounterPath eyeBeam softphone users. Carriers and businesses now have access to the latest technologies and optimal performance when selecting video communication solutions," said Donovan Jones, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CounterPath Solutions Inc.

The new GXV-3000 features an adjustable advanced VGA resolution camera sensor (with 1-touch ON/OFF switch for privacy control), a razor-thin 5"6-inch TFT color LCD with stunning picture quality (2-dimensionally rotatable to allow nearly all viewing angles), 5 navigation keys, 3 line indicators (each of which supports independent SIP account), visual voice/video message indicator, hands-free speakerphone with advanced acoustic echo cancellation, dual 10M/100M Ethernet ports (switch or router mode configurable), 2 USB ports, 2.5mm headset jack, and RCA style audio/video output jack to allow simultaneous video output to TV.

In addition, it also supports video call Hold/Transfer/Forward, 3-way conference, audio mute and camera block, video phone book, mirror camera, picture-in-picture, 4xzoom (2xoptical plus 2xdigital), on-screen-display, auto focus and auto exposure, anti-flickering, video capture & save, configurable screen-saver pictures, downloadable music ring tones, and intuitive graphic user interface.

Grandstream is in the process of completing its' interoperability & compatibility tests with other major soft switch vendors. Notification of completion will be given on the appropriate vendors web sites or through their Partner Programs.



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