Black Box joins GENBAND’s Partner Advantage Program and begins offering device-agnostic Unified Communications to customers in search of alternatives for evolving legacy systems
Orlando, Florida, March 26, 2012— GENBAND,a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that it has signed Black Box Network Services, a leading communications system integrator, to the GENBAND Partner Advantage Program. Black Box joins the program as a Platinum Member, which is the highest level a company can attain. Leveraging GENBAND’s nearly 250 million carrier-proven IP communications lines deployed globally, this partnership opens a pathway for businesses to transition large-scale enterprise networks to Unified Communications (UC) applications while maximizing existing infrastructure, including seamless integration with legacy PBX systems and support of analog, digital, UNISTIM and SIP-based phones.
“We are excited to support GENBAND’s expansion into the large enterprise market which meets an immediate market demand for a logical evolution of enterprise communications networks to UC,” said Michael Laughlin, Vice President of Shared Services for Black Box. “GENBAND fills a marketplace void with its comprehensive UC applications infrastructure while simultaneously offering unprecedented interoperability with existing systems and delivering a device-agnostic platform that can significantly reduce OPEX and CAPEX expenses for customers without sacrificing feature rich functionality.”
GENBAND’s UC applications infrastructure transforms large-scale enterprise networks through its proven market-leading Applications, Networking and Switching solutions, including the A2 Communications Application Server, S3 Intelligent Session Border Controller, G6 Universal Gateway and the C20 Converged Softswitch. Black Box customers will have access to the GENBAND A2 Mobile Officesuite, which allows end-users to use their mobile phones and tablets as if they were wired directly to their business office with the same Unified Communications features available on their desktop such as video, federated and secure instant messaging, the ability to move active calls seamlessly amongst devices, and presence in conjunction with enabling them with the same dial plan, calling line ID and long distance plan as their main office phone. Additionally, Black Box customers can tap into the GENFuzion Developer Community, an open Unified Communications application development eco-system and application library that meets highly specialized vertical market needs.
“Black Box is well recognized for its long history serving the enterprise market, and this partnership represents a significant milestone for GENBAND’s Enterprise Solutions business,” said Mark Pugerude, President of Global Sales and Business Development for GENBAND. “Companies today are increasingly mobile, distributed and global, and the demand for seamless UC from anywhere, anytime, on any device is placing new infrastructure demands on the marketplace. Our award winning solutions support a roadmap for IP migration at the company’s own timeline, maximizing their existing infrastructure, and addressing the evolving needs of employees and customers demanding more from their devices than ever before.”
About Black Box
Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.
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GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprise, service and content providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has vast resources in R&D, sales and support in more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.
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