IT EXPO: Snom adds Microsoft Linc 2010 compatibility; PBX, new cordless DECT HD phone coming

Los Angeles – snom technologies (www.snom.com) has qualified one phone to work with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 and Microsoft Linc 2010, is rolling out a software-based PBX package for SMBs, and will be coming out with a cordless DECT phone supporting G.722 in the near future.

The snom 300 is cited as the “first general purpose SIP phone” tested to work with Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 while also retaining all of its standards-based SIP features. Since it works with OCS 2007 R2 it is also compatible with Microsoft Linc 2010 (formerly known as OCS wave 14 if memory serves).

A snom manager speaking at the IT EXPO “Meet the HD Handset Vendors” panel said the company was on the verge of releasing its own SMB IP PBX software, snomOne.  A free – but fully functional – version would support up to 10 users, while paid versions would be available for 20 users and “unlimited” – estimated at around 150 phones. Formal details on snomOne were expected to be announced within the next few weeks.

Coming later this year to North America (currently undergoing FCC certification) will be the m9 DECT cordless phone.  The m9, a follow-on to the company’s m3 cordless phone, supports automatic roaming between DECT base stations, is IPv6 “ready,” and supports wideband/HD voice through the G.722 codec. It also supports the TR-69 protocol for remote management.

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