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snom and Chinook Communications Team to Deliver Hosted UC Services
By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Managing Editor
To add to the many announcements IP phone provider snom has consistently rolled out over the past couple of weeks, snom technology AG (News - Alert), has announced its latest partnership with Chinook Communications this week at Enterprise Connect (News - Alert).
Chinook Communications is a Seattle-based hosted IT service provider that now offers its new cloud-based integrated IP telephony and UC service called Total Connect to SMBs. Chinook’s Total Connect is the first production release of Microsoft (News - Alert)-supported Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting. With the recent partnership, Chinook’s Total Connect will begin utilizing snom’s UC edition business phones as the preferred endpoints within its cloud hosted Microsoft Lync service.
Total Connect offered by Chinook features advanced collaboration and communication tools and a complete range of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 voice communications capabilities, according to the release. The hosted solution provides SMBs best-in-class phone, conferencing, IM and email services as an integrated offering.
“With Microsoft’s endorsement, we recognize snom is at the forefront of building standards-based phones designed to work in a cloud communications environment that are fully compatible with both hosted UC and VoIP solutions,” said Steve Schwartz, President of Chinook Communications.
snom will be debuting Chinook’s new Total Connect hosted unified communications and telephony solution with snom UC edition desktop phones this week in Orlando, FL at Enterprise Connect 2012 in booth #737 and again at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo in booth #541 in Las Vegas, NV.
“Successfully delivering business-class telephony service from the cloud takes a unique phone system and a device endpoint, and snom is ahead of the curve with its Lync-optimized devices required for end-user voice access. The snom UC portfolio is the perfect choice for desktop phones to complement our Total Connect offering,” Schwartz added.
Chinook Total Connect is a pay-as-you-go bundle that delivers both phone service and collaboration tools from one single source. The bundle includes the complete range of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 voice communications capabilities including a hosted MS Lync-based phone system, presence and instant messaging features, PSTN integrated audio conferencing and Web-based audio/video conferencing. Total Connect also provides application sharing and MS Exchange 2010 for email as well as document management with Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
According to snom, the snom UC edition desktop phones round out the Total Connect offer as the primary interface for voice applications since both the snom 300 UC edition, snom 370 UC edition and snom 821 UC edition are fit to suit any business requirement, whether users include general office workers or higher level businesses executives.
“Chinook’s Total Connect package provides SMBs with a rich enterprise-level service that allows these organizations to take advantage of the advanced productivity enhancing capabilities of Microsoft Lync but deployed as hosted service,” said Mike Storella (News - Alert), COO of snom technology Inc. “By integrating Total Connect with the snom UC portfolio, SMBs can take full advantage of unified communications like never before.”
Edited by Juliana Kenny