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Grandstream GXP Color Display IP Phones Awarded 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award

Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named the GXP2140 and GXP2160 as a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award winner presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

The INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that display innovation, unique features, and significant contributions toward improving communications technology. The awards are bestowed to those companies demonstrating groundbreaking contributions to the industry.

“We appreciate the validation from TMC as we move forward in our plans to redefine the desktop phone with elevated features users are fast becoming accustomed to with mobile phone technology such as visual experience and usability,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks. “The new GXP2100 series color display phones bring to the marketplace a whole new set of features, performance and pricing considerations that make these desktop phones the new norm.”

Differentiated by the inclusion of popular features traditionally found only in mobile phones like capacity, screen size and affordability, the GXP2140 and GXP2160 Enterprise HD IP Phones sport a large a 4.3” 480x272 TFT color LCD display for enhanced usability and visual experience and dual super-fast Gigabit network ports with PoE that guarantee the fastest network speed for attached desktop computers. Integrated Bluetooth is also included for syncing mobile phones for transferring of calls, data, and contact books between the GXP2140/GXP2160 and mobile devices, as well use with Bluetooth headsets with the GXP21xx. Both IP phones offer additional standard features such as 5-way conferencing, one touch recording and zero configuration provisioning of phones with Grandstream’s UCM6100 series IP PBX. The GXP2140 supports 4 lines, up to 4 SIP accounts and up to 4 GXP2200 cascaded extension modules with LCD display, while the GXP2160 supports 6 lines, up to 6 SIP accounts, and has 24 programmable BLF extension keys.

At groundbreaking price points of US $139 (GXP2140) and US $159 (GXP2160), the phones offer significantly enhanced software and hardware capabilities that boost productivity, including an ergonomically designed handset and key-placement, a vivid full-color display, Electronic Hook Switch (EHS) support for Plantronics headsets and an automated personal information service that provides weather, currency, stocks, RSS feeds and more.

“The INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award represents the best and the most unique products and services that this industry has to offer. Grandstream has proven their commitment to quality and the further development of the IP communications industry through its GXP2140 and GXP2160 phones,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

“Congratulations to the entire team at Grandstream for earning this great honor. I look forward to seeing more innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of IP communications,” Tehrani added.

The 2014 TMC Labs Innovation Award recipients were announced on www.tmcnet.com/voip and will be published in INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

ABOUT GRANDSTREAM NETWORKS
Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the small-to-medium business and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity. Visit www.grandstream.com for more information or connect with us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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