snom’s Lync qualified phones can be managed directly from the Lync server, representing major advancement in ease of use, total cost of ownership
snom technology, a leading developer of IP desktop business phones, today announced at Enterprise Connect 2014 that its snom UC edition Lync qualified phones can leverage Lync server’s native administration interface for easy device management directly from the Lync server.
snom UC edition Lync qualified phones support in-band device management, overcoming standard provisioning and management challenges. Without this, mass provisioning of Lync qualified phones has been time consuming and expensive while also requiring additional infrastructure. snom will be discussing this capability, and showcasing its entire lineup of products,
in booth #1507 at Enterprise Connect Orlando 2014, taking place March 17-19 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. “This breakthrough solves a major configuration and customization challenge for customers deploying Lync with voice,” said Michael Knieling, COO of snom. “snom UC edition phones can be managed natively via the Lync Server without the need for additional servers or provisioning tools.” More information about provisioning and managing snom UC editions phones with Lync can be found on this page at snom.com.
Required settings like language, time zone, function keys, etc. are assigned by the administrator for individual users, groups of users or specific locations. Because this can all be done directly via the Lync server administration interface (PowerShell), the cost and complexity of additional network infrastructure, training and maintenance can be eliminated.
snom UC edition’s use of [Lync’s native provisioning capabilities] is pure genius,” wrote Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Silver Certified Partner Matt Landis in an examination of the capability, on his popular blog Windows PBX & UC Report. “It marks the first time Lync administrators can push out IP phone preferences directly and efficiently from Lync server, enabling them to manage snom devices using Lync Server’s built in functionality and PowerShell. The settings are pushed in-band so this works on devices inside and outside your Lync Edge and requires no additional poorly understood and poorly supported provisioning servers.
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