Grandstream’s IP phones are used around the world by a number of industries ranging from schools, hotels, and ITSPs. These IP phones provide a desk desktop device that is feature-intensive, intuitive to use, and productivity-focused. The GRP2600 Series of Carrier-Grade IP Phones is the newest line of desktop IP phones and offers both essential and professional level devices for a variety of deployment scenarios. As part of the newest series, Grandstream’s GRP IP phones improves on the GXP Series of IP Phones by its ability to handle advanced capabilities which the GXP lacks. It is therefore important to understand the difference between the two lines when making a purchasing decision.
Throughout this blog, we’ll be comparing the two series, and analysing where the newest generation of IP phones offer notable improvements.
If you have familiarised yourself with the Grandstream IP phone ranges you will immediately notice the differences between the overall designs of the devices. Models within the GXP IP phone series were created and released at different times and this is reflected in their overall look. Contrarily the GRP series has a consolidated look across all models in the range. This look give a modern and advanced feel to the set up. The GRP user interface was not only created to be more intuitive for the typical user but also pushes call-handling and productivity driving features to the centre of the system ensuring that they are more readily available to the end user
Provisioning, Configuration, and Management
The difference between the GRP and the GXP series IP phones is not only limited to the overall design differences by also within the key features it offers which in turn make the user experience easier. Each model in the GXP series has its own firmware, while Grandstream’s next generation devices have a unified firmware across all models that streamlines the process to upgrade GRP devices by any IT team or system installers. Moreover, the GRP series can be fully managed on Grandstream Device Management System. This system offers a cloud-based solution where installers and IT teams can provision, configure, and manage these Grandstream devices. This grants installers the ability to manage all their deployments from one cloud-accessed platform and organize devices into predefined groups for provisioning and monitoring. Finally, the GRP series has the same alternative provisioning options as GXP devices. Therefore, your GRP devices can be automatically configured and assigned a SIP extension when added to a network with a UCM IP PBX that has Zero-Config enabled. These capabilities when utilised together allow provisioning, configuration, and management of the GRP series to be simpler then when compared to our GXP models.
Clearer Deployment Purpose and Functionality
GRP devices were designed to each have their own clear deployment purpose and use case scenario. While there is some cross-over between the number of SIP accounts, line keys, and Multi-Purpose Keys between a number of phones within this series. However, it is easier to decide on the right phone for your company needs based on their individual features.
The GRP carrier-grade line is separated into two distinct categories, essential IP phones, and professional IP phones. The essential line focuses in feature-per-price point affordability, while the professional IP phones have a higher price point but larger screen sizes, more hard keys for faster call management/MPK usage, and Wi-Fi capabilities. Within the essential IP phones series, devices are separated clearly by lines/SIP accounts and network port speeds, with only one phone featuring BLF/SD keys.
A unified and more intuitive design, better backend configuration and management, and clearer use cases all add together to provide a great IP phone selection for installers and businesses. If you’re ready to learn more about our GRP series of carrier-grade IP phones, take a look at our buyer’s guide by clicking below
On the other hand the professional IP phones are divided by line/SIP accounts, MPK amounts, and dedicated area/screen for speed dial and BLF keys. When comparing to the GXP series it is it is easier for resellers, installers, and businesses to choose a device based on a particular price point and the needs of the phone users within the organization. The GRP series of IP phones exhibit a number of factors that makes them stand out as Grandstream’s next generation of IP phones when compared to the GXP series.
A unified and more intuitive design, better backend configuration and management, and clearer use cases all add together to provide a great IP phone selection for installers and businesses. If you’re ready to learn more about Grandstream’s GRP series of carrier-grade IP phones, take a look at the buyer’s guide by clicking below