snom UC Edition Portfolio of Desktop Phones Now Qualified for Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Company to exhibit industry’s most comprehensive line of fully interoperable and integrated Lync-qualified IP business phones at UC Expo in London
Berlin and London, UK (19 February, 2013) – snom technology AG, a leading developer and vendor of IP desktop phones, announced today that its snom UC Edition IP business phones are qualified by Microsoft as fully interoperable with Microsoft Lync Server 2013. snom will showcase its expanded line-up of standards-based endpoints – including its new, award-winning 7xx series – at UC Expo in London.
UC Expo runs from 5-6 March at London Olympia. snom’s Unified Communications Director, Tim Koehler, will be delivering a seminar at the Expo on Tuesday, 5th March at 3.10pm at the Microsoft Theatre. Entitled “Try this on another Lync phone,” the seminar will cut through the hype around Lync for voice and discuss issues such as the features and functionality that really matter to desktop workers, and the importance of flexibility and customisation.
snom’s UC Edition IP phones represent the industry’s largest and most complete portfolio of full-featured business phones that are compatible and interoperable with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and 2010. The new snom 710, 720 and 760 IP phones headline the company’s six-phone snom UC Edition family and will be on display on snom’s stand, G711 at UC Expo. snom’s UC Edition phones are the industry’s first SIP endpoints to earn “Qualified” status for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 – the top designation for full interoperability and integration of standards-based desktop phones in Lync deployment environments.
“snom has a long history of leadership with Lync interoperability,” said Michael Knieling, COO, snom technology AG. “We were the first SIP phones qualified for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (OCS R2) and Lync 2010, so we’re excited to continue our unique partnership as Microsoft upgrades to Lync 2013. We’re looking forward to demonstrating our snom UC Edition portfolio at UCExpo, and we’re proud to be hosting a seminar at this event.”
Microsoft Lync Server 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform that productively connects people, everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices. It provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice and video, as well as impressive meeting tools. Lync Server 2013 voice users utilising snom UC Edition phones for desktop communications enjoy a full range of traditional IP PBX and Lync collaboration features, including: Boss/Admin, Music on Hold, Call Park and integrated presence buttons. snom endpoints also support new voice features and functionality introduced in Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Voice, including improved configuration options for call forwarding and simultaneous ringing.
snom UC Edition Portfolio
- snom 7xx series – snom 760, 720 and 710 IP Phones: The new snom 7xx series phones, now qualified for Microsoft Lync, offer businesses three models of affordable, full-featured IP phones: the executive level snom 760 UC edition desktop phone, designed for the corner office; the snom 720 UC edition IP phone for the middle manager or information-driven knowledge worker; and the snom 710 UC edition, an entry-level phone for standard workforce.
- snom 821 IP Phone: The snom 821 UC edition model is an elegant and well-designed advanced IP desktop phone for the executive or knowledge worker.
- snom 3xx series – snom 370 and snom 300 IP Phones: The snom 3xx series of UC edition “Qualified for Lync” phones include the advanced snom 370 UC edition model and the entry-level snom 300 UC edition, the company’s most widely deployed business phone.
snom will be demonstrating its full portfolio of Lync 13 qualified phones on stand G711 in the Microsoft Village at UC Expo in London. For more information and to register for UC Expo, please visit www.ucexpo.co.uk
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Founded in 1996, snom technology AG develops and manufactures VoIP telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognised for its high-quality, customisable and cost-effective business phones, snom is also differentiated by the company’s history in the VoIP industry and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s products are designed to be fully interoperable with leading communications equipment vendors. snom customers and partners benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that snom telephones offer, including plug-and-play integration and universal compatibility with standards-based SIP VoIP platforms, applications or services. In September 2011, the snom 300 and snom 821 became the first SIP phones to achieve “Qualified for Microsoft Lync” status – Microsoft’s top distinction for fully-tested interoperability and compatibility with Microsoft Lync. snom’s leadership continues today, based on its six-phone UC edition portfolio – the industry’s largest and most extensive family of standards-based business phones qualified for Microsoft Lync enterprise environments.
snom technology AG is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with offices in Italy, France, the United Kingdom and the U.S. that support a global network of channel partners in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. For more information, visit www.snom.com.
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