snom phone tested by Microsoft for OCS compatibility

by Shijaz Abdulla on 26.09.2010 at 09:59

snom technology AG is a developer and manufacturer of VOIP phones for enterprise and residential markets.

The snom 300 phone has been tested by Microsoft for interoperability with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The snom 300 uses the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for VoIP communications. This dedication to a standards-based protocol makes the snom 300 interoperable with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 while also retaining all of its standards-based SIP features.

The announcement of the snom 300 is a new addition to the OCS IP phone portfolio, and meets a long desired need for an inexpensive IP phone ($120 MSRP) that has been tested for interoperability with OCS.

Compatible Devices Program for Microsoft Lync is Microsoft’s program to test and qualify partner devices to work with Microsoft Lync so partners can provide a wide choice of phones, headsets, conference room systems, and other devices to meet the needs of employees in all workspaces—including headquarters, branch offices, and remote locations. These communications devices enable users to connect via audio and video for a rich communication and collaboration experience wherever they are.  The program includes 2 levels:

  • ‘Optimized for OCS/Lync’ – IP phones, headsets, conference room systems and other devices that offer a rich and integrated experience giving customers the power to get the most out of their Lync experience and return on investment.
  • Other compatible IP phones – IP phones tested to provide basic interoperability and quality of experience. snom300 is the first phone in this new category.

Read the snom press release here.