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snom 715 Phone Interoperable with Schmooze's PBXact, FreePBX UC Systems

April 04, 2014

By Shamila Janakiraman - Virtual PBX Contributor

Virtual PBX technology is constantly evolving, and businesses are finding more ways to make their PBX products compatible with one another for easier communications amongst companies. To this end, snom technology’s 715 phone is now interoperable with Schmooze’s PBXact phone system, as well as its open source counterpart FreePBX. The company is a developer of IP desktop business phones.

Mike Storella, vice president of snom Americas, said, “snom is committed to interoperability with the broadest range of SIP-based platforms, and is pleased to have completed certification with Schmooze Com’s on-premises and hosted solutions.”

Officials explained that the Schmooze Endpoint Manager can be used to auto-provision the snom phones. The endpoint manager is available in both FreePBX and PBXact and can be installed and managed easily from the PBX graphical user interface or GUI.

snom phones, along with FreePBX and PBXact systems, will deliver a complete end-to-end voice solution. This type of seamless auto-provisioning will benefit value added resellers (VARs) as implementation using the Endpoint Manager GUI tool is much easier.

“The ease of deployment and auto-provisioning via Schmooze’s Manager is a real plus for both VARs and end customers looking for a simplified IP telephony deployment,” Storella added.

FreePBX is a VoIP phone system which is used by several thousand users including small businesses to large enterprises and it serves them as an open source PBX platform. The PBXact business telephone system offers all the features of FreePBX and provides them on a single platform as an on-premise, hosted cloud option along with more advanced functions.

Officials added that the snom 715 has passed the interoperability testing for Schmooze in addition to being successfully tested for interoperability with many innovative PBX providers.

The snom UC edition phones are the first devices that use the power of Lync’s native administration interface to integrate the device components of Lync with the phones which can now support in-band device management. Earlier phone versions needed additional infrastructure, so deploying them was time consuming and expensive. This is the first step towards a more integrated communications platform.

Edited by Alisen Downey


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