Snom announced recently that it added a new phone system to its lineup. The M325 is a digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT (News - Alert)) system that combines the M300 base station with the M25 handset. It brings the convenience of cordless phones that consumers enjoy at home into the office.
Berlin-based Snom Technology AG develops unified communications (UC) solutions and produces several models of wireless and desk phones, and accessories.
The M325 was designed with small offices in mind. The M300 base station supports up to 20 handsets, either the M25 or M65 models. As expected, the system’s firmware supports up to 20 SIP accounts and up to 5 parallel calls.
The phone system also follows industry standards when it comes to provisioning, making it easy to set up. According to product literature, the M325 is compatible with major IP PBX systems, so you can still use the same phone equipment after switching to a different IP PBX (News - Alert).
It has a range of 300 meters outdoors and 50 meters indoors. Up to three M5 repeaters can be used with the base station to improve these ranges.
One of the benefits that Snom emphasizes about the M325 is that users are not chained to their desks as they would be with a desk phone or wired headset. This allows users to leave their workstation area while on a call to perform common tasks like looking up a file or consulting with a co-worker. This also keeps employees connected, since they can still take calls whenever they have to leave their workstation area.
While it could conceivably be used in any size of office environment, the M325 is best-suited for smaller offices that need flexibility in their phone system. Employees can remain connected from anywhere in the office, and since it works with many IP PBXs, businesses are not locked into any single provider. With the M325, small businesses have another option that lets them use the latest IP PBX technology without being overly difficult to set up.