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Snom enhances audio quality of its C520-WiMi conference system

June 08, 2021

June 8, 2021 – Snom, the globally established brand for modern IP telephony, has enhanced the quality and performance of its C520-WiMi conference system, offering businesses of all sizes a more powerful, cost-effective solution for audio conferencing.

First launched in 2019, the C520’s features quickly made it a key component of corporate communications during the pandemic – enabling employees to maintain social distancing in large meeting rooms without losing transmission quality.

Snom’s customers are now facing new communication demands due to hybrid working and require solutions that can be used both at home and in the workplace. This has prompted Snom to further enhance the already superior technology of its C520-WiMi.

The manufacturer runs its own audio laboratory in Berlin, equipped with the world’s most advanced tools for sound optimisation. And the fine tuning of the C520-WiMi has paid off: often, the performance and audio quality of the conferencing system exceeds that of more expensive solutions offered by competitors* and is comparable with products in higher price categories.

Dusan Aleksic, Head of Hardware Development at Snom, explains: “Providing the best possible audio quality is always our core focus. The sound design of a phone is almost an art form for us: to reproduce voices so they are crystal clear, without glitches and interference factors, takes more than just a loudspeaker and a microphone.”

The C520-WiMi Ref.2 replaces the previous model at the same price. The cost effective C520-WiMi Ref.2 conference system is available for £172. Now more than ever, it is a perfect solution for telephone conversations with several participants.

*What has been improved?

Snom’s technicians succeeded in improving the results of the “TOSQA Procedure” (Telecommunications Objective Speech Assessment) and now consistently reach TMOS values (TOSQA Mean Opinion Score) of 3 on receipt and 3.5 with transmitted audio samples.

In telecommunications, 4.2 is considered the maximum achievable value. Competitors devices, which can be up to 40% more expensive, achieve results of 3.2 (reception) or 3 (transmission).

The “Double Talk Performance“ – in other words, the ability to send and receive simultaneously without losing signal quality – has also been increased (by up to 7%).

Last but not least, the playback quality of the integrated full-duplex loudspeaker has been increased. This means the C520-WiMi Ref.2 in the 3.4 KHz frequency range can easily keep up with high-end competition. At the 7 KHz range, sound reproduction is even better and a volume of -2.75 dB is convincing in comparison with competitors (-2.42 dB).

About Snom

Founded in 1997 in Berlin, Snom started as a pioneer for professional voice over IP (VoIP) endpoints and solutions. Evolving into a globally recognised premium brand, Snom now designs and manufactures state-of-the-art IP phones, wireless DECT solutions and smart workplace technologies for the business and industrial sectors.

Snom’s product development strategy focuses entirely on market needs and the individual requirements of its customers and partners around the world. Snom is meeting the challenges of workplace mobility in all environments, from office or conference spaces, to creative studios, public administration buildings and demanding environments such as factories and hospitals.

Snom has local offices in Benelux, CIS, France, Italy, South Africa, Spain and the UK and has been part of the VTech Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, since 2016. However, Snom still has full control over the entire manufacturing cycle of products and solutions developed in Germany, which are then distributed throughout the world via a network of 3500+ certified partners. Those working with Snom benefit from a dedicated partner programme, remote and on-site support services and a three-year warranty. All this makes Snom an impressive partner for any business.

Find out more about Snom at https://www.snom.com/en/.

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