The NetComm V200 provides an easy-to-use VoIP solution for home or small business

NetComm, a leading Australian provider of communications products and solutions, has announced the latest edition to its expanding Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) product range the V200 Telephone Adaptor/Router. The V200 brings NetComms total number of VoIP offerings to more than 10, less than a year after the company first entered the growing VoIP market.

NetComm, a leading Australian provider of communications products and solutions, has announced the latest edition to its expanding Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) product range the V200 Telephone Adaptor/Router. The V200 brings NetComms total number of VoIP offerings to more than 10, less than a year after the company first entered the growing VoIP market.

"Awareness of VoIP is growing rapidly among consumers and SMBs. While VoIP service providers are most frequently in the news, NetComm has quietly taken the lead in bringing affordable, VoIP products to market for a wide variety of users," said David Stewart, Managing Director, NetComm. "The V200 is NetComms latest quality, affordable offering within this market."

The V200 is designed for both residential and small business users and connects directly to any broadband modem and service (Cable or DSL) plus an account with a VoIP Service Provider.

The model is a dual port Analogue Telephone Adaptor ideal for users who require two VoIP phone lines from two telephone handsets. A typical user could be a home office where you could have one line for work and the other for personal use. There would also be great applications for teleworkers or homes with large families who need more than one phone line.

Another unique and handy feature of the V200 is an internal intercom which allows each phone to ring the other. The user simply presses the asterisk key twice on their phone and it will ring the other handset connected to the V200. This intercom feature is separate from the users VoIP service and does not consume Internet bandwidth.

Another necessary requirement of VoIP is a Quality of Service (QoS) function. This ensures that the VoIP call quality remains reliable when the Internet connection is under heavy use. The V200 comes with an easy to set QoS feature that will automatically calculate and manage the required bandwidth.

"The QoS function in the V200 can be programmed by anyone," said Brett Stevens Senior Product Engineer, NetComm. "It doesnt require any complex port forwarding configuration, so is designed to be really easy to implement."

The built-in three-port switch also allows for networking of multiple computers and other IP devices.

Key features of the V200 include:

  • WAN port for connection of a broadband modem
  • 2 FXS ports for connection of phone equipment for VoIP
  • Internal intercom function that allows both phones to communicate with each other
  • Quality of Service (QoS) router that dynamically calculates the bandwidth required to maintain excellent quality VoIP calls
  • 3-port switch for connection of multiple devices to access the Internet service
  • Supports advanced call handling services including: caller ID, call on-hold, call forward, call waiting and transfer (dependent on VoIP service provider).