In this review we will introduce the Grandstream HandyTone-502 Analog Telephone Adapter, the newest in the HandyTone ATA series.
When my colleague gave me the device, my first thoughts were: “What a beautiful jewel!”. And really, it looks like a jewel! It is very elegant, small in size, and really great looking with this light and dark grey color, it's a beauty!
Afterwards I started examining it. The designers have done a good job by making the angles round and by making merging of the light and dark colors. At the front of the device, there are five inscriptions – Power, WAN, LAN, PHONE1 and PHONE2. The size of the inscriptions is big enough for a easier reading.
Seen from above the situation is also wonderful. There are five lights for the respective five inscriptions, that lights in green when the device is active.
From the below there is information about your device such as the input power - +12V ~ 1.25A, the exact model and the country which it is made in. At the bottom you also can find your MAC address and the bar code. There are four legs, by which the device stands on the surface, but these legs are very fragile. I broke two of them in just a couple of days. The glue is not promising.
You have five plugs + the little reset button. The plugs are: LAN, WAN, Power, PHONE1 and PHONE2.
Let's say also some words about the “heart” of HandyTone-502. It is based on SIP standards and features 2 FXS ports, dual 10M/100Mbps Ethernet ports with integrated high performance NAT router, port status and message waiting LED.It supports a lot of things: UPnP, SIP over TCP/TLS, up to 2 SIP account profiles, caller ID, call waiting, 3-way conference, blind or attended transfer, call forward, DND (Do Not Disturb), voicemail, T.38 fax, flexible dialplan, direct IP-calling, multi-language voice prompts, secure and automated provisioning using HTTP/HTTPS/Telnet/TFTP and most famous voice codecs such as: G.711, G.723, G.729, iLBC, etc.
Grandstream HandyTone-502 is very easy to be configured. There are only 4-5 menus. There is need only to be read the tutorial and you can easily configure it. Be ware with the changing of the IP address of the device or your IP address of the machine, through you configure the HT-502. If something doesn't work properly after you made the desired changes, and after you check out all settings, you must turn off the device and after 10 seconds turn it on again.
Grandstream HandyTone-502 is very good choice. It's good looking and it is squeezed by features.
You can read our tutorial about HT-502 here.