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Endpoint Reviews 2019 – The Hot List

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Endpoint Reviews 2019 – The Hot List

A communication endpoint is simply a form of communication node that helps to ensure that you can make the most out of your connections with other business professionals around the world. The type of endpoint you use will depend on what kind of features you want to access. For example, if you’re looking for a more face-to-face interaction with your co-workers in a different part of the world, you might choose a multi-media endpoint or device.

On the other hand, if your aim is to bring everyone in your professional community together with some of the latest technology and collaboration features in the market, then you may dive into the complexities of connecting a conference phone endpoint, with some of the new team collaboration apps such as Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams.

To help you choose which endpoint is best for your needs, below are our latest product reviews and definition for each option:

SIP and IP Phones

SIP and IP phones are basically your classic communication desktop endpoint. They’re the plastic deskphones that sit next to your computer, and plug into your telephone system – either through the cloud, or using an on-premises IP-PBX.

The difference between an IP and SIP phone, though the two are very similar, is the fact that the IP phone is typically considered to be “proprietary”. It speaks the language of a specific phone system brand, and it might not be able to connect as readily to another phone system. On the other hand, SIP is an open-stack solution that can connect to any SIP compliant platform. With SIP, you get more flexibility, and often a lower cost. However, IP phones can sometimes offer a greater degree of feature options.

Multi-Media Endpoints

A multi-media endpoint is basically a phone that also offers a video connection. It takes communication to the next level by giving you a more comprehensive face-to-face interaction. While some multi-media endpoints include a range of other elements, including messaging and chat features, most will simply focus on delivering high-quality audio and video.

Multi-media endpoints aren’t much different from IP and SIP phones. You can get SIP open-standard multi-media endpoints in the VoIP phone market, just as you can get proprietary options.

IP Phone Reviews Brand
Alcatel Lucent Enterprise 8088 Review Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Amazon Echo Show Review Amazon
AudioCodes 405HD Review AudioCodes
AudioCodes 445HD Review AudioCodes
AudioCodes 450HD Review AudioCodes
Avaya J100 Series IP Phones Review Avaya
Avaya Vantage Review Avaya
Cisco 7861 IP Phone Review Cisco
Cisco 8865 IP Phone Review Cisco
Cisco 8865 IP Phone Review Cisco
Cisco ATA190 Analogue Telephone Adapter Review Cisco
Grandstream GDS3710 IP Video Intercom Review Grandstream
Grandstream GXP1625 IP Phone Review Grandstream
Grandstream GXP1760W HD IP Phone Review Grandstream
Grandstream GXP2130 IP Phone Review Grandstream
Grandstream GXP2170 IP Phone Review Grandstream
Grandstream GXV3275 IP Phone Review Grandstream
Grandstream GXV3370 Review Grandstream
Grandstream WP820 Review Grandstream
Mitel 6867 IP Phone Review Mitel
Mitel MiVoice 6940 Review Mitel
NEC DT830CG IP Phone Review NEC
NEC UT880 IP Phone Review NEC
Plantronics Elara 60 Phone Station Review Plantronics
Polycom VVX 501 Review Polycom
Polycom VVX 600 IP Phone Review Polycom
Polycom VVX201 IP Phone Review Polycom
Samsung SMT-i5343 IP Phone Review Samsung
ShoreTel 480g IP Phone Review Mitel
ShoreTel IP655 IP Phone Review Mitel
Snom D345 IP Phone Review Snom
Snom D375 ­Review Snom
Snom D710 Review Snom
Snom D745 IP Phone Review Snom
Snom D765 IP Phone Review Snom
Snom D785 IP Phone Review Snom
Snom M325 DECT Bundle Review Snom
Snom M85 Industrial DECT Phone Review Snom
Snom M85 Review Snom
UniFi VoIP Phone Review Unifi
Unify OpenScape CP Desk Phone Review Unify
Unify OpenStage 60/60G IP Phone Review Unify
Unify OpenScape IP 55G Desk Phone Review Unify
VTech VSP600A DECT Review VTech
VTech VSP735A Review VTech
Yealink SIP T58V IP Phone Review Yealink
Yealink SIP-T46G Review Yealink
Yealink SIP-T54S IP Phone Review Yealink
Yealink T27P IP Phone Review Yealink
Yealink T48G Review Yealink
Yealink T48GN Review Yealink
Yealink T48S SIP Phone Review Yealink
Yealink W60 DECT Phone Review Yealink

Softphones

Softphones are the software-based endpoints in your communication system. They sit on the screen of your computer, rather than the desk. Softphone software can be downloaded from a range of different providers on the marketplace today, and can be used through your MAC, PC, tablet, or smartphone – making softphones incredibly flexible for the diverse modern business.

With a softphone, you don’t have to invest in a specific piece of plastic, and you can get the exceptional mobility that most companies are searching for in today’s industry. Since high-speed internet has become more available than ever, softphones can be a great option for many businesses, and often offer high voice quality.

Wireless Phones (DECT & WiFi)

Wireless phones are exactly what the name would suggest. These are business telephones that you can take with you as you’re wandering around the office building. Wireless phones keep you connected to your business system as you roam, however, the distance will depend on your base station. Known as “DECT” phones to most, wireless phones are available in more industrial formats today, that can allow you to increase your distance for connections.

Wireless phones typically come in two flavours today. The first is the “DECT” phone, as we mentioned, while the second is the WiFi phone. DECT is the digital European standard, which is generally more secure, with a better quality of audio. However, WiFi is available depending on how you want to make your connections.

Conference Phones

Conference phones are the standard meeting room or huddle room endpoints. They’re designed to bring multiple people together for a conversation between offices. Most of the time, conference phones look like starfish. They sit in the centre of the meeting room table, and offer superior voice quality designed to ensure that every member within a meeting room environment gets to speak with the same level of clarity.

Although conference phones haven’t changed too much over the years, they are beginning to introduce new integration solutions that allow you to connect with other meeting room solutions, to make your overall environment more collaborative, and innovative.

Personal Speaker Phones

Personal speaker phones are the endpoint solutions designed to keep the more mobile workforce connected as we move towards an era where remote working is more important than ever. These small round devices are very portable, which means that you can set them up in your office, or take them with you wherever you go.

Personal speaker phones are great because they deliver exceptional hands-free quality, and they’re becoming more popular than ever today, as people progressively move away from the classic desktop phone experience, and into more internet-based softphone solutions.

Conference Phone Reviews Brand
AudioCodes Huddle Room Solutions Review AudioCodes
Avaya B189 IP Conference Phone Review Avaya
Cisco 7832 IP Conference Phone Review Cisco
Cisco 8832 IP Conference Phone Review Cisco
ClearOne Max IP Conference Phone Review ClearOne
Grandstream GAC2500 Conference Phone Review Grandstream
Konftel 300IPx Conference Phone Review Konftel
Konftel 300Wx Conference Phone Review Konftel
Konftel 55Wx Conference Phone Review Konftel
Mitel MiVoice Conference Phone Review Mitel
Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 Review Polycom
Polycom SoundStation IP 7000 Review Polycom
Sennheiser SP 20 ML Speakerphone Review Sennheiser
Snom A230 Review Snom
Snom C520 WiMi Conference Phone Review Snom
Snom MeetingPoint Review Snom
VTech ErisStation VCS754 SIP Conference Phone Review VTech
Yealink CP860 IP Conference Phone Review Yealink
Yealink CP960 Conference Phone Review Yealink

Headsets

Finally, headsets are the endpoint “accessories” that you wear on your head to keep you connected to your communication system. They’re available in both wired, and wireless configurations, and overall, the hardware hasn’t changed too much over the years. However, headsets are now bringing new software into the communication experience that enables new features, and allows for a more interesting experience for end-users.

Headset Reviews Brand
Plantronics Blackwire 500 Series Headset Review Plantronics
Plantronics SAVI 740 Headset Review Plantronics
Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC Headset Review Plantronics
Plantronics Voyager 8200 Headset Review Plantronics
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC  Plantronics
Plantronics Voyager Focus UC Headset Review Plantronics
Sennheiser D10 DECT Headset Review Sennheiser
Sennheiser MB 660 UC MS Headset Review Plantronics
Sennheiser Presence UC/UC ML Review Sennheiser
Sennheiser SC 45 USB MS Headset Review Sennheiser
Sennheiser SDW 5016 Review Sennheiser
Snom A100M Headset Review Sennheiser

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