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snom Unveils New VoIP Conference Speaker Phone � snom MeetingPoint


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March 31, 2009

snom Unveils New VoIP Conference Speaker Phone � snom MeetingPoint

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

After spending much of the spring rolling out new products including its first conference phone and an environmentally friendly touch screen phone, voice over IP telephone developer and manufacturer snom technology AG this week introduced the snom MeetingPoint.

The SIP-based conference phone is now available for the North American enterprise and small to medium business (SMB) markets.
The phone is designed to deliver wideband audio and allows for management of up to four outside participants, Mike Storella, director of business development for snom recently told TMCnet during an advance briefing.
snom MeetingPoint, which also allows for 12 SIP extensions and native connectivity with Microsoft (News - Alert) OCS, is designed to record meetings with up to 10 participants with a USB port that allows users to transfer the recordings.
“It’s another step in the evolution of our phones,” Storella told TMCnet, adding that the company would continue to broaden its product offerings.

The snom MeetingPoint is designed for both medium to large size meeting rooms with features such as Konftel’s (News - Alert) OmniSound 2.0 audio conferencing technology with advanced noise suppression and high fidelity wideband audio and offers host of powerful conferencing capabilities built in to extend its range.
As TMCnet recently reported, Europe's leading conference phone manufacturer has struck a deal to deliver IP conference phones to snom technology AG .
Konftel AB, a Sweden-based developer of conference phones with patented audio technology OmniSound, will immediately begin complementing snom’s portfolio of VoIP conference phones, according to the companies.
Michael Knieling (News - Alert), snom’s executive vice president of Marketing, said: “It leverages Konftel’s patented OmniSound 2.0 broadband technology enabling us to deliver full duplex audio that is almost concert quality without any distracting background noise.”

In addition to Konftel’s OmniSound, Sotrella said the phone also has an array of extras such as extension microphones that can be added to increase the range and size of conference rooms possible with the MeetingPoint.
The phone features snom’s fourth generation SIP technology, and the same advanced SIP calling features and broad compatibility with standards-based IP PBX (News - Alert), hosted VoIP and unified communications solutions as snom’s 820 and 3XX series desktop VoIP phones, according to the company.
The snom MeetingPoint VoIP conference phone is available in the U.S. and Mexico through snom’s network of North American distributors and resellers at $899.
The company is showcasing snom MeetingPoint at booth #640 of the VoiceCon Orlando 2009 conference and trade show taking place at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando Florida this week March 30-April 2.
Other product highlights include:

Management of up to 4 external participants.
Simultaneous management of internal and external telephone listings (LDAP).
Support of contact listings (simple presence, MS OCS).
Integrated snom Flexor CTI (News - Alert).
Crystal clear voice quality by Konftel’s OmniSound 2.0, the company’s patented audio technology that provides excellent voice transmission.
Recording range up to 30 m² room area or 10 participants.
Multiple SIP registrations allowing for 12 lines to connect to the phone.
Conference recording capabilities.
Robust VoIP security – OpenVPN, SRTP & TLS.
Easy integration w/standards-based IP PBX,  hosted VoIP platforms and unified communications platforms including Asterisk and Microsoft Office. Communications Server 2007.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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