snom technologys executive business phone, the snom 821, has been tested and approved by Microsoft for interoperability with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2. Its being further tested for use with Microsoft Lync 2010. This recognition represents the second snom desktop phone to be qualified through the Compatible Devices Program.
snom is displaying the 821 and the previously qualified snom 300 at this weeks Enterprise Connect Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
"We have always been keenly focused on interoperability in all our products, so achieving qualification of the snom 821 with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 marks the next step of closer interoperability with Microsoft environments, adding new functionality to the snom OCS edition firmware," said Dr. Michael Knieling, executive vice president of marketing and sales, snom technology. "The snom 821 is our most popular executive-class phone and with a full color display and HD audio codecs, it is a great phone to take advantage of all the benefits of a Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 environment."
The snom 821 features a high-resolution TFT color display capable of displaying presence, supports speed dialing of client contacts, and hosts a gigabit-Ethernet switch. Capable of supporting up to twelve accounts, the snom 821 is the only phone in the market that can concurrently operate in a mixed environment of Microsoft OCS R2 and SIP on a single phone, offering maximum flexibility to the end customer, the company said.
"This qualification with Microsoft as part of its Compatible Device Program is a great reference point for resellers and distributors who need an advanced, business-class desktop phone that is tested with Microsoft OCS 2007 R2," explained Mike Storella, COO of snom technology. "The snom 821’s functionality featuring gigabit speed and color display provides critical processing power and a dashboard display interface that makes it an ideal desktop phone for enterprises deploying unified communications applications such as Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 and soon Microsoft Lync."