snom Announces Handset Compatibility with Microsoft Lync at UC Expo 2012

snom devices are the first IP phones to offer full compatibility with Microsoft's hosted unified communications solution

London, UK, March 6, 2012 – snom, a provider of IP telephony solutions and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, will be joining Microsoft Corp. and other members of the Microsoft Lync Hosted Pack Reference Architecture Partner Ecosystem at UC Expo in London to demonstrate the compatibility of the snom UC edition range of desktop IP phones with Microsoft Lync.

“There are a multitude of unified communications scenarios where telephony users require standalone fixed desktop or wall-mounted phones as an alternative to a softphone on a PC. The snom 300 entry-level IP phone, snom 370  and the snom 821 advanced IP phone have undergone Microsoft interoperability testing to achieve qualification status and help bring additional layers of functionality and productivity to a Microsoft Lync UC environment,” states Dr. Michael Knieling, snom’s COO. “snom’s UC edition devices are a great choice for use with hosted unified communications and collaboration solutions such as the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting. Their dual IP and UC compatibility provides a fully-featured handset that is compatible with whatever platform it is paired with.”

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting is a unified communications hosting solution for telecom and hosting providers. It builds on the underlying Microsoft Lync Server 2010 platform to provide carriers and service providers with a complete unified communications service solution, allowing them to offer their customers seamless integration between communication and productivity tools and create a highly-collaborative team environment with improved organizational flexibility.

“The snom UC edition endpoints provide users with an added layer of voice functionality,” explains Warren Barkley, general manager for Lync at Microsoft. “Thanks to their seamless compatibility with the Microsoft Lync Hosted Pack, the snom devices make it possible to extend voice and presence features to a variety of additional areas of business. This makes the snom UC edition a key component of the Microsoft Lync Hosted Pack Reference Architecture Partner Ecosystem.”

snom’s devices that are Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting compatible include the snom 300 UC edition, the snom 370 UC edition and the snom 821 UC edition, which are all certified as ‘Qualified for Microsoft Lync’. snom will be demonstrating these devices at UC Expo 2012, 6-7 March, on stand 717 in the Microsoft Partner Village as well as on the Microsoft stand (721). The devices will be set-up in a Microsoft Lync environment on both the snom and Microsoft stands, allowing visitors to experience first hand the benefits of snom’s UC edition portfolio and unified communications applications. 

For more information on snom’s range of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions, please visit the snom website.

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