Chinook, snom Team to Deliver Total Connect

CHANNEL PARTNERS Hosted IT services provider Chinook Communications (Booth #541 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo) has partnered with IP desk phone-maker snom technology AG to deliver an IP telephony/unified communications service called Total Connect.

Total Connect is a cloud-hosted Microsoft Lync service. It’s Chinook’s first production release of Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting and uses snom UC edition phones as the preferred endpoints. Total Connect is a pay-as-you-go bundle that includes the following:

  • Hosted Microsoft Lync-based phone system
  • Presence
  • Instant messaging
  • PSTN-integrated audio conferencing
  • Web-based audio/video conferencing
  • Application-sharing
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 for email and unified messaging
  • Secure document management with Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Successfully delivering business-class telephony service from the cloud takes a unique phone system and a device endpoint, and snom is ahead of the curve with its Lync-optimized devices required for end-user voice access,” said Steve Schwartz, president of Chinook Communications. “The snom UC portfolio is the perfect choice for desktop phones to complement our Total Connect offering.”

The snom UC phones that work with Total Connect include the entry-level 300 UC edition; the 370 UC edition; and the advanced 821 edition.

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