Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-07 Thread Tom Rymes
On Jan 6, 2011, at 10:05 AM, Andy Graybeal wrote: On 01/05/2011 01:51 PM, Tom Rymes wrote: On 01/05/2011 7:50 AM, Andy Graybeal wrote: We've got two noisy kitchens that need to talk back and forth. Andy, Why, exactly, are you trying to combine an inter-kitchen intercom and your phone

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-06 Thread Mike
If you do get a Polycom, the old 501 (discontinued) have a louder ring (or can be configured to have a louder ring, don`t quite remember) then the newer ones. But the others are right: it's not meant for this, at least not in a noisy environment. What can work though is a Polycom 321,

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-06 Thread Andy Graybeal
On 01/05/2011 01:51 PM, Tom Rymes wrote: On 01/05/2011 7:50 AM, Andy Graybeal wrote: We've got two noisy kitchens that need to talk back and forth. Andy, Why, exactly, are you trying to combine an inter-kitchen intercom and your phone system? Might it make more sense to have a

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Andy Graybeal
I'd definitely look into a phone mounted to the wall that has no actual handset, but merely buttons and a speaker grille. It should probably additionally be stainless steel, as I suspect it will need a good cleaning at least daily. The Polycom phones look great on a desk, but they are not

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Andy Graybeal
On 01/04/2011 09:02 PM, mgra...@mstvp.com wrote: IMHO G.722 beats Clarity By Polycom every time. I had an IP335 for review before they launched. The audio quality is the same as the better models (IP450/550/650) only the user interface is different. Very good speakerphone, too. Review here:

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Andy Graybeal
I would. The whole Polycom line seems designed for desktop use, and the speakers just don't get very loud. I have especially had this complaint about the ring volume, even at some desktops! In the hotels where we have installations that include busy kitchen extensions there seems to be no

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Mike
: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen) I would. The whole Polycom line seems designed for desktop use, and the speakers just don't get very loud. I have especially had this complaint about the ring volume, even at some desktops! In the hotels where we have installations

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Tilghman Lesher
On Wednesday 05 January 2011 06:50:19 Andy Graybeal wrote: I'd definitely look into a phone mounted to the wall that has no actual handset, but merely buttons and a speaker grille. It should probably additionally be stainless steel, as I suspect it will need a good cleaning at least

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Tom Rymes
On 01/05/2011 7:50 AM, Andy Graybeal wrote: We've got two noisy kitchens that need to talk back and forth. Andy, Why, exactly, are you trying to combine an inter-kitchen intercom and your phone system? Might it make more sense to have a non-phone-based intercom system, plus a phone for

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Andy Graybeal
Top link on Google for stainless steel SIP intercom: http://www.adamtelco.com/valcom-vip-172l-st-stainless-steel-sip-intercom- doorphone.html Cyberdata appears to have another, too: http://www.alloy.com.au/010935.htm Yet another:

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-05 Thread Mark Murawski
On 01/05/2011 01:51 PM, Tom Rymes wrote: On 01/05/2011 7:50 AM, Andy Graybeal wrote: We've got two noisy kitchens that need to talk back and forth. Andy, Why, exactly, are you trying to combine an inter-kitchen intercom and your phone system? Might it make more sense to have a

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-04 Thread Andy Graybeal
The Polycom 321 has not been EOL'd and supports VLAN. It is, however, lacking a 2nd ethernet port if you were to go that route. -M Thanks for the response Mark. I see the 331 has two ports and the same features as the 321. I'm wondering what phone would be best being used as an intercom in

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-04 Thread Jeff LaCoursiere
On Tue, 4 Jan 2011, Andy Graybeal wrote: The Polycom 321 has not been EOL'd and supports VLAN. It is, however, lacking a 2nd ethernet port if you were to go that route. -M Thanks for the response Mark. I see the 331 has two ports and the same features as the 321. I'm wondering what

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-04 Thread Tilghman Lesher
On Tuesday 04 January 2011 16:15:54 Andy Graybeal wrote: The Polycom 321 has not been EOL'd and supports VLAN. It is, however, lacking a 2nd ethernet port if you were to go that route. -M Thanks for the response Mark. I see the 331 has two ports and the same features as the 321.

Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen)

2011-01-04 Thread mgraves
-soundpoint-ip335-entry-level-hdvoice-ip-phone/ Michael Graves mgraves mstvp.com o(713) 861-4005 c(713) 201-1262 sip:mjgra...@mstvp.onsip.com skype mjgraves Original Message Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] VoIP PoE phones for restaurant (kitchen) From: Andy Graybeal andy.grayb