snom technology has announced that its snom UC edition phones, available via channel partners, now feature expanded calling, collaboration and integration capabilities with Microsoft Lync.
snom is introducing new firmware that supports enhanced PC pairing via Ethernet-based unified communications features on its Lync-qualified devices. These include click-to-dial, call transfer and ad-hoc conferencing, where users drag and drop Lync contacts from their snom desktop phone into the Lync 2013 Client to make a connection.
snom’s UC edition phones now also support Lync integration and device management capabilities with Lync Server. The snom 7xx series and snom 821 UC edition phones feature 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. Further, the phones support 802.1x authentication for enhanced wired endpoint security with Lync voice deployments.
“snom is relentlessly focused on delivering the industry’s most extensive lineup of Lync-qualified phones for any size business, designed to support Lync’s full set of rich innovative, productivity-enhancing, collaboration features,” said Usman Tahir, snom’s CTO. “This new snom UC edition firmware raises the bar again with full support for enhanced ‘better together,’ and puts the snom-qualified devices on a par with Microsoft Lync-optimized devices while also bringing a whole set of additional features exclusive to snom devices.”
snom’s newly expanded lineup of Lync desktop phones also features HP 4110 and HP 4120 Lync-optimized phones. In June, snom entered into an agreement with HP whereby snom, its channel partners, distributors and system integrators would sell HP’s Lync-optimized phones in addition to its own Lync-qualified UC edition endpoints.