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stock corporation
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
Area served
Key people
Gernot Sagl
ProductsVoIP desktop phones and related OEM devices
Number of employees
SubsidiariesUSA, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Taiwan

Snom Technology GmbH /snʊm/ is a German company which manufactures Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones, based on the IETF standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Snom's products are targeted at the small- to medium-sized business sector, home offices, Internet service providers, carriers, and original equipment manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany


Snom was founded in 1996 with in Berlin, Germany. In 1996, Snom commenced production of VoIP telephones with the introduction of the Snom 100 model.[1] It was initially based on the H.323 protocol, but gained SIP support the following year. In 2000, the company saw the opportunity to make interoperable components for enterprise communication systems.[citation needed] Instead of selling one telephony platform solution, the company would sell VoIP phones that are compatible across standards-based platforms from different vendors. This became possible with the introduction of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

In 2001, Snom started a joint venture in Bangalore, India. After some attempts to develop parts of the product in India, this office today focus on sales. In order to address American markets, Snom opened an office in North Andover, Massachusetts in 2006. In 2008 Snom Italy SRL was founded,[2] in 2009 Snom France SARL[3] and in 2010 snom UK Ltd.[4] Distributors network include companies in EMEA, CIS region, North America and Australia.

In late 2016, Snom Technology AG was acquired by VTech Holdings Limited. The transaction was completed on 21 November 2016.[5][6]

The company is headed by Gernot Sagl, Chi Hoi Tong, Ka Hung Tong and Chi Keung Wong. Members of the Supervisory Board include Allan Chi Yun Wong, King Fai Pang and Hon Kwong Leung.[7]

Phone features[edit]

All of snom's software exists in the firmware of its phones, and VoIP telephones support all common standards, as well as the latest technologies for traversal of network address translators (NAT), telephone number mapping (ENUM), and virtual private networks (VPN).

All snom phones are compatible with SIP-based telephone systems and system components, including open source platforms such as Asterisk, SER, sipXecs, and IP-PBX systems offered by companies such as BroadSoft, Epygi (Quadro IP PBX), MetaSwitch, Pandora (Worksmart), ADTRAN (NetVanta UC Server), pbxnsip, Sylantro, and many more.

Snom's phones include security features based on the two VoIP security standards SIPs (RFC 5246) and SRTP (RFC 3711). Some devices also support virtual private networking and wireless encryption (WEP/WPA).


  1. ^ "snom's milestones". snom. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  2. ^ "snom Italy SRL founded". snom. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  3. ^ "snom France SARL founded". snom. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  4. ^ "snom UK Ltd. founded". snom. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  5. ^ "VTech Completes Acquisition of German-based Snom Technology AG". VTech. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  6. ^ "VTech Completes Acquisition of German-based Snom Technology AG". Snom. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  7. ^ "snom's imprint". snom. Retrieved 2017-01-19.

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