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Snom, manufacturer of communication hardware solutions, has added a new, affordable model to its D7xx range of IP headset. This is the D717, which comes with a colour display and an ambient light sensor for safe, environmentally friendly and cost-efficient communication.

The D717 is available in white and black. The device includes a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which supports a range of audio codecs for HD audio quality. It also includes a Comfort Noise Generator (CNG) and Voice Activity Detection (VAD) for audio quality.

Call functions

The D717 supports up to six SIP accounts, allowing six different user accounts to be located on a single phone. Each account can include a personalized call list, call forwarding, an automatic reply and similar settings.

According to Snom, the bell functions of the D717 include virtually all possible scenarios for a user. For example, there is a hotkey for contacts that an employee calls a lot. In addition, there are options to put a call on hold – with or without music – and certain callers can be refused or blocked by putting them on a reject list. In addition, there is a do not disturb mode.

There is also support for multiple languages and locations in the user interface, making it even more personalizable. Furthermore, the D717 works with all major IP PBX platforms, making it easier for PBX operators and end users to use.

Function buttons

On the right side of the display there are three buttons that also serve as programmable function buttons for e.g. hotkeys and call forwarding. The multi-colored LEDs on these buttons indicate the status of the functions. The Smart Label in the display indicates the action of the function buttons, eliminating the need to add paper labels.

Snom says it has also added a unique feature to the phone: an integrated sensor that adjusts the screen brightness to suit the customer’s needs, based on the existing lighting conditions. This reduces energy consumption, which in turn reduces CO2 emissions and costs.

There is also a loudspeaker so that you can make hands-free calls. If employees do not want to use the speaker for privacy reasons, a USB headset can be connected to the device.

One cable

Finally, the D717 comes with the option of powering the phone and providing an internet connection with a single cable. This can be done with an RJ45 connection. The 2-port Gigabit Ethernet switch also provides a blank Ethernet port for other devices. The D717 can also be connected to WLAN via a USB WLAN stick.

The D717 comes with all the benefits of VoIP telephony, including security protocols such as 802.1x authentication, EAPOL, TLS and VPN support and a password-protected web interface.

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