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VoIP vendor to show new phones at CeBIT

Mar 3, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Berlin-based VoIP phone vendor Snom will show off its new line of Linux-based cordless VoIP phones at this week's CeBIT 2008 Conference in Hannover, Germany. Snom will also launch its Snom Hacker Shootout program to encourage hacker community involvement in addressing VoIP security issues.

(Click for larger view of the m3)

The m3 is the first cordless model among Snom's many Linux-based VoIP phones. Adhering to the DECT standard for cordless phones, it offers an indoor range of 50 meters and an outdoor range of 100 meters, says Snom. It provides expandable, multiline functionality for up to eight handsets, permitting up to three parallel calls at once.

The m3 is said to operate for up to 10 hours talk time and 100 hours standby between charges. The phone includes features such as three-way conference calls, call transferring, call forwarding, music while on hold, and speed dialing from a 100-entry address book. The m3's industrial design was created by Sebastian Stroschein of Stroschein Product Design, Berlin, Snom said.


Snom m3

As for the Snom Hacker Shootout Program, it seems less of a competitive “shootout” in the traditional sense than a developer outreach program to involve partners and independent developers and security experts in sharing VoIP security tips and tricks. Snom will regularly invite security partners, VoIP communities, hackers and others for discussion sessions, it said, starting with an open roundtable discussion at Snom's booth at CeBIT this Wednesday, March 5th at 3:00 PM. The first roundtable will discuss audio encryption, secure transport layer signaling, VPN-based telephony, and tools to record RTP audio data.

Availability

The Snom m3 is shipping now at an undisclosed price. Snom will be exhibiting in Hall 13, Booth D26 at the CeBIT 2008 Conference, held in Hannover from March 4-9. More information on the m3 phone can be found here. More information on the Snom Hacker Shootout can be found here.


 
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