ZyXEL Partners with snom for End-to-End VoIP Solution for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

The Alliance Enables Seamless and Efficient Business Communications

September 21, 2011, Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class networking company that provides innovative and reliable Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, medium-sized businesses to home users, announces today an alliance with snom technology AG, a leading developer of IP phones and communications software, to offer comprehensive end-to-end VoIP solution for small and medium-size businesses (SMB). After exhaustive testing, ZyXEL Ethernet switches and snom’s IP communication devices have been certified to interoperate for a reliable and cost-effective business VoIP solution.

ZyXEL’s rugged PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) enabled Ethernet switches ensure stable and consistent data transmission for performance-intensive applications like voice and video. Coupled with the high-quality VoIP system from snom, the combined solution is robust and simplified as a ready-to-deploy voice communication for businesses. For network installers, they are equipped with an integrated and scalable solution that can sustain business continuity with their customers.

"snom is proud to partner with ZyXEL who is very well regarded in the business networking space,” said Dr Michael Knieling, executive vice president of marketing and sales at snom technology. “They share our passion and business objective for IP based business applications and our collaboration will benefit both our customers to offer reliable, cost-effective VoIP solutions to SMBs.”

ZyXEL offers a complete line of carrier-grade Ethernet switches so businesses and installers can choose the right switch that fits their mission critical application. Some of the key features that many ZyXEL switches share are:
- Non-blocking architecture for superior performance
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) convenience for connecting VoIP devices
- Traffic prioritisation for bandwidth intensive voice, video and data applications
- Quality of Service for VoIP and video traffic
- Green compliance with newest 802.3az EEE standard

"IP based telephony is a critical business application and ZyXEL recognizes the importance of providing reliable and easy to install integrated VoIP solution,” said Alpha Chen, vice president of Enterprise Solution Business Unit for ZyXEL. “The collaboration with snom has combined the best-of-breed networking expertise and VoIP products for an integrated solution for unified communication.”

About snom
snom technology AG develops and manufactures VoIP telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high-quality, customizable, and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company’s history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s products, from desktop phones to IP PBXs, are designed to be fully interoperable with leading communications equipment vendors. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, snom technology AG also has offices in Italy, France, the United Kingdom and the US. For more information on snom, please visit www.snom.com.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions. For complete ZyXEL information, please visit: www.zyxel.com