snom technology, a developer of IP desktop business phones, recently announced that the company has won TMC’s 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year award for its PA1 public address system.
PA1 augments clients’ existing SIP PBX with another component of modern communication. The snom PA1 unites the functions of a telephone with a high-performance digital amplifier for broadcasting announcements and supplying background music to assigned rooms, hallways, and office floors. An announcement via snom PA1 is effected simply by initiating a call from a snom telephone with its handset, headset, or via handsfree mode. An efficient 4 Watt amplifier provides sufficient coverage for the entire room or floor space.
“We’d like to thank TMC, the publisher of Internet Telephony, for recognizing snom and the PA1 with its Product of the Year award,” said Mike Storella, vice president of snom Americas, in a press release. “The PA1 is unique in that it lets businesses make broadcast announcements from a desktop VoIP phone and upgrade its communications system without buying, installing or wiring any new gear.”
“In the opinion of our distinguished judges, the PA1 has proven to be among the best communications and technology solutions on the market in 2014, and I look forward to continued innovation from snom,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.
In related news, snom recently released a new IP phone for businesses, the snom 715, that offers high performance SIP technology at a low price. The phone also has some powerful features, despite its low price. It has two gigabit Ethernet ports for VoIP audio performance. The firmware, which is identical to the firmware in the snom 710, also makes it easy for administrators to configure the phones. It also has a backlit black-and-white LCD display. It also supports connectivity over Wi-Fi for even more flexibility in placing the phone.