Monday, July 9, 2007

snom Releases IP Phone Featuring VPN Security

snom technology AG launched an IP business phone, the snom 370, capable of acting as a VPN client -- enabling encrypted tunnels for all voice traffic between the snom phones and the company IP PBX. The new VPN feature also eliminates all Network Address Translation (NAT)-traversal issues often experienced with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

The snom 370 allows users to customize the display with images to show the status of contacts. It can support several audio devices simultaneously, such as the handset, headset and loudspeaker. The multicast paging mode makes it possible to use the phone for large-scale public announcements. This is in addition to providing the ability to broadcast text messages to all snom phones in an installation. With its broadcast capabilities, snom phones can now be part of security solutions fit for public emergency situations. MSRP is US$299.