snom technology AG announced today six snom UC edition IP phones are now “Qualified for Microsoft Lync.” The offering will provide businesses with the largest and most complete portfolio of full-featured, standards-based IP desktop phones fully compatible and interoperable with Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
The snom 7xx series – featuring the snom 710, 720 and 760 IP phones – the snom 300 and 370, and the snom 821 all use snom’s new Apollo firmware and have successfully passed the Microsoft Compatible Devices Program’s rigorous testing process. The snom UC edition portfolio offers businesses deploying Microsoft’s enterprise unified communications solution a wide range of phones meeting all organizational needs – from advanced executive suite business phones to entry-level Lync endpoints for the company lobby.
“The qualification of these six snom UC edition desktop phones with Microsoft Lync gives organisations versatility and flexibility in selecting and installing endpoints that closely align with business processes. The phones are sophisticated, yet affordable, and support a rich set of advanced Lync features,” said Michael Knieling, COO, snom technology AG. “snom’s partners can now offer their business customers the widest selection of full-featured, standards-based IP phones.”
These six Lync-qualified snom UC edition phones integrate seamlessly within Microsoft Lync Server deployment environments and deliver rich wideband HD voice call quality. Select models of the phones support IP PBX capabilities, including call parking, music on hold, boss/admin and integrated presence functionality. In addition, the phones support enhanced server provisioning and management capabilities for fast and efficient configuration and deployment with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice.
“snom continues to set the standard for SIP phone innovation with Microsoft Lync,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Microsoft Lync. “The combination of snom’s new Lync firmware and expanded portfolio raises the bar by delivering enhanced IP PBX functionality and server management capabilities to Lync customers. These phones will offer Microsoft partners and resellers more options to address customer needs and add tremendous value to the Lync ecosystem.”