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04.09.2007

snom Launches XML-Minibrowser Contest

Contest Challenges Programmers and Partners to Develop “eXtreMeLy snomlified!” Applications

snom technology AG, developer and manufacturer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones, today announced the launch of its XML contest, “eXtreMeLy snomlified!” Beginning today, and continuing through Oct. 22, this contest calls on the VoIP programmer community and snom partners to develop innovative XML-Minibrowser applications for the snom 3xx series of phones.

Currently, the snom 3xx series of phones, which consists of the snom 300, 320, 360 and 370, has a permanent XML-Minibrowser. The XML contest not only serves to provide working data screens that will work ideally on several snom 3xx series phones, but it will also give momentum to unknown programmers in the community.

“This contest is an exciting approach to bridging the gap between the enterprise and grassroots programmers,” said Michael Knieling, CFO and executive vice president of marketing and sales for snom. “We look forward to witnessing the innovative and cutting-edge applications the VoIP community has to offer our legacy IP phone series.”

Contestants may submit in two categories: Business Application and Lifestyle Application. Several factors will be considered when choosing the winners, including the number of snom phone models for which the application was programmed, the size of the application and various technical requirements. A prerequisite to participate is that the entry is published under the BSD licenses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_licenses).

eXtreMeLy snomlified! Prizes for each category

First place winners will receive a snom 370 phone and an invitation to either Fall VON Boston 2007 or SIMO Madrid 2007.

Second prize for Business Application is an Epygi Quadro2x, sponsored by Epygi, and for Lifestyle Application is a Mobotix camera M22M-Sec-D22, sponsored by ABP Technology.

Third place winners will receive a snom 370 phone with a brand new snom Wireless Headset Adapter box and a wireless headset provided by either GN or Plantronics.

To further increase motivation, contest sponsors ­– ABP Technology, Allnet, Epygi, GN, Jabra, Plantronics, Voipango and Wildix – will provide a variety of runner-up prizes valued at over $5,000 US.

A winner will be announced for each category prior to both the VON Fall Boston and SIMO Madrid exhibitions and invited to attend the respective events, where a demonstration of the winning applications will take place at an awards ceremony.

For more information, including the terms and conditions of participation and registration, please visit: http://www.snom.com/de/xml-contest.html. Additional information about snom’s XML-Minibrowser can be found at: http://wiki.snom.com/Minibrowser.

All snom VoIP telephones, including the 300, 320, 360 and 370, are highly configurable and easy to manage through the keypad-cursor, dedicated function keys and menus, or Web browser, and offer user-friendly features like full-programmable keys and downloadable ringtones. snom phones offer a complete implementation of the IETF’s latest standards-based authentication and content security (SIP(s)/sRTP).

snom’s CEO, Christian Stredicke, will speak on the topic of “Securing Open Source Enterprise VoIP” from 3:30-4:15 pm PDT on Sept. 11 during ITEXPO West 2007.  Additional information on ITEXPO can be found at http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/.

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 costeffective 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 software exists in the firmware on the phones – making it easier for users to download updates and new features. 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 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 www.snom.com.