Grandstream Networks has announced the GXV3140 IP multimedia phone, which blends real-time video conference capability with a number of popular Web and social networking applications.
The phone features a 1.3M pixel tilt capable CMOS camera (with privacy shutter), a 4.3” 480×272 digital color LCD, dual Ethernet ports, SD & USB, a stereo headset jack, TV-out, stereo audio-out and a full duplex speakerphone. The phone supports a full HTML Web browser, IM with Yahoo/MSN/Google, thousands of Internet radio stations, popular online music networks, Yahoo Flickr Web photo album, personalized RSS feeds of news/weather/stock/currencies, calendar, alarm clock, and nine languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Portuguese).
The GXV3140 provides a zero-touch plug-and-play deployment, advanced audio/video streaming, hands-off personalization of news/weather/language/time based on automated detection of a user’s location, and instant access to popular music/radio/photo/video sites and social networks. The GXV3140 also incorporates a feature that will enable users to communicate with each other for free right out of the box through Grandstream’s peer-to-peer technology.
In addition to serving the consumer market, Grandstream said the GXV3140 presents an attractive solution for service providers, especially SIP trunk service providers. Internet service providers can offer video telephony and rich multimedia applications bundled with worldwide traditional PSTN termination and E911 service. The GXV3140 supports three independent SIP accounts and nearly all popular voice codecs.
The GXV3140 will be generally available through Grandstream’s worldwide channel partners in early May for $299.