snom technology AG leading developer and manufacturer of IP handsets today announced that they have entered into a partnership with TCS TürControlSysteme AG. This agreement involves a new and innovative use of the expertise developed by snom from their manufacture of high quality business telephone handsets to provide components for use in third party solutions…
snom technology AG leading developer and manufacturer of IP handsets today announced that they have entered into a partnership with TCS TürControlSysteme AG. This agreement involves a new and innovative use of the expertise developed by snom from their manufacture of high quality business telephone handsets to provide components for use in third party solutions, in this case in the building access market.
snom is the primary European developer of IP based handsets and provides open and interoperable component based solutions with a focus on quality and security. This approach, which provides business users with high quality and cost effective phone handsets, is also ideally suited to partnering with companies looking to extend their portfolio by adding IP voice and video capabilities to their product set.
TCS TürControlSysteme AG will be supplying and installing a new electronic component, designed by snom, for use on internal doors to enable voice communications and video installations. This new product provides significant enhancements compared to the previously employed analogue communication technology. SIP-server technology provides snom with the ability to connect the equipment to the Internet. The usage of an IP solution opens up new application scenarios for TCS that go far beyond the possibilities of conventional telephones. Property managers and residents can exchange messages, with information as such dates for meter readings, directly using the display on the indoor telephone units. Since all the components are standard compliant IP there is also the ability to connect additional devices, such as IP phones and video equipment, to the door.
"In snom we have found a partner who has extensive experience in the development of IP communication solutions and this perfectly complements our own expertise in the development and manufacture of high-quality door communication systems", said Otto Duffner, Chief Executive Officer of TCS. "We are also assured that the 'Engineered in Germany' quality characteristic that we value will be applied to all our joint new products."
Markus Schmitt-Fumian, CEO of snom technology AG, added: "The solutions developed in cooperation with TCS once again demonstrate the potential provided by modern IP-based communication technologies. The networking of different areas of home automation enables a huge improvement in comfort, safety, and quality of service."
“The TCS partnership is primarily a Germany venture, but this latest development is significant to UK manufactures as well. It illustrates that at snom we are always interested to work with developers who have opportunities for IP based communications to be integrated to extend their product set, and who will value the engineering quality and security capabilities inherent in the snom products” comments John Bennett Managing Director of snom UK.
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