Companies Announce Premier Interoperability Agreement
BERLIN, GERMANY and HUNTSVILLE, AL — Oct. 29, 2007 — snom technology AG, developer and manufacturer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones, and Digium Inc., the Asterisk company, today announced their renewed partnership agreement to offer integrated, SIP-based telephony solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. snom has signed on as a Digium/Asterisk Premier Interoperability Partner, which will give broad support for Asterisk Business Edition telephony features on snom phones. SMB customers will receive a tightly integrated, standards-based solution with simplified provisioning, and the delivery of new capabilities and features.
“By partnering with innovative companies like snom we can offer the business community more options and features when building high-end telephony systems based on Asterisk,” said Bill Miller, VP of Marketing and Product Management. “The interoperability between Asterisk Business Edition and snom IP phones ensures flexibility and broad support for Asterisk. We look forward to furthering our reach in the marketplace through this partnership.”
snom’s highly configurable and interoperable IP desktop phones and the new snom m3 IP DECT phone will be combined with Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition, the professional-grade version of Asterisk. Through a combination of the snom and Digium offerings, SMB customers will have access to advanced telephony solutions which are more affordable compared to proprietary systems. Additionally, these new offerings will give customers the control, rapid feature development and deployment, and rich feature base that the Asterisk community and its partners provide.
“Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition offers a high-end solution for SMBs,” said Michael Knieling, CFO and executive vice president of marketing and sales for snom. “Combined with snom’s family of phones, companies can now have a VoIP phone system that offers all of the high-end features of an enterprise solution.”
All snom VoIP telephones, including the 300, 320, 360 and 370, are highly configurable and easy to manage through the keypad-cursor, dedicated function keys and menus, or Web browser, and offer user-friendly features like full-programmable keys and downloadable
ringtones. snom phones offer a complete implementation of the IETF’s latest
recommendations for standards-based authentication and content security (SIP(s)/sRTP). Their new IP DECT, the snom m3, is the company’s cordless offering. The snom m3 provides an optimal VoIP communication system for the enterprise, SMB or home office.
snom technology AG develops and manufactures Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high quality, customizable and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company’s 10-year history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s software exists in the firmware on the phones — making it easier for users to download updates and new features. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. Additional information on snom can be found at www.snom.com.
Digium, Inc., the Asterisk Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has grown to become the open source alternative to the traditional communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less than proprietary voice communication platforms. Digium makes Asterisk available to the open source community under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and uses business-class Asterisk to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company’s product line also includes a wide range of hardware to enable resellers and customers to design their own voice over IP (VoIP) systems. This year alone, more than 12 billion new minutes of phone calls will be made using Asterisk. More information is available at www.digium.com.
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