Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Product prejudice

"Product hate" tends to last longer that the reason for it. Case in point: I've asked a few Grandstream-related questions in some well-known forums and, instead of receiving legitimate answers (or even "don't know"), I've ended up on the receiving end of invective that is reminiscent of the old MS-v-Linux quasi-religious "purism".

The company may have had some crappy products in the past, but I've used a number of their products recently and I'm quite happy with them. Admittedly, the previous firmwares did cause a number of unbearable issues but the current versions work quite nicely. I'd recommend taking another look at the Grandstream stuff if you're needing some cheap equipment. Some of the newer models have a few bells/whistles that you might be interested in, too.