What ever the “status” of licensing, it doesnt apply as it hasn’t stopped NEC, Mitel and alot of others get streaming “sound” in to a phone system, mostly as its a needed feature for companies to have, so it doesn’t matter about what the law says, they all offer it.
The only thing that would stop is “streaming” but then using the “law” to back up the reason its not happening would mean all cars should be limited to 70mph as its illegal in 99% of countries (except Germany where most Autobahns are still unlimited) to go above this speed, and yet… we have cars out of the factory unlimited to at least 100 mph (even the cheapy cars).
Its not illegal to offer the facility, its illegal to do it with no payback, therefore that law wont stop Grandstream getting this hardware streaming audio somehow. To not offer means loosing sales.
I’m already battling one company to get them away from NEC, they have a radio next to the system playing sound, they wont buy it and almost signed another 3 year support with NEC provider as the Grandstream wont play audio when on hold from there source. Infact there branch office (no surprise) now has an NEC system as well, even though Grandstream was over half cheaper, didnt offer music on hold from there source so they didnt buy it.
Its hard enough getting a company to change then to add “ooo but you cant do this, or this, and that”, never going to sell it…
Even though the UC320w is end of life, ive had customers say “well i got the UC320w and 4 phones from ebay, can you install that”, lost sales again, even though the second hands Cisco was more expensive, guess what, paging and music on hold right out of the box, VERY hard to defend Grandstream when basic item like music on hold hasnt been addressed. Even worse when most NEC providers offer a support / payment plan over 2-3 years, there hardware does more and appears cheaper on paper, all over something that should already be built in.
I’d be happy if its an external RRTP or SIP streaming device (may be better as it can be reset easier to re-stream), however cant seem to find that. I know its on the wish list, however its hindering sales…