New snom handset a hit at ITEXPO East 2011


VoIP equipment manufacturer snom has launched its latest voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone at the ITEXPO East 2011.

The trade show, which was held in Florida, witnessed the unveiling of the snom m9 DECT. The company, which specialises in business phone systems for small to medium sized enterprises, claims that the m9 is a fully featured mobile handset, which is designed to provide seamless, integrated VoIP functionality.

The firm says that the m9 marries its high level IP telephony firmware with a cutting edge DECT handset. It is capable of supporting four calls all at the same time, and up to nine can be connected together to enable a cordless communications option that is scalable for small to medium sized firms.

The handset offers the features that you would expect, including caller identification, hands free operation, an address book, calculator, calendar and alarm. However, it utilises many advanced features, such as voice encryption, support for IPv6, colour picture caller identification and many security features.
Chief operating officer for snom, Mike Storella, said of the new handset:

“The mobile-carrier world has given us a host of new mobility features that are attractive to users in an office setting but not possible with traditional desktop phone.

“The snom m9 bridges the two, providing the best functionality of the mobile world with the desktop features essential to advanced IP communications.”

The company has aimed to enable interference free phone calls by using a Digital Enhanced Cordless Communications (DECT) frequency band, which will provide a longer standby time and the high quality audio that firms demand of business telephone systems. The handset also offers integration with many internet applications, which gives it an edge over WLAN handsets.

Michael Knieling, snom’s executive VP of Sales and Marketing, said of the phone:
“This is the ideal phone for any enterprise, SoHo or call centre looking for an affordable, fully functioning IP phone not directly tethered to the desktop.”