snom technology AG has introduced new auto-configuration capabilities for its UC edition 7xx series and 821 business phones.
The IP business phone vendor is showcasing the Lync-compatible phones and its portfolio of standards-based, Lync-qualified UC edition phones at Enterprise Connect. The new phones are designed to simplify and speed Microsoft Lync deployments in enterprise environments.
The snom 7xx series and snom 821 UC edition phones feature new base firmware that enables the phones to natively connect to the Lync server for out-of-the box configuration, enabling fast and streamlined provisioning for these SIP-based phones in multi-site enterprise Microsoft Lync environments, the company said.
“snom continues to find new ways to simplify Lync with Voice deployments by improving connectivity and compatibility of standards-based snom UC edition phones," said Dr. Michael Knieling, managing director, snom technology AG. “We’re the first standards-based Lync-qualified phones to offer plug-and-play integration with Lync, taking our phones a step beyond other market options. Our easy configuration process and new features will continue to address critical Lync Voice requirements in enterprise businesses."
All phones in the snom 7xx series use the company's Apollo firmware and have passed the Microsoft Compatible Devices Program's testing process for full qualification and certification with Lync. The snom UC edition portfolio offers businesses a wide range of phones covering any deployment requirement from factory floor and lobby models to executive desktop devices.
“snom’s endpoint out-of-the-box provisioning provides a huge benefit to businesses and Microsoft Partners, who will value plug-and-play configuration from the phone to Lync server infrastructure," said Mike Storella, COO, snom technology Inc. “snom’s standards-based SIP Lync-qualified phones continue to raise the bar, offering the same high quality Lync compatibility, features and integration as comparable Lync-compatible endpoints, but at a far more affordable price."