Telecom Lead Canada: Digium, the Asterisk Company, has formed partnership with Gentek, a distributor of broadband, network and VoIP products and solutions, to distribute Digium’s Asterisk telephony, Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) solutions and Digium IP phones to its resellers.
Asterisk is an open source software framework for building communications applications. It transforms an ordinary computer into a powerful communications server and enables developers and integrators to quickly and easily build communications applications including PBXs, call centers, voicemail systems and conferencing servers.
Gentek distributes UC/VoIP telephony systems, desk and conference VoIP phones, VoIP cameras, headsets, paging devices, ADSL and cable modems, PoE switches, VPN routers and security appliances.
Gentek will distribute Digium’s full range of Switchvox UC and Asterisk VoIP products, including IP phones and gateways, redundancy appliances and telephony cards certified for Asterisk installations. These products ensure greater reliability and interoperability for Asterisk custom communications.
Digium products enable partners to implement turnkey, UC solutions or to design their own end-to-end VoIP solutions. Resellers, telecom professionals and software developers choose Digium’s products because only Digium delivers the technical superiority, security, flexibility and value associated with Asterisk-based solutions.
Gentek will distribute Digium’s Switchvox solution, the UC phone system for SMBs. Switchvox solutions, based on the power of open source Asterisk, provide an all-in-one solution by combining many products into one. Switchvox integrates phone, fax, chat, web mashups and mobile communications, offering a better business phone system with more features than proprietary systems, all at an affordable price.
Jeffrey Freedman, vice president of sales for Gentek, said, “The Switchvox UC solution is an excellent fit for customers who require a feature-rich phone system that provides outstanding value. Gentek has formed very strong relationships with our manufacturing partners and we expect our partnership with Digium to be extremely successful.
“We are continuing to expand our coverage in the SMB market and Gentek’s focus on this customer segment, along with its attention to delivering outstanding customer service, will form an excellent partnership,” said Gayle Magee, director of worldwide distribution sales for Digium.