snom UC Edition IP Phones Now Qualified for Microsoft Lync
December 06, 2012
By Rachel Ramsey
, TMCnet Web Editor
With the huge amount of calls being made by businesses today, you need a reliable business phone system that is cost effective and fits perfectly with your business model. With VoIP services being used by major companies across the globe, it opens the doors to economical and more productive ways to have meetings and conversations that cost much less, while delivering a high-quality means of communications.
snom technology AG (News - Alert) develops and manufacturers VoIP telephones based on open standards for enterprise communications. It develops and produces business VoIP systems for communication based on the open standard SIP. Six of snom’s unified communications edition IP phones are now “Qualified for Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync.” The offering will provide businesses with the largest and most complete portfolio of full-featured, standards-based IP desktop phones fully compatible and interoperable with Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
The snom UC edition portfolio offers businesses deploying Microsoft’s enterprise unified communications solution a wide range of phones meeting all organizational needs – from advanced executive suite business phones to entry-level Lync endpoints for the company lobby.
“The qualification of these six snom UC edition desktop phones with Microsoft Lync gives organizations versatility and flexibility in selecting and installing endpoints that closely align with business processes. The phones are sophisticated, yet affordable, and support a rich set of advanced Lync features,” said Michael Knieling (News - Alert), COO, snom technology AG, in a statement. “snom’s partners can now offer their business customers the widest selection of full-featured, standards-based IP phones.”
Microsoft Compatible Devices Program tests and qualifies devices to work with Microsoft Lync 2010 and provide customers with a choice of phones, headsets, conference room systems and other devices. Powered by Lync Phone (News - Alert) Edition, IP desk phones enabled for Lync have full support to PBX (News - Alert) functionalities, access to calendar and contacts, rich conferencing, extended functionalities when connected to the PC and integrated security and manageability. Select snom models of the phones support IP PBX capabilities, including call parking, music on hold, boss/admin and integrated presence functionality.
“snom continues to set the standard for SIP phone innovation with Microsoft Lync,” said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager of Microsoft Lync. “The combination of snom’s new Lync firmware and expanded portfolio raises the bar by delivering enhanced IP PBX functionality and server management capabilities to Lync customers. These phones will offer Microsoft partners and resellers more options to address customer needs and add tremendous value to the Lync ecosystem.”
Included in the UC edition are the new snom 7xx series phones, offering three models of affordable, full-featured business VoIP phones. All phones feature a sleek, ergonomic design, support for high-definition wideband voice, programmable function keys and an intuitive user interface with integrated Lync features.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli