Snom launches new business VoIP handset range


Major desktop phone manufacturer, Snom, has introduced a new range of handsets designed for the growing business VoIP (voice over internet protocol) market.

The new range, marketed under the branding of the ‘720 and 760 series’, is intended for those small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are already making use of, or are shortly likely to adopt, business VoIP facilities or other similar internet protocol (IP) telephony applications within their organisation.

Snom claims that one of the strong appeals of the 720 and 760 series is its affordability, despite incorporating many of the characteristics normally associated with top of the range handsets.

Among the specifications for the new handsets are the bank of pre-programmable buttons so characteristic of other Snom models; a gigabit Ethernet switch; wireless connectivity to a local area network (LAN); and a high definition standard of voice reception.

In addition, both models permit Bluetooth access through the use of an optional USB stick.

Homing in on the particular characteristics of each model, the 760 includes a high quality colour display, two USB ports, and a special handset receiver which does not make a noise when picked up or replaced.

The 720, meanwhile, features a 1,000 entry address book, capacity for dialling URLS, and various ringtone options.

Commenting on the new range, Snom’s Mike Storella said that the company believed that both phones would enjoy ‘broad appeal to customers’ looking for ‘advanced IP communications features while still retaining the convenience and utility of a traditional business phone’.

Snom business VoIP handsets will also continue to have the advantage of being compatible with business phone systems built around both stand-alone set-ups, and hosted solutions via a business VoIP provider or VoIP reseller.

Snom phones are also suitable for VoIP provision via session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking.