Avnet Technology Solutions in conjunction with Samsung Electronics UK announced today that HIPCOM, the Hosted Voice over IP solutions provider, has tested and approved the Samsung Ubigate hardware series for use with its Voice over IP (VoIP) software solutions.
The Samsung Ubigate series (iBG2006, iBG2016 and iBG 3026) is designed for small to medium-sized businesses or branch offices of larger enterprises. The Ubigate series creates a simple and complete network infrastructure by converging routing, switching, security and VoIP gateway capability into a single, easy-to-manage platform. This gateway feature means that HIPCOM’s software applications can be delivered to existing handsets without the need to replace telephones, faxes and switches with new IP devices. The Ubigate’s ability to back up telephone communications to the PSTN if an internet link fails also means that Ubigate hardware can keep businesses operating and in contact with the emergency services while the IP link is repaired.
Paul Aabryn, Strategy Director at HIPCOM said, “Samsung’s Ubigate hardware product provides a single solution for onsite IP/PSTN termination and security. Ubigate reduces deployment complexity and complements HIPCOM’s product set – delivering cloud based features and applications to onsite PBXs. This is an exciting product and we look forward to working closely with both Samsung and Avnet to deliver the solution to our channel partners.”
Matthew Gower, Avnet Technology Solutions Vice President – UK and Nordic added, “As the UK value added distributor of the Ubigate series Avnet is working hard on delivering education and training programs, in conjunction with Samsung to build awareness in the channel. Avnet is incredibly encouraged by the potential in Ubigate. Business Partners are responding well, immediately seeing possibilities for new revenue opportunities. This is made more exciting by the partnership with HIPCOM, a key hosted voice provider. Ubigate offers HIPCOM’s Business Partners an efficient, cost effect and robust platform for delivering voice applications.”
Wilf Wood, Product Manager of Samsung Networks division concluded, “Samsung is delighted to work with HIPCOM and AVNET to bring state of the art Hosted Voice solutions to customers who want to evolve their networks into a converged voice and data network, at a pace that suits them. This can be done with minimal capital expenditure and without the need for complete hardware upgrades.”