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snom Gives Back for Earth Day with IP Phone Promotion
By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Managing Editor
In spirit of Earth Day this upcoming weekend, IP phone provider snom is running a promotion to showcase the company’s dedication behind its green VoIP initiative.
To further reiterate this initiative snom, will no longer be including external power supplies as part of the standard package for its 3xx and 7xx series IP phones. Instead, snom will be focusing on powering these phones using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
The 3xx and 7xx line of the business VoIP phones all include a Gigabit Ethernet switch, automatic provisioning, wireless LAN connectivity and the company’s wideband high-definition voice quality. Both series of phones can transfer data at a speed of 1000Mbits/s without slowing down the network or a connected PC.
The transition of powering its IP phones via PoE is ideal for snom to centralize, deploy and provide uninterrupted power supply for its customers. To encourage greater environmental awareness, snom will donate one dollar for every IP phone from its 3xx or 7xx series purchased in the nine weeks between April 22 and June 22, 2012. All donations will be made to the environmental initiative "Earth Day International" in Germany.
"Feedback from our customers has revealed that the vast majority use PoE to power their phones," explains snom's COO, Dr. Michael Knieling (News - Alert). "This means that many thousands of power supplies have probably been produced and never been used: In our eyes an unnecessary burden on the environment. With the donation to Earth Day International, we are providing our customers with a really easy way to help conserve the environment."
According to snom, this Earth Day promotion is just another addition to its 'Green VoIP' initiative and the low levels of energy consumption which snom IP phones represent. Those who rely on the external power supply unit and are unable to take advantage of the benefits of PoE will of course continue to be able to request them from their distributor or reseller.
For more information on how to benefit from visit snom’s website.
Edited by Juliana Kenny