snom 821 is Qualified for OCS 2007 R2 and Forward Compatible with Lync Server 2010. The snom 821 is the second qualified standards based phone from snom which provides automatic display of the Lync client buddy list, presence and advanced Microsoft Directory lookup providing quick dialing and convenience to the end user for under $279 (under $129 for the snom300). Its color display is also an XML browser capable of displaying any logo, ticker (weather, sports scores) or
picture feed from a camera. Connectivity is enhanced beyond its two gig-E ports with optional wireless LAN. No USB connection to a computer is required for snom phones to work with Lync.
If you encounter a mixed Lync environment with another SIP-based PBX (Avaya, Asterisk, Broadsoft, Cisco and others), up to twelve accounts can concurrently register on the same phone providing soft migration and retention of investment. I have actually used this function in my lab to Cisco UCM and Lync and it works well.
· Snomtastic helps make deployment of Snom VOIP handset with OCS 2007 R2 and Microsoft Lync deployment easy.
· Reference TechNet IP Phone Comparison table for more information.