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IP phone

A telephone that converts voice into IP packets and vice versa for voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service. The term usually refers to a telephone with built-in IP signaling protocols such as H.323 or SIP that is used in conjunction with an IP PBX in an enterprise. However, it may also refer to a software-based phone (softphone) that is installed in the user's PC and requires that calls be made from the PC. See softphone, VoIP, hosted VoIP and IP telephony.
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Grandstream's GXP1700 series of Mid-Range IP phones and HT800 series of ATAs are now interoperable with the BroadSoft Business platform.
"Yealink's IP Phones with support for Skype for Business extend the communication experience and facilitate better collaboration.
With greater productivity and better costs, I believe the evolving IP phone has a long and healthy future ahead, but as a purpose-built desktop appliance, not the phone of the past.
The IP phones supported by SPS include the company's 300HD family of High Definition IP phones, as well as other third-party IP phones, such as Cisco, Avaya, Aastra, Polycom and other standards-based SIP phones.
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Networking giant Cisco Systems on Monday introduced new IP phones and expanded opportunities for channel partners to sell Cisco TelePresence systems and licenses.
The test measured higher voice-quality performance from the leading soft client than the leading-brand IP phone. In addition, the risk of performance variability from end-point peripherals, such as headsets and handsets, is generally greater with soft clients than with IP phones.
At Wadsworth School District in Ohio, such a combination of IP phones and analog handsets allows schools to adapt the system to their needs, says Gary Shorter, Wadsworth's director of technology.
The new devices expand Broadcom's existing IP phone product portfolio, which includes Wi-Fi phone and Wi-Fi video phone platforms, voice-enabled cable and DSL modems, and Ethernet IP phones, to make the Broadcom consumer VoIP offering second to none in the industry.
Instead, he calls his supervisor on the IP phone with the touch of a hot button.
The NTT group aims to replace 30 million fixed phone lines, or about half of the total, with optical-fiber cable by fiscal 2010, which should further accelerate the increase in IP phone users.
Indeed, the home market gets most of the buzz because of everyone's love affair with free international calls and IP phones. But don't ignore the enterprise solutions rolling out, because the tipping point of communications is a fancy-schmancy IP phone.