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By WelshPaul
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Finally, a replacement for the OBi110 has been officially launched by Obihai, the OBi212. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Front View:
OBi212 Front View
OBi212 Front View
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Rear View:
OBi212 Rear View
OBi212 Rear View
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Surprise, surprise, It's not yet available here in the UK, but it's price over on amazon.com is currently $79.99.

Product description
The OBi212 works with Google Voice as well as any SIP service where the authentication credentials are known. The OBi212 is perfect for those who have a traditional telephone service (POTS) and want the savings and simplicity of using a VoIP service for select calls. With its support for a phone port (FXS), the OBi212 provides an abundance of control and convenience from the comfort of a home phone to accept calls from the POTS line or a VoIP service and make calls via any available the service -- VoIP or POTS. Since the OBi212 is equipped with a line port (FXO) you may bridge POTS service with VoIP services. Additionally, the OBi212 has a LAN port, which helps accommodate a variety of environments where an extra Ethernet port is needed. The OBi212 features quality of service (QoS) to manage and prioritize upstream voice bandwidth over traffic originating from the LAN port.

So Many Features!
  • Works with Up to Four (4) VoIP Services
  • T.38 Real Time Fax over IP
  • High Quality Voice over IP Technology
  • Built-In FXS Phone Port with 5 REN
  • Built-In FXO Line Port with Relay to FXS on Power Loss
  • Built-In Router with QoS for VoIP Traffic Prioritization
  • USB Port for Use with OBiWiFi5G Wireless Adapter, OBiBT Bluetooth Adapter or Storage Device
  • OBiTALK Web Portal: The OBiTALK Web Portal allows you to manage your OBi endpoints and your Circle of Trust.
    The OBiTALK portal helps OBi users configure, add services and manage their OBi devices with ease.
  • Call Forwarding on All Calls, Busy Calls, Forward on No Answer
  • Caller ID – Name & Number
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Transfer
  • Block by Caller ID
  • Automatic Call Back
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Conference Calling
  • Anonymous Calling
  • Message Waiting Indication - Visual and Tone Based

It looks identical to the OBi202 (I wonder if it takes the same firmware file as the OBi200/OBi202) but instead of 2 FXS ports, the OBi212 has just 1 FXO and 1 FXS port. The OBi212 also has a failover relay, to bridge the Phone and Line ports when the device loses power. NICE!!!

I guess what everyone wants to know now is, does this device suffer from the same dreaded "echo" reported by so many when using an OBiLINE adapter with the OBi200 and OBi202? Sadly I have no idea, I'm yet to get my hands on one.
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Not at this time no. :thinking:

Having just looked at OBIHAI's product offerings for sale over on Amazon UK it shouldn't be long now. They currently have available:

  • OBi100 - £39.00
  • OBi200 - £39.00
IP Phones:
  • OBi1022 - £89.00
  • OBi1032 - £109.00
  • OBi1062 - £129.00
  • OBiBT - £19.00
  • OBiWiFi5G - £20.00
  • OBiEHS - £29.00
Not sure why OBIHAI are selling the obsolete OBi100 for £39.00 though? You'd have to be crazy to purchase one of those over the OBi200! :astonished:

FYI, OBIHAI don't handle the UK stock as it's all drop shipped over to Amazon and they process and handle the stock on behalf of OBIHAI. It's likely that OBIHAI are waiting until some of the existing products above are sold before sending over new stock from the states. This is how it's been in the past and it kinda makes sense given that there is likely a lot of paper work involved (not to mention import fees and taxes) when moving stock around.

If I was a betting man, I'd put a £1 on it being made available around March or April 2018.
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OBi212 Quick Start Guide

Installation & Configuration Guide

Step 1 Installation Requirements

Pease check to see that you have the following:
  1. OBi212 Device
  2. Ethernet Cable
  3. Power Adapter
You will also need:
  1. One touch tone phone.
    • This can be an analog or digital, corded or cordless phone
  2. An active Internet Connection.
  3. Access to the Internet via an Ethernet Port on your router or modem.
  4. (Optional) Access to an analog telephone (POTS) LINE.
  5. (Optional) An active Internet phone service subscription with all required SIP credentials to make & receive calls on said service.

Step 2 OBi212 Installation

Please observe the following steps to install the OBi.
  1. Connect a phone to the Phone port – use cable currently connected to phone
  2. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the OBi INTERNET port and the other end to an Ethernet port on your Internet router or Ethernet switch.
  3. Connect the 12‐Volt power adapter to the OBi power jack and a power outlet
  4. (Optional) Using the supplied RJ‐11 telephone line cable, connect the OBi LINE port to an active analog telephone (POTS) line jack.

Step 3 Make a Test Call Using OBiTALK

At any time, you may place a test call to the OBi Number below:

Dial **9 followed by: 222222222

Your OBi is ready to make FREE calls to other OBi endpoints using the OBiTALK network. On the bottom of your unit, you will see a 9‐digit OBi Number. This is your OBi Number.

Give this number to your friends, family and colleagues so they can call you from their OBi device or using the OBiON iPhone and Android apps for smart phones.

To use the OBiTALK network, all you have to do is install your OBi, pick up the phone and then call yuour friends by dialing **9 and their nine‐digit OBi Number.

Step 4 Set‐up an OBiTALK Account Then Add Your OBi to the Account

Go to: www.obitalk.com

Register for an OBiTALK account. This will allow you to easily activate devices and add any commercial VoIP services used with your OBi.

The first time you log‐in OBiTALK, a pop‐up window will appear allowing you to add your device. Click “Yes” to add your OBi Device to the OBiTALK Dashboard. After adding your device, you will be able to set‐upvoice services and other configuration information. Multiple devices may be added to a single account.

Follow the on‐screen instructions to add your OBi device to your OBiTALK account.

Once added, you will be directed to the Device Configuration page.

‐ Set your OBi display name, time zone, and daylight savings values
‐ Select the “Save Changes” button.

Step 5 Set‐Up VoIP Services

After you register and add your OBi device at www.obitalk.com, the OBi Device Configuration page will help you set‐up commercial VoIP services such as the Google VoiceTM communication service.

Do this by selecting the Google Voice Set‐Up button. You may also select from any one of the other listed service providers. If your service is no there, you may use the Generic Service Provider option.

Generally, all you will need to set‐up a service is the User Name and Password for the service.

Warning Statement

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Any Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

‐Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

‐Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

‐Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

‐Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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As the OBi212 has been officially released by OBIHAI, any beta testing period will have already likely been completed. This is just speculation on my part but I doubt any beta testing was done here in the UK at all. :thinking:

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