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3CX and snom Team Up to Deliver Advanced Unified Communications Solution

Strategic partnership pairs 3CX's best of breed Windows-based IP PBX with snom IP Phones for fully interoperable end to end Business Telephony Solution

LONDON and BERLIN, 28 November 2012 - 3CX, developer of the award winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, and snom, a pioneering developer and manufacturer of VoIP telephones, announced today a strategic partnership to provide increased flexibility for organizations using snom phones with 3CX Phone System.

This partnership between two prominent European technology companies merges the best of breed PBX and IP phone technologies to provide diverse businesses and institutions with a complete phone system solution. snom phones are easy to deploy, as they are fully supported for plug and play provisioning, and all snom phone features, such as direct dial and call recording, are available with 3CX Phone System.

"We are extremely pleased to announce this strategic new partnership, which allows us to offer our joint customers a more advanced unified communications solution that combines best of breed IP Phone and PBX technology," said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO. "Both snom and 3CX can now innovate faster, and offer a more advanced and better integrated telephony platform. This will benefit our customers and partners, and allow 3CX to accelerate its growth."

3CX will continue to focus on developing software aspects in tandem with snom, which will focus on hardware, to provide a superior Unified Communications solution with innovative new features in the near future. International sales and partner training will also be made available.

"Our snom desktop IP phone portfolio's tight integration with the 3CX IP PBX platform delivers advanced, feature-rich VoIP solutions and offers tremendous value to businesses," said Dr. Michael Knieling, snom technology AG Chief Operating Officer. "This partnership highlights snom's commitment to SIP interoperability by blending snom's 'best-of-breed' SIP endpoints - the snom 3xx, snom 7xx and snom 8xx series IP phones - with 3CX's award-winning Windows-based IP PBX software."

About 3CX
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System, an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. 3CX Phone System is more manageable than standard PBX systems and delivers substantial cost savings while increasing productivity. Some of the world's leading companies and organizations use 3CX Phone System, including Boeing, the Caterham F1 Team, MIT, Ohio State University and RE/MAX.

3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded Windows Server Certification - the company has also won the Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro 2008 Editor's Best Award and a Best Buy Award from Computer Shopper. 3CX has offices in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Malta, South Africa, the UK and the U.S. Please visit our website and 'Like' our Facebook page.

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 endpoints 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. In September 2011, the snom 300 and the snom 821 were the first SIP phones which were officially tested and qualified as interoperable with Microsoft Lync™ by Microsoft.

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; follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; join our LinkedIn group; or add us on Google+.

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3CX
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