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VoIP Phones


VoIP phones come in a range of standards most notably SIP and H.323 ( a ITU-T umbrella standard originally developed in 1996 that has been used as a standard for desk top conferencing ), and proprietry protocals like that used by Skype. Phones come as hardware and software commonly know as hard and soft phones repectively. Soft phones generally require the use a USB or other hand or headset. While a manufacturers web site may provide good information about a phone they may not sell it directly. Often the best deals are found by buying the phone from a service provider. Of course as the market becomes more wide spread normal retail rules will apply. The introduction of products such as the Sipura 3000 and the SipPhone Call-In-One will reduce the importance of port converters. Note: Updates to this article will appear periodically.

Hard Phones

GrandStream Networks:
Grandstream GXV-3000 is a next generation advanced IP video phone based on SIP and H.264 standard GrandStream also provides Budget Tone and GXP-2000 a next generation enterprise IP telephone. In addition a, pocket sized, VoIP analog telephone adaptor (HandyTone 286) is available. The 486 provides an adaptor that includes a router with NAT and Gateway. Based in Brookline, MA with offices in California, Texas, USA and Shenzhen, China. "HandyTone 486 Analog Telephone Adaptor", "BudgeTone 100 series SIP Phones", "HandyTone 286 Analog Telephone Adaptor"

SIP Phone:
SIP Phone provide two branded pre-configured VoIP devices. An analog telephone adaptor similiar to the GrandStream device noted above. A interesting device called the "Call-In-One" enables you to use your existing phone or phone system to recieve and make calls on both conventional PSTN and VoIP. Call-In-One is built for SIPPhone by Leadtek Research Inc SIP Phone is San Diego Based

Pingtel Xpressa IP Phone:
A Java-smart SIP phone that works with IP PBXs, such as Pingtel SIPxchange, as well as hosted IP voice services from other providers.
Based in Woburn, MA, USA

Sipura SPA-841 Business Phone:
"The Sipura SPA-841 IP telephone can be configured as a two (2) line or, via a simple software upgrade, a four (4) line full featured business phone with pixel based graphical display, speakerphone and headset port. Stylish and functional in design, the SPA-841 can be used in residential, SOHO, enterprise and small to medium business service offerings including IP PBX, hosted IP telephony and IP Centrex."
Based in San Jose, CA USA 95128

Zultys Technologies
"ZIP4x5 delivers all the functions of a business telephone and integrates vital data and voice functionality for the remote office, including data switching and routing, VPN, NAT, firewall, Bluetooth, and analog connectivity to the PSTN"
Based in Sunnyvale CA, USA

ipDialog
" Our product strategy is to provide the most full-featured solutions at the lowest cost and still maintain user comfort level.… SipTone™ II 1.2.0 Ethernet Phone is a full-featured yet cost competitive Ethernet phone designed for enterprise, small office, and residential use.… ManiTone™ NN SIP 1.2.0 Ethernet Phone The ManiTone™ NN SIP Phone is similar to the SipTone™ II Phone except that it was designed for use with Nortel Networks Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100. "
Based in Sunnyvale CA, USA, R&D Sikandarpur, Gurgaon (Haryana) India

Cisco IP Phones:
"Extensible Markup Language (XML) capabilities. XML-based services can be customized to provide users with access to a diverse array of information such as stock quotes, employee extension numbers, or any Web-based content."
Based in San Jose, CA, USA

Yoda Communications:
VP100 AnyWay IP Phone.
Based in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

Victorwood:
IP-300 supports H.323, SIP and MGCP
Based in Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong

Analog Telephone Adaptors

Sipura:
Jan Fandrianto, CEO and Dr. Sam Sin ,VP Engineering both have previous lives with an inovative company called Komodo Technology, Inc. Komoda developed a product early that provided voice over IP. Subsequently Komodo was aquired by Cisco eventually became the well known ATA 186. Sipura provides a VoIP terminal adaptor similar in size to the GrandStream device. The Sipura adaptor provides two anolog connections. "SPA-2000" The Sipura 3000 Micro-Density PSTN Gateway + ATA Combo Solution "features VoIP adapter functionality found in the SPA-2000 and SPA-1000 with the additional benefit of an integral connection for legacy telephone network “hop-on, hop-off” applications. SPA-3000 users will be able to leverage their broadband phone service connections more than ever by automatically routing local calls from cell phones and land lines to a VoIP service provider and vice versa." Based in San Jose, CA

GrandStream Networks:
A pocket sized, VoIP analog telephone adaptor (HandyTone 286) is available. The 486 provides an adaptor that includes a router with NAT and Gateway. Based in Brookline, MA with offices in California, Texas, USA and Shenzhen, China. "HandyTone 486 Analog Telephone Adaptor", and "HandyTone 286 Analog Telephone Adaptor" Available Preconfiguered From: pulverInnovations

Yoda Communications:
VG100TA & VG110TA single port VoIP telephone adapters support marketing H.323 VoIP protocols. Other products from this manufacture support SIP although it appear not to be currently supported on the analog phone adapters at present.
Based in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

GrandStream Networks:
A pocket sized, VoIP analog telephone adaptor (HandyTone 286) is available. The 486 provides an adaptor that includes a router with NAT and Gateway. Based in Brookline, MA with offices in California, Texas, USA and Shenzhen, China. "HandyTone 486 Analog Telephone Adaptor", and "HandyTone 286 Analog Telephone Adaptor" Available Preconfiguered From: pulverInnovations

Video Soft Phones

XTen: eyeBeam:
Video over IP SIP softphone, which supports SIP and the H.263 video codec. Xten COO, Erik Lagerway's blog:
Vancouver, BC, Canada Based

Soft Phones

XTen:
XTen provides a free premium SIP softphone with many PBX-like features. Open standards-based design allows for maximum network interoperation and integrationXTen provides a user configurable SIP softphone which operates on Windows, Pocket PC, Mac OS X, and Lindows. Vancouver, BC, Canada Based

SIPfoundary: sipXphone:
"The sipXphone project, formerly known as Pingtel's instant xpressa softphone, is a fully functional SIP softphone that runs on Microsoft Windows and Linux." Massachusetts-based non-profit organization

Gizmo Project by sipPhone:
"Gizmo Project uses your internet connection (broadband or dial-up) to make calls to other computers. With the click of a mouse, you’re connected to friends, family, and colleagues anywhere on earth. It’s just that simple. You talk clearly. For as long as you want. For free." Call Out to PSTN phones for 1.8 cents/minute, Call In from remote locations for $5/month/location. Gizmo is a open standards SIP based software phone. sipPhone is Based in: San Diego, USA. Founder Michael Robertson

Google Talk free beta:
"Service choice is something you have with email and, for the most part, with your regular phone service today. This means that regardless of whom you choose as your email service provider (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, your school or ISP, etc), you can email anyone who is using another service provider. The same applies to phone service. You can call someone even if they do not use the same phone company as you do. This allows you to choose your service provider based on other more important factors, such as features, quality of service, and price, while still being able to talk to anyone you want. … Unfortunately, the same is not true with most popular IM and VOIP networks today. If the people you want to talk to are all on different IM/VOIP services, you need to sign up for an account on each service and connect to each service to talk to them. … We plan to partner with other willing service providers to enable federation of our services. This means that a user on one service can communicate with users on another service without needing to sign up for, or sign in with, each service. … Google Talk supports XMPP with the beta release. We plan to support SIP in a future release. Additionally, we will evaluate other protocols as appropriate, to continue to deliver on our commitment to open communications. … Google Talk supports a custom XMPP-based signaling protocol and peer-to-peer communication mechanism. We will fully document this protocol. In the near future, we plan to support SIP signaling. … Today, Google Talk supports the following standard voice codecs: PCMA, PCMU, G.723, iLBC. We are also evaluating the Speex codec. We also support codecs from Global IP Sound: ISAC, IPCMWB, EG711U, EG711A … While the Google Talk client is only available on Windows today We look forward toGoogle Talk client supporting Linux and Mac OSX in the future"
See also IM Federation
Google Inc. Based in Mountain View CA 94043 USA

Skype:
Not based on SIP but on a VoIP protocol proprietary Skype, by the inventors of KaZaA, Built using Peer-to-peer (P2P) techniques. Skype is a true peer-to-peer application and doesn't connect to any central servers. Calling between PCs (Skype to Skype) is free. Free skype softphones are available for Mac, Linux and Windows. Traffic on Skype is encrypted with 256-bits encryption (AES). Skype also provides access to the pstn network world wide at very low per minute rates. Uses Sound technology created by Global IP Sound Skype voice calls can also be made using a WiFi-enabled Microsoft PocketPC based handheld computer. Originally Based in Luxembourg with development in Estonia. Founders Niklas Zennström and and Janus Friis
Purchased by eBay for $2.6B (us dollars) in 2005

SJphone:
"SJphone® is a software application that enables you to “speak” with any other Computer or PDA equipped with SJphone or other standard based softphone using your device. Moreover you can call any regular or mobile phone using Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP). This new emerging technology based on standards is called Voice over the Internet (VoIP). By installing SJphone your device will become a part of it." Based in Solon, OH 44139 USA, Development: St. Petersburg, 196135, Russia

Dialexia:
"A Soft-phone and Instant-Messaging client desktop application. Dial-Com is entirely based on Microsoft RTC (Real Time Communications) ensuring full MS-Windows SIP compatibility and serves as a powerful software platform for architecting SIP network entities."
Montreal, Quebec Canada Based

EarthLinkvling (beta):
Vling is a SIP based free download. Currently available for Windows XP users only

Zultys Technologies
"The LIPZ4 is a soft phone that runs on the Linux operating system"
Based in Sunnyvale CA, USA

Cordless Phones

Enustech imFONE: USB Audio Dongle.
Bluetooth Connection for your Cell Phone To Skype, imTel, Others. "The IM fone allows you to use your cell phone and its contacts as usual, the difference being that you are not actually using the cell phone service network but rather the internet to make and recieve these calls. There will be of course major savings in your next bill cycle thanks to the IM fone. Being based on bluetooth, it is possible for the user to move around in a range of 50 meters from the computer with his cell phone and still be able to talk. The best part is that even if you are using the Skype service to make an international call, it is your cell phone number that will be displayed to the caller ID of the other party." Review: Phoney World. Bluetooth version 1.2 spec. Requires Window 2000, Window XP
Works with Services: www.imtel.com, www.skype.com, www.elthe.co.kr, www.dialK.com, skype.daum.ne
Words with Phones that support CTP(Cordless Telephony Profile). These include: Samsung SPH-V6900, LG KF-1000, Samsung SPH-E2700
Enustech Korea

ZyXEL P-2000W v.2: 802,11b/g Wireless Sip Phone
"It allows users to make or receive phone calls as long as they are in the coverage of IEEE 802.11b or 11g wireless Access Points. … It is not only an ideal alternative for ITSPs (IP Telephony Service Providers) to deploy their VoIP services; it can also be the wireless handset, which is applied in corporate IP-PBX centric VoIP environment. … By configuring a remote IP address in the built-in phone book, the Prestige 2000W provides a direct IP-to-IP call feature when there is no intermediate SIP proxy server available in the network. The Prestige 2000W can also establish an 802.11 ad-hoc network (computer-to-computer network without Access Point), which allows users to use the handsets as wireless intercoms. "
ZyXEL Communications Co. Based in Hsin-chu, 300 Taiwan

Linksys CIT200 for Skype
"Get cordless handset convenience when you use Skype! Now you don't have to sit in front of your computer when you want to talk to your friends. The Linksys Cordless Internet Telephony Kit comes with the Handset and its charger, and a USB Base Station that plugs into your computer. With the included Skype program running on your PC, the Handset can read and display your contact list on its built-in illuminated display. Just choose who you want to talk to from the menu, press a button, and get ready to talk.… -- each Base Station supports up to four Handsets.… Minimum Requirements include Windows XP or 2000"
Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. Based in: Irvine, CA 92617 USA

Dual Phone: Skype/PSTN
"The Cordless DUALphone is a cordless telephone that can be connected to a normal telephone socket and a USB port on a PC. The display shows whether your friends who also use Skype™, are online. If they are, you simply have to press the appropriate green button and talk to them for free – no matter where they are in the world. " Requires Windows XP/2000/2003-server. 
RTX Telecom A/S Based in 9400 Noerresundby Denmark

Vtech IP 8100-2 & Vonage
" VTech's ip8100 cordless broadband phone is the first fully integrated VoIP telephone, containing a terminal adapter built into the 5.8GHz model. It includes two handsets and one base station, and is expandable up to four handsets, which allows you to distribute the service through the home without additional wiring. The VTech ip8100 plug and play solution does not require a separate router and it works with either a broadband cable or DSL modem. VTech has partnered with leading broadband service provider Vonage, which will provide telephony services." features TI's TNETV1060 VoIP gateway chipset… IP8100-2 System Compatible Only with Vonage"
Based in Hong Kong

Video Phone

Viseon & Vonage
"Viseon's Digital Home Telephone for VoIP incorporates technology from TI's VoIP and digital media groups, including TI's TNETV1050 IP phone processor and DSP-based TMS320DM64x digital media processor. Compatible with Vonage's broadband telephony service, it features the highest quality video encoding/decoding system on the market today, and includes full wideband voice capability. VTech's ip8100-2 Broadband Telephone incorporates TI's TNETV1060 VoIP gateway chipset, enabling consumers to benefit from high quality voice applications compatible with Vonage's service. It includes a cordless handset with enhanced clarity and security, coupled with a base unit featuring a fully integrated telephone adapter with a WAN and PC port so that broadband connectivity can be shared without using a router. "
Based in Dallas, TX 75063

Port Converters

FX200 Voip Port Converter:
"Want to place a VOIP call while traveling or away from your office? With the FX200, simply call the number of a telephone line connected to the FX-200 from an outside line or cell phone. Callers to a telephone line connected to the FX-200 receive dial tone from the VoIP adaptor, and are able to make a call seamlessly, as though connected directly to the adapter with a normal handset. Additionally, you can program the FX-200 to dial a VOIP number automatically whenever you call a local PSTN number. Now your Vonage, ICH, FWD, Sipphone or other VOIP callers can reach you when you are out of the home or office." Where to Buy
SIP CPE SOURCES is a private company located in Washington, USA and with office in Macao, China.

Pulver Innovations:
Pulver Innovations provides WiSip, A WiFi Sip Phone and an Internet Phone Patch which provides port conversion to analog IP adaptors that FSX to FSO than enables you to become your own phone company according to Pulver. In addition pulver innovations provides IX66 AirSip a VoIP enabled firewall and router.
Based in Melville, NY, USA

Gateways FXS / FSO

Sipura 3000:
The Sipura 3000 Micro-Density PSTN Gateway + ATA Combo Solution "features VoIP adapter functionality found in the SPA-2000 and SPA-1000 with the additional benefit of an integral connection for legacy telephone network Òhop-on, hop-off applications. SPA-3000 users will be able to leverage their broadband phone service connections more than ever by automatically routing local calls from cell phones and land lines to a VoIP service provider and vice versa." Based in San Jose, CA

Cisco Analog Phone Gateways:
24 and 48 port devices "allow organizations to support their legacy analog devices while taking advantage of the new opportunities afforded through the use of IP telephony." see also
Based in San Jose, CA, USA

Yoda Communications:
VG200 VG400 VG2400 Ranging from two ports up FXS/FXO are provided. So these gateways can connect to either the phone or the PSTN line in addition to IP. Fax is supported.
Based in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

Perfectone:
GW200 VoIP Gateway
Based in Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong

Mediatrix:
Two to Twentyfour port FXS gateways. Four port FXO gateway. The FXO gateway provides IP connectivity for analog PSTN lines and legacy PBX Systems as well as PSTN connectivity to IP-based telephone systems. The FXS gateways ncludes voice prioritization over data and the two port includes an embedded PPPoE client so an additional router is not necessary. "Mediatrix analog series access devices and gateways connect conventional telephones, fax machines, legacy PBX and Key Systems to an IP network, as well as provide PSTN connectivity to next-generation IP PBX and Key Systems."
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Stores

sipPhone Store Based in San Diego, CA, USA
VoIPsupply.com: Voice Over IPBased in Buffalo New York, USA, PulverInnovations
The Voxilla Store
ATAComm
CommuniTech
PCPhone Line
Telaappliant, UK serving EU
Voip Connection, serving UK
are online stores which provide some of the products mentioned above and others not noted here.
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