For Immediate Release
snom technology Partners with Pandora Networks to Offer Businesses a Complete VoIP Communications Solution
Combined VoIP offering includes phones and service plans
BOSTON, MA and BERLIN, GERMANY — September 12, 2006 — snom technology AG, developer and manufacturer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones, today announced a strategic partnership with Pandora Networks, (www.pandoranetworks.com) a provider of On Demand IP communication services for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). According to the agreement, Pandora will include snom telephones as part of its Worksmart communications solution allowing SMBs to enjoy the benefits of enterprise-level communications services and collaboration tools at an affordable price point.
“The partnership with Pandora signifies our first service provider agreement in the U.S.,” said Michael Knieling, CFO and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for snom. “Working directly with service providers is an important part of our business model, as it allows us to expand rapidly in an already-established customer base.”
Pandora Networks delivers unified business communications and collaboration tools as a service to small- and medium-sized businesses. Pandora Network’s Worksmart solution, an integrated voice, video, messaging and collaboration platform, will now include the snom 300, snom 320, and snom 360 IP phones.
“As a leader in VoIP telephones, it was an obvious choice to partner with snom,” said Walter Snell, CEO and Founder of Pandora Networks. “Our Worksmart hosted IP communication solution allows hardware manufacturers like snom to reach out to SMBs who want to avoid an investment in premise-based PBX hardware. Now our customers will be able to subscribe to a complete end-to-end communications solution, starting with snom phones.”
snom telephones support all common standards, as well as the latest technology platforms. All snom phones are compatible with SIP-based telephone systems and system components including open source platforms such as Asterisk, SER or sipXpbx, and proprietary solutions offered by companies such as Pandora (Worksmart), Kapsch (Mississippi), Objectworld (UC Server) and many more. snom’s technical team works closely with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), ensuring that all snom phones are equipped with the highest security standards in VoIP.
snom technology AG develops and manufacturers 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 ten-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.
About Pandora Networks
Pandora Networks is the leading provider of On-Demand IP Communications for the small or mid-sized business. The Company’s solutions integrate voice and IP calling, switchboard and call-distribution services, instant messaging and conferencing, with options for advanced collaboration and call-center support. Service-based On-Demand delivery keeps capital investment low and aligns operating expense to business value. Pandora Networks sells its services exclusively through service providers, distributors and resellers under their private labels, the Company’s Worksmart brand, or co-branded. The Company is privately held with headquarters in Emeryville, California. For more information, visit http://www.pandoranetworks.com or call (800) 805-0558.
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