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LDMI Telecommunications is launching ConnecT, the company’s new allinclusive, low-priced Internet service, available to authorized LDMI agents. ConnecT will provide dedicated Internet access at speeds of up to 1.536Mbps, up to five IP addresses and 20 e-mail accounts as part of the standard package, with the ability to add more. Along with a data transfer capacity of 7.5GB per month, ConnecT subscribers will receive 200MB of storage - enough disk space for a company to post and support an extensive Web site.

Acceris Communications has extended its agent cash bonus promotion through June 30. The company says all new orders are eligible and agents can earn $500 on every installed $750 T1, earn 50 percent of the total billed circuit installation charges, among other incentives.

Global Systems Telecom is launching “Two Tickets to Paradise: The Greatest Promotion in Agent History,” a six-month contest that will award three top agents writing business on TNCI’s network with trips via chartered jet from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to the Dominican Republic where they will stay in a private villa for five nights. A minimum of $50,000 in new business is required to qualify. Winners will be announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas in spring 2005. The GST program is incremental to TNCI’s own “Driven to Succeed” program, which awards agents that submit a minimum of $50,000 in new business between March 20 and Aug. 15 with a two-year Mercedes-Benz lease.

SpectraLink Corp. is offering a new NetLink Partner Program enabling participants to bundle its 802.11b-based NetLink Wireless Telephones with complementary telephony and networking product for end-to-end Wi-Fi solutions. The program offers three partnership levels based on various levels of sales and technical training.

Con Edison Communications (CEC), has introduced PowerProtect, a managed, networkbased data protection service, available through its agents and direct sales force. PowerProtect is a turnkey utility service for New York City-area business customers to automate off-site backup and restoration of mission-critical data.

Strix Systems Inc. has signed an agreement with Alliance Systems, which will distribute Strix’ Access/One Network to Strix VARs and integrators in North America. The deal completes Strix’s move to a two-tier distribution model. The Access/One Network simultaneously serves all wireless devices using 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth or future RF technologies on a single enterprise network.

Proxim Corp., a provider of wireless networking equipment for Wi-Fi and broadband wireless networks, has appointed Chris Jones as senior vice president of global sales, with responsibility for worldwide enterprise, carrier and channel sales. Jones served as Proxim’s vice president of North American sales and operations until July 2003.

Motorola Inc. and networking technology products distributor Westcon Group have signed a two-year agreement to distribute Motorola’s Canopy wireless broadband products and accessories throughout the world, focusing initially on North America. Motorola’s Canopy product line offers a wireless broadband solution for enterprise, public and private networks.

Links

Acceris Communications www.acceris.com
Alliance Systems www.alliancesystems.com
Con Edison Communications www.conedcom.com
Global Systems Telecom www.gstpartners.com
LDMI Telecommunications www.ldmi.com
Motorola Inc. www.motorola.com
Proxim Corp. www.proxim.com
SpectraLink Corp. www.spectralink.com
Strix Systems www.strixsystems.com
TNCI  www.tncii.com
Westcon Group www.westcongroup.com


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