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Distribution rivals prepare for battle in conferencing market

Nimans has appointed a new Conferencing Business Manager, Chris Smith, who is expected to lock horns with rival distributor Trust Distribution, the company that recently won a supplier deal with Konftel, ending Nimans` exclusive distribution agreement with the Scandanavian conferencing manufacturer.

Inter-Tel`s stockholders approve $723 million Mitel merger

Inter-Tel`s stockholders have at last approved the proposed $723 million Mitel merger. The vote fulfills another condition to the merger which Mitel claims will create a market leader in the SMB IP communications industry with the scale to strengthen and extend its reach in the enterprise market.

ShoreTel files counterclaims against Mitel Networks

ShoreTel has filed counterclaims against Mitel Networks in response to Mitel’s patent infringement lawsuit against ShoreTel.
 

Trust signs UK distribution deal with Konftel

Trust Distribution has struck a significant UK distribution agreement with Konftel, the world’s second largest audio conference unit manufacturer. Earlier this year, Konftel scooped American analysts Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Award.

Horizon kicks off channel-building campaign for ShoreTel

Horizon Solutions is to hold a series of partner  events to support its drive to recruit new resellers of ShoreTel VoIP solutions. ShoreTel, which recently completed a successful IPO, has a 10% market share in the key north American market, and the vendor has turned its attention to building a channel in the UK.

Rocom to distribute Valcom loud and clear

Rocom has secured the Valcom public address product range for distribution into the channel. The company has also signed an exclusive support agreement with Valcom’s UK agent, On Call Communications for pre- and post-sales support.

ANS Group reports revenues up by 23%, exceeding £6m"

ANS Group has posted strong results for the year ended 31 March 2007. Group revenues were up by 23%, exceeding £6m for the first time; and pre-tax profits climbed 15.4% to £634,000. Scott Fletcher, chairman of ANS, commented: “ANS remains a business operating at the forefront of its specialist field.

Swan Solutions ships 8000th Callview system

Hats off to Swan Solutions for shipping its 8000th Callview system. Bart Delgado, md at Swan, commented: “Callview has reached many milestones since we launched the product in 1996 as the first channel-ready computer telephony solution for call centre applications.

Teleware adds more PBX functionality with major platform upgrade

TeleWare has announced the successful completion of a major platform upgrade to Release 10.1 on its hosted service soft switch application platform.
 

Tiscali signs Telecom Italia agreement

Tiscali and Telecom Italia have signed an agreement enabling Tiscali to become a virtual mobile operator. For the first time in Italy, an alternative fixed-line operator will offer mobile and integrated services across the whole country and including residential customers.

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