Sources tell us that snom is about to go live with its new Snom PA1 Loudspeaker Amplifier. This add on component will let SIP PBX users broadcast announcements and play background music to rooms, hallways, and office floors.
From what we can tell, an announcement via the Snom PA1 will be effected simply by initiating a call from a snom telephone. It even said to transmit video, if a network video camera is connected to it, so images can be broadcast to other rooms or floors.
By entering the audio control market, snom effectively begins competing with companies who have been fixtures in this space, such as Cyberdata.
To learn more about what we know about this product, including preliminary technical specs, check it out on the VoIPon.co.uk new products page.