I would never deploy their kit in a production enviroment due to the historic product failings and issues.
sbiddle: Even though I've played with plenty of Grandstream gear (and planning on ordering one of their new Android desk phones next week to play with) I would never deploy their kit in a production enviroment due to the historic product failings and issues.
You would pick Audiocodes kit quality wise over a lot of other VoIP kit out there any day of the week, the MP124's are a very nice unit.
Regardless of the brand of hardware the biggest limitation of the Xorcom is that you're tied to an onsite Asterisk box. Ethernet offers so much more flexibility when it comes to a hosted PBX solution.
I have heard some bad things about Grandstream but I'd hoped that was some of their older stuff.
The MP124 looks quite good and not to badly priced.
I do realise that IP is more flexible but USB is very good as a integrated Asterisk solution and in fact may become the preferred analog/GSM/hardware addon solution for Asterisk, no PCI/PCI-E slots needed enabling very small form factor x86 PC,s, prices need to come down though.
It often comes down to price unfortunately, especially when insurance companies are involved.
Those IP gateways are well integrated with Asterisk, don't require PCI/PCI-E either. I personally can't see much benefit in a USB solution - although happy to be convinced otherwise by anyone out there who had experience with both.
techmeister: dodo lol
I agree analogue phones should go the way of the dodo, but it is difficult when you have one of the incumbents
(Telecom) actively discouraging VOIP telephony to my potential customers, that's all I'm sayin.