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July 18, 2012

snom technology Names Usman Tahir its New CTO

By Arvind Arora, TMCnet Contributor

The Voice-over-Internet-Protocol or ‘VoIP’ sector is witnessing great movement forward, as more and more users across the globe switch to the Internet-based telephone services leaving their fixed line services aside.

snom technology AG (News - Alert), a developer of advanced VoIP telephones and other equipment based on the Internet Engineering Task Force or ‘IETF’ open standard and Session Initiation Protocol or ‘SIP,’ has announced its intent to promote Usman Tahir to the company’s executive board as chief technology officer. Prior to this, Tahir had been serving the company as its vice president, Product Management, and will now be overseeing all the technology related matters of snom technology.

Offering a wide range of advanced, customizable and low cost business solutions, snom claims to have a long history within the VoIP industry, offering products with high security levels. The company ensures that its entire product range comprising of desktop phones and IP PBXs as well, can comply with the offerings of well known communications equipment vendors. Additionally, the devices provide the users with advanced levels of interoperability and a plug-and-play feature that offers universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. snom 300 and the snom 821 by the company have been officially tested and verified to be the first SIP phones that are compliant with Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync.

Having a degree of BA in politics and sociology, Usman had served at AVAZ Networks and Communications Enabling Technologies as a design engineer before joining snom. Additionally, he has a degree in engineering from the National University of Science & Technology, and also completed the MBA in international business from Stuttgart University.

Having been at snom since the year 2001, Usman initiated his career at the company as a software engineer. Further, he was declared a product manager. During the year 2010, Tahir had been promoted to the position of Vice President Product Management. Within the current development, Dr. Christian Stredicke (News - Alert), founder of snom has been appointed to the supervisory board of the company.

In April 2012, snom technology AG announced to offer a free class to its value-added resellers or ‘VARs’ within North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand. Although the class was free, resellers still had to register online before participating in the class, which had been designed to help them gain a certificate for the snom ONE IP PBX (News - Alert) and snom ONE plus IP PBX appliance products.

To find out more about snom visit the company at ITEXPO West 2012 to be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Visit snom in booth 921. snom is also a Gold Sponsor of ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2012. For more information on ITEXPO, click here.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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