Where do I start ? There were so many interesting things this year at VON. From a new wireless phone by SNOM that works on DECT technology to seeing Motorola’s new Canopy Wireless. To some it up I was like a little kid in a candy shop. I also had the pleasure of speaking to the CEO and founder of SNOM Dr. Christian Stredicke. It looks like SNOM is headed in the right direction. There were many lectures held but I was too busy looking at all the toys I would buy if I had an unlimited budget. Here are a few things that stood out.
1) The HD phones from Polycom. I can now finally say that VOIP quality is better than PSTN. The Polycom 650 is definitely on my shopping list.
2) SNOM’s new wireless phone. While I am sad that it does not work on Wifi (I like the option of using it as I am on the go). However it seems that DECT technology has made a name for its self and I will have to get my hands on one once SNOM releases the phone.
3) HTC’s X7500. It’s a cute little toy that can actually help me out a lot. If for instance I need to ssh in to a server of mine it is a lot easier pulling out my laptop on the road or trying to read the tiny font in Putty on my PDA phone.
4) Motorola’s Canopy wireless technology. I like the idea of wireless technology that can go up to 2 kilometers and have constant speeds of 20 mbps. The best part is no license is needed to operate it.
5) Motorola’s power over AC technology. While the technology has existed for a while Motorola has seemed to do a great job with it. They have perfected it so that it can work in a large building environment with little to no issues (current technology limits how far the devices can be from each other).
There were lots of other things presented at VON but these were the ones that stood out most. Anyone out there want to help me with my shopping habit (aka toy addiction) ?