Snom DECT Workplace Mobility Series
Exploring DECT solutions from Snom
Part of the UC Today Snom Endpoint Buyer’s Guide.
Mobility and agility are two common buzzwords in the modern communication environment. However, providing your team with the flexibility they need every day doesn’t just mean giving them the correct cloud-based applications to support remote working. Truly empowered employees also have the freedom to move throughout their workplace.
Today’s most innovative professionals need IP endpoints that free them from the shackles of the office desk. Your team members aren’t comfortable being “locked in” by cables anymore. Fortunately, DECT and WiFi make workplace freedom more accessible for all. The Snom “M Series” of mobility solution provides organisations with increased mobility without asking them to compromise on quality or functionality.
Here’s what you need to know about the M Series.
Features and Benefits of the Snom M Series (By Device)
The Snom Mobility series of desktop devices was designed for use in small to mid-sized companies. Snom created their “M” range to minimise cabling costs in the modern workplace while promoting rapid installation, user mobility, and agile innovation.
Snom DECT devices are unique, thanks to the use of a minimally congested frequency band, Snom can provide high-quality audio, equipped with next-level secure encryption. Here’s what Snom offers in each of their M Series devices.
The M700 Multi-Radio Base Station
The M700 IP DECT Multi-radio base station is a solution offering support for VoIP coverage across multiple floors. If you need to maintain connectivity throughout your enterprise, the M700 can help with that. Each base station supports up to 30 M65 handsets, and up to 253 M700s can work together at once.
With an M65 device connected to the M700 system, businesses can enjoy features like HD audio, corporate directory search solutions, and wireless security. Other features include:
- Scalability for up to 253 base stations
- Up to 1000 handsets per installation
- Wideband audio
- Repeater support
- Over-the-air synchronisation
- Snom provisioning
- No DECT manager required
The M325 DECT Bundle
If you’re looking for an easy way to get started with mobile-ready communication solutions, then the M325 DECT bundle combines everything you need from Snom into an easy-to-use package. You can even extend the features you get in the M325 bundle with up 20 additional DECT handsets from Snom.
Intended for small business environments, the M325 DECT bundle has a range of up to 300 metres outdoors, and 50 metres indoors, extendable with up to 3 M5 repeaters. The single DECT solution is easy to provision and install, and it utilises the same interface as Snom’s desk phones, which makes for a more familiar experience. Features of the bundle include:
- Up to 20 handsets
- 75 hours of power on standby along with 7 hours of talk time
- Up to 5 parallel calls at a time
- M300 base station and M25 handset package
The M85 Industrial Handset
Devices designed for modern mobility need to be both flexible, and reliable. The M85 industrial handset from Snom is a ruggedized, durable solution for DECT mobility. This current DECT phone is highly shockproof and resilient, and it’s packed full of cutting-edge features for occupational safety, including an alarm function and “dead man’s sensor.” Features include:
- Robust structure for use in indoor and outdoor settings
- Wide DECT range
- Long-lasting rechargeable battery
- “Man down” sensor – if the detects a long period without movement, it sends an emergency alert to the team leader.
- Optional wrist loop which automatically triggers an alarm when detached from the handset
- Programmable alarm key that sends automatic cries for help when a number is pressed
- Inbuilt Bluetooth
- Wireless or wired headset support via a 3.5mm jack
- Answering machine, automatic call forwarding, and caller identification
- Company directory search and call list
M65 Professional Handset
Featuring a sleek and sophisticated design, the Snom M65 professional handset is perfect for companies that need reliable mobile coverage throughout large buildings. A backlit two-inch colour display makes the M65 ideal for managing tasks and contact information, and the handset also comes with 6 polyphonic ringtones and a vibration alert option.
With the M65, it’s easy to keep up with missed calls, battery status, and voicemail messages. You can also add the M65 to an M700 base station to access phone system features like automatic call forwarding, voicemail, and caller ID. Features include:
- Two-line display
- SW upgrade over the air
- Headset plug
- Local and shared address book
- 250 hours of standby
- DECT encryption
- CAT-IQ 1.0 compliance
- Wideband speakerphone
M25 Office Handset
The M25 DECT handset is a durable, high-functioning DECT device that combines exceptional performance, with an affordable price. Intended for use in a range of business settings, the M25 handset uses AAA rechargeable batteries for power, which can offer up to 7 hours of talk time, along with 75 hours of standby features. Snom’s cutting-edge interface is streamlined for intuitive navigation and quick use so that conversations can happen quickly in a fast-paced environment. Capabilities include:
- 5mm headset jack
- Intuitive user interface
- Configurable LED signal
- 75 hours of standby and 7 hours of talk time
- TFT colour display
Target Market & Regional Availability
Snom’s impressive range of M series devices are available in countries across the globe; anywhere you can find a Snom reseller. Intended for small to mid-sized companies, the Mobility series has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a system to support up to 1000 devices, or just a standard DECT handset. Snom recommends their M series DECT devices for:
- Professional services
- Wholesale and distribution
- Legal services
- Delivery and transport
- Operator Solutions
- Secure Communications
How to Buy & Pricing
Like many of Snom’s products, the M range of DECT devices is available through specialist Snom resellers around the globe. The price of your DECT device will depend on your chosen reseller and the device you choose. Average prices include:
- Snom M700 IP DECT base: £286.79
- Snom M325 DECT bundle £178.80
- Snom M85 – £352.79
- Snom M65 – £143.99
- Snom M25 – £94.79
FAQ & Finishing Thoughts
In a world where today’s employees are looking for more freedom in their workplace, a DECT enabled device removes the restrictions of the traditional cabled desk phone. The Snom M Series of DECT devices provides simple mobility a range of company environments. Whether you’re looking for a way to give your team more room to move around the office, or you need help managing mobility in an industrial environment, Snom can help.
Q: What is DECT?
A: The term “DECT” stands for Digitally Enhanced Cordless Communications. DECT is the standard for cordless communication in business environments today. DECT connections are secure, reliable and high in quality.
Q: Are Snom DECT devices easy to use?
A: Snom M Series devices are easy to use thanks to the installation mode included on all Snom handsets. You can set up your mobile devices in a matter of minutes and give your entire team the freedom to move.
Q: Can you extend the range of the M Series devices?
A: If you need more range in your mobile solution to support a larger business property, the M5 range extending repeater can help. A wall-mounted repeater that enhances the scope of the M300 and M700 base stations, the M5 is a quick-to-deploy solution for organisations with multiple floors. You can increase your range without relying on Ethernet connections.