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snom Adds 370 UC Edition IP Phone to Microsoft Lync Qualified Portfolio
By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Managing Editor
If you are familiar with snom technology AG’s (News - Alert) IP phone portfolio, then you are aware of the lengths the company has gone to in order to certify a number of its IP desktop phones to be compatible with Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync. snom has just announced it has added the snom 370 UC edition desktop phone as the third IP phone that has earned qualification by Microsoft Corp., attaining Qualified for Microsoft Lync status.
The snom 370 UC edition joins snom’s 300 UC edition and snom 821 UC edition IP phones which were both MS Lync certified earlier this year which builds on snom’s initiative to roll out a number of advanced business phones designed to work with both Microsoft Lync as well as SIP-based IP PBX (News - Alert) solutions. snom also offers the MS Lync-enabled snom UC600, an optimized Lync-only USB endpoint.
“We are offering Qualified for Lync products with full IP compatibility, which means businesses can invest in snom IP phones with complete confidence that they will work seamlessly in any SIP-based environment,” states Dr. Michael Knieling (News - Alert), snom’s COO. “All of our Qualified for Lync devices have been fully approved and tested by Microsoft with a number of other devices scheduled to complete the qualification process very soon.”
The snom UC portfolio provides businesses with expanded functionality beyond traditional voice features by adding support for the productivity-enhancing features included in Lync. This includes options such as presence, quick dialing from Lync buddy lists and more. The snom 370 UC edition specifically features a large graphical display and PoE (Power over Ethernet) connectivity, as well as 12 programmable function keys and mini-browser for XML applications.
Next week in Orlando, Florida, snom can be found exhibiting its snom 370 UC edition as well as the company’s expanding line of Qualified for Lync devices from snom at Enterprise Connect (News - Alert) in Booth 737. The complete snom UC portfolio will be on display at the show along with snom’s other IP PBX and SIP products.
“The snom UC portfolio of standards-based IP phones Qualified for Microsoft Lync allows businesses to enhance workforce productivity and collaboration from the desktop,” said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager for Lync at Microsoft.
Edited by Juliana Kenny