snom Teams With Iristel to Deliver Hosted VoIP solutions

snom product portfolio achieves certification as tested and interoperable for deployment in Iristel VoIP network

TORONTO and Woburn, Mass. (April 28, 2011)Iristel Inc., a leading Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services provider, and snom technology AG, a leading developer of IP desktop phones and IP communications software, announced today that the snom 3xx and snom 8xx series desktop phones, as well as the snom m9 DECT phone and MeetingPoint conference phone, have passed rigorous interoperability tests, qualifying snom endpoints as preferred devices for operation within the Iristel network.

The combination of snom endpoints, network services and infrastructure products and Iristel’s Hosted PBX (private branch exchange) Solution offers Iristel customers a fully integrated IP telephony solution with high definition (HD) audio capabilities and VoIP functionality for both large and small business environments, and residential scenarios.

“Iristel is a leader in HD VoIP. We were the first to launch a HD VoIP service in Canada, back in 2007, and today we remain committed to offering the highest quality of voice communications services for customers around the world,” says Samer Bishay, Iristel CEO. “snom is an industry leader, and adding their high-quality and cost-effective phones and equipment to the growing list of Iristel network-compliant vendors opens up new opportunities for businesses and consumers to benefit from the latest in VoIP technology.”

Iristel’s Hosted PBX Solution enables subscribers to customize their PBX according to their specific needs and offers enhanced features, like call forwarding and call transfer, that can be seamlessly managed through an intuitive user interface. By ensuring its network is compatible with key IP telephony solutions, Iristel delivers a standards-based platform that enables customers – especially SMBs – to economically and efficiently migrate to new technologies without immediately abandoning investments made in their existing IP infrastructure.

“We have built all of snom’s products with an eye towards interoperability with any SIP-based environment,” says Michael Storella, Chief Operating Officer for snom technology. “We are pleased and honored to have our products certified by Iristel, one the leading CLECs in Canada, and we hope to continue our work with them in an effort to bring their customers the best possible VoIP experience.”

snom’s suite of VoIP phones includes advanced IP phones such as the snom 3xx series, full-color touchscreen desktop phones such as the snom 870, wireless DECT phones such as the m9 and related endpoints, such as the MeetingPoint conference phone. All built with open SIP firmware allowing for simple installation, industry-wide interoperability and crystal-clear sound quality. As unified communications systems have proliferated, the advanced technology and open standards in every snom product has proven to be an ideal combination for providing enterprises with cost-effective and feature-rich IP telephony.

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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, and in 2010 the snom 300 desktop phone was officially accepted into the Microsoft Lync device compatibility program, qualifying it as a recommended device for use with the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync server. 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. The company distributes its fourth generation SIP phones through its network of more than 200 authorized reseller partners in 60 countries worldwide. For more information on snom, please visit

About Iristel Inc.

Established in 1999, Iristel is a leading global provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services with its headquarters in Toronto, Canada. The company was granted a carrier license by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) in 2000 and today it is a national VoIP service provider with the CRTC’s Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) designation in Canada. In addition, Iristel offers the broadest portfolio of IP services in Canada, including hosted IP PBX (private branch exchange), virtual faxing, virtual roaming, and global IP trunking products and services. Its expertise includes PBX and VPN (virtual private network) installations for enterprises with multiple locations. Iristel has also deployed multiple, redundant switching facilities and Points of Presence (PoPs) nationally resulting in the delivery of stable telecom business solutions to its customers. More information about Iristel can be found at:

Media Contacts

snom – North America
John Gates/Efrain Viscarolasaga
Elevate Communications
+1 (617) 861–3651/3652

Mike Storella
snom technology, Inc.
18 Commerce Way, Suite 6000
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 569-2044

snom – Global
Heike Cantzler
Christian Baier
snom technology AG
D-10117 Berlin