The weekly VOIP Users Conference calls have often mentioned the Chinese made IAX phones, including both their strengths and weaknesses. Jared Smith posted a brief but positive comment on the Asterisk Users mailing list today with respect to a new SIP/IAX2 capable phone from Allnet in Germany.
With a little digging I was able to find an image (seen left, click for larger) which looks promising. Also a link to a brochure on the product web page here. The brochure describes the phone as SIP only, but Jared’s post says it’s SIP & IAX capable.
I’m not certain that this is a new device. With a little further digging I’ve found the phone offered by a VOIP Solutions, a European reseller. for 73 Euro. That’s about $107 USD. Their web site reports the phone as capable of 4 SIP and 1 IAX registration.
Further, Allnet is listed as a formal Digium partner. Perhaps we finally have a higher quality option for an IAX2 phone?