D-Link, NGT Offer Partners CPE-Service Bundle

D-Link Systems Inc. and New Global Telecom (NGT) announced Wednesday an agreement to co-market phones and services for small businesses using Microsoft Response Point IP PBX. Both companies will use their respective indirect sales channels to deliver the services.

Introduced in fall 2007 Response Point is a software-based IP PBX that is packaged as an appliance by three OEMs – D-Link, Aastra Technologies Ltd. and Quanta Computer Inc.

With today’s agreement NGT’s Digital Voice phone services connect directly to the D-Link VoiceCenter phone system based on Response Point software. The combination, the companies said, would enable small businesses to save up to 50 percent in costs. The ROI is estimated to be less than 18 months, according to John Guillaume, senior vice president of product and marketing at NGT.

NGT was one of the first VoIP providers to pass interoperability testing with the Microsoft IP PBX and was be included in the Microsoft Response Point Service Pack 1 when it was released in July.

NGT Digital Voice Services offer small businesses nationwide services that work with existing broadband access and include features, such as local number porting, directory listing, caller ID/CNAM, FCC-compliant 911 along with toll-free services, desktop fax capabilities, disaster recovery and on-demand audio-Web conferencing.

Keith A. Karlsen, executive vice president for D-Link said the agreement with NGT represents an aggressive effort to introduce VARs to VoiceCenter. D-Link VoiceCenter small business phone system is designed for small businesses requiring up to 50 phones and phone lines. VoiceCenter systems are sold through D-Link’s network of authorized value added resellers, solution providers and distributors.

NGT Digital Voice services are available through NGT’s Digital Voice Partner Program, which has no contractual commitments, no fees and no exclusivity requirements.

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