Snom has been known for its affordable and reliable IP phone solutions. Their SIP 700 Series features VPN, auto-provisioning & redirection, remote management, and more advanced capabilities. To take your communication experience to an even higher level, today, Snom introduced a whole new deskset, the D785, to provide you a larger color display and more advanced support. Let’s delve into the details!

4.3-inch Color Display With 24 Self-Labeling Keys

The D785 is a 12-line SIP Phone featuring a 480×272 large color LCD display for a clearer view. The 24 self-labeling keys (4 pages) allow you to customize your phone to better fit in your business and work environment. Need more flexibility? Pair the D785 with up to three D7 expansion modules to gain 18 more programmable keys per module with multi-color LED! The D7 expansion module is compatible with all D700 series phones except the D710/D712.

If you are looking for a powerful and flexible deskphone, you won’t want to miss the D785 deskset! Bluetooth, EHS, Dual Ethernet ports (GigE), and Power over Ethernet (PoE) are just some of the flexible connectivity options offered by the D785. You will be able to easily connect your device to a headset and power it without an additional power supply. Best of all, the D785 also comes with optional WiFi and DECT support via a USB port, giving you the freedom to have a hands-free conversation!

Key Features:

  • Optional WiFi and DECT Support via USB port
  • Dual Ethernet ports (GigE)
  • EHS adapter support
  • Support for up to three D7 expansion modules
  • USB Port
  • Support for up to 12 SIP lines/accounts
  • Soft bumpers to “mute the handset click”
  • SIP and PCAP trace in phone
  • VPN
  • Remote management: TR-069/TR-111
  • Auto-provisioning and redirection
  • Best-in-class audio

Check out how the new D785 deskset compares to other IP Phones in the SIP 700 suite below!

SIP 700 Series Comparison Matrix

Availability of the D785

The D785 IP Phones will be officially released in early February 2018. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, mark your calendar for our D785 Product Webinar on Jan. 29th as we share the product details, advanced features, Snom 700 Series comparison, and more!

Check Out Snom D785!

snomSearching for an affordable and reliable phone solution? Look no further. The Snom suite of phones has everything you and your business will need.

With a long list of compatible service providers and SIP-based product offerings, you are sure to find what you need. Best of all, unlike the competition’s standard 2-year warranty, Snom offers a 3-year advanced warranty for all Snom desk phones! Snom will send you a new advanced replacement should your phone fail. Ideal, worry-free solutions for all businesses!   

 

Highlighted Snom Suite of Phones

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  • The Snom D712: a 4 SIP accounts desk phone for small or large scale deployments with five programmable keys and built-in LEDs
  • The Snom D725: a Gigabit VoIP phone with 18 two-color multi-purpose LED keys
  • The Snom D715: a 4 line Gigabit VoIP phone that includes wideband HD audio, PoE, and a USB port for for use of USB headsets, the D7 expansion module or WiFi.
  • The Snom D765: a high-resolution color display with 16 LED function keys and wideband audio. Enabled with USB connectivity, 12 SIP identities, and built-in Bluetooth-compatibility
  • The Snom D745: a 12 SIP Phone featuring two high-resolution displays, 12 SIP identities, Gigabit Switch, USB port and Wideband audio.

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  • The Snom M85: a ruggedized DECT handset with shockproof, splash-proof, and dust-proof capabilities
  • The Snom M65: a DECT wireless handset that can be paired with the Snom M700 DECT base station to offer increased mobility and freedom to users
  • The Snom M700 DECT Base Station: an indoor multi cell base station connects to your IP PBX and acts as a SIP endpoint device while giving DECT signalling to up to 30 snom SIP DECT handsets

See all Snom phones here!

Snom VoIP phones combine state-of-the-art hardware with proven Snom SIP software. On most models of Snom VoIP phones, you have the ability to add a Microsoft Skype for Business license for full compatibility. (See the latest Snom firmware, Snom firmware  8.9.3.60.)

 

Why buy Snom phones?

  • Easy to deploy and configure, including mass deployment support, auto firmware upgrade and configuration, self-diagnostics (one click SIP trace), and a web interface for local/manual configuration
  • Supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), IP PBX, hosted IP telephony, Bluetooth, and wireless
  • Ideal for small/medium business and enterprise level offices
  • 3 year advanced warranty

Shop Snom IP Phones

snomThe German-based VoIP manufacturer Snom announced a summer promotion that provides its IP phones at reduced prices of up to 15 percent. This big price drop is from the savings obtained through their partnership with VTech, a Hong Kong-based parent company, which acquired Snom in 2016.

Snom phones will now be manufactured fully by VTech and the savings they gained will be passed onto Snom partners and their customers. The updated reduced price list will be published at the beginning of July and be effective from 6th, July. We will keep you posted!

This is the start of a series of measures that Snom will implement to build closer relationships with existing partners and customers. We look forward to seeing more benefits coming in the following months!

After a long wait time, the headset you ordered has finally arrived. You can’t wait to open the box and try it with your VoIP phone but only find that it doesn’t work with your phone!

Urgh…..how frustrating.  Luckily, your apprehension has been heard!

 

a-guide-to-voip-headset-and-phone-compatibility-2The VoIP Supply team has created a comprehensive VoIP Phone & Headset Compatibility Guide to lead you to your right solutions within seconds. This guide covers top brands of VoIP phones and headsets including Grandstream, Cisco, Polycom, Sangoma, Yealink, Snom, Mitel, Digium, Jabra, Plantronics, Sennheiser, and VXi. Best of all, it’s FREE to download! Check it out today.

  • Learn the compatibility of IP phones and headsets
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The VoIP industry continues to explode with growth globally and the results are big news updates from some of the top players in the Voice over Internet Protocol space.  VoIP Supply is North America’s leading VoIP solutions provider and brings you the latest news in VoIP!

VoIP Supply Marketing Supervisor Mary Cheney reveals some big VoIP news regarding Vtech’s acquisition of Snom, the new WiFi access point released by Grandstream (GWN7610), VoIP Supply’s big win at Nextcon16 and more.

This VoIP News Update also includes your chance to win a Plantronics Voyager Edge! Click for details on how to enter the Plantronics Voyager Edge sweepstakes. (Spoiler Alert: These details are at point 3:40 in the video above!)

 

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snom Introduces New Cordless Solution

VoIP Supply is very excited to bring you the new snom DECT phone solution. These snom products are priced fair and can be deployed in a small office to a larger office with multiple floors. Here are the new products being offered.

Here is a brief description of all the products snom has to offer:

snom M25 DECT Handset:

This VoIP DECT Handset was designed for the busy work office setting with 7 hours of talk-time battery life and a range of 300 feet indoors. The M25 has a great price to performance ratio. This unit can be paired with both the M325 and M700 base station units.

snom M325 DECT Base Station Bundle:

This is a VoIP DECT bundle with a handset and base station. The M325 will handle up to 20 snom M25 or M65 handsets.

snom M65 DECT Handset:

This is a VoIP DECT wireless handset that can be paired with the snom M700 DECT base station. Up to 30 additional M65 handsets can be paired with one base giving increased mobility and freedom to users.

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snom M700 DECT Base Station:

This indoor multicell base station connects to your IP PBX and acts as a SIP endpoint device while giving DECT signalling to up to 30 Snom SIP DECT handsets. The snom M700 can be used in a single access point deployment or in a cluster with up to 40 units.

snom M5 DECT Repeater:

This unit can extend the range of your snom M700 DECT base station up to 175 feet.

The new line of snom DECT Phones are very favorably priced with a vast feature set. These units have been tested with all the major IP PBX providers including Broadsoft and Asterisk.

Please take a minute and call in to our educated team here at 800.398.VoIP and discuss the advantages of adding a snom DECT phone to your home or office today.

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If you are a fan of Snom phones, you might be interested in a handy CGI script for mass provisioning Snom phones that I came across recently.

This snippet of code will save you a ton of time if you are deploying a number of Snom phones and don’t have time to hand configure each unit. This CGI script was authored by a gentleman by the name of Conrad Wood. Conrad also offers Asterisk consultancy and can be reached at asterisk (at) conradwood (dot) net or at +44 (0) 207 099 4804.

Programming a Hold Button on the Snom 300

The Snom 300 has everything you could ask for in a budget-minded, business class SIP desk phone…..Dual RJ45 Ethernet Ports, 2-Line LCD Display, Power Over Ethernet and G.729a support. At a street price of $119.95, the Snom 300 represents a tremendous value.

The only gripe I have heard levied against the Snom 300 is the lack of a pre-programmed “hold” key on the phone. Turns out, this is an easy fix….thanks goes out to Tom Ostrander, Eastern Regional Channel Manager at Snom for sharing the workaround with us.

Here is how you would program one of the function buttons into a hold button on a Snom 300:

1. You can reprogram any of the following four buttons on the Snom 300 into a hold button: Redial, Directory, Transfer, Mute (you can also change Line 1 & Line 2 but I don’t know why you would want to do that).

2. Go to the web GUI for the phone (by typing the IP address for your Snom 300 into the web browser on your computer)

3. Go to Function Keys

4. You will make the change under the column for number, the change will be to F-R for whichever key you want to change to hold. For example if you want to change the Directory key to the hold button you would change F_ADR_Book to F_R

5. PRESS SAVE. The directory button is now a hold button and you can re-label it if you would like to.

Today I am talking about DECT and Wi-Fi Technologies, and who I think will win out in the end in an endless battle for supremacy. This idea came about after reading a VoIP-News.com article (SNOM Brings m3 DECT Phone to U.S.). The article shows that DECT is a technology that has worked well in the European market, and that it is just now starting to hit the U.S.

DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) uses base stations and SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) to connect to your VoIP PBX. Think of it this way; your cordless phone at home has a similar base station to charge and receive signals to talk to your old analog phone lines. The technology works pretty much the same way, but instead of an analog signal it’s using digital to talk to a VoIP phone system. Pretty easy to understand that way. Now, expand on that thought and think about multiple phones on one base station. That is what this technology is giving the digital world.

Then there is Wi-Fi. Good ol’ Wi-Fi. What isn’t there to love about wireless signals that can be used to talk to computers, phones, and other goodies?  With Wireless VoIP technology you have an access point, or a “Hot Spot” (like Starbucks) and access to the World Wide Web. That too is pretty easy to understand.

Now that you have a very basic understanding of the concepts that run both DECT and Wi-Fi you should also understand the cons of such technology.

DECT runs on 1880 MHz-1900 MHz to where as Wi-Fi runs on 2.4 GHz. What does that mean you ask? Well because DECT runs on a different frequency than traditional Wi-Fi, you will get no interference on your cell phone, computer or anything else that needs the Wi-Fi frequency for broadcasting. Also, if you have too many applications on a Wi-Fi network you may start to see a decline in QoS (Quality of Service) on some or all of the products on your Wi-Fi network. (WINNER = DECT)

And there is also battery life to consider. DECT, because of its lower frequency and better batteries has an amazing life. To where as Wi-Fi Phones do not. For example, Spectralink Kirk DECT phones have a 20-hour talk time and a 200-hour standby time. That’s right; there is no typo in what I just wrote. Or you can go with Wi-Fi and have (if you’re lucky) a three-hour talk time and a 50-hour standby time. And that is with the Linksys WIP 330 to which is one of the better phones on the market. (WINNER = DECT)

To wrap this up we need to look at access points and the base stations. These are the backbone of any network, and these are how the units get the information needed to communicate to an IP PBX. Wi-Fi has an easy to set up wireless access point, such as the Linksys Wireless routers. They are cheap, and very easy to setup. Then there is the base station for the DECT phones. Not as easy to setup, but still pretty simple; I would estimate about double the amount of time taken with Wi-Fi access point will be taken on the base station, and also they are not as cheap.

A typical Wi-Fi station setup will cost $69.95 to $165 for a Linksys Wireless router and another $210 for the WIP 330 unit, Total being in the range of $270 to $350.

For a Polycom DECT, setup will cost $344.99 for the Base station (Called Server 500) then another $414.99 for the KIRK 5020 Phone.

Snom has a bundle package available called M3 for $244.99 that comes with one phone and the base station. This can hold up to eight phones on the same base station.

So, if price is your biggest concern then I would call Wi-Fi the winner, if it’s not, and you want a nice system that is reliable, and doesn’t interfere with your current wireless network, then I would say DECT wins. (WINNER= DRAW).