ScanSource Delivers Cloud UC on Avaya Platform

Offered through ScanSource Catalyst, it’s designed to help resellers deliver the same communications experience as if the IP Office platform were deployed on premises – but in a streamlined, pay-per-user, per-month model.

Catalyst Telecom To Carry Avayas Nortel Line

Catalyst Telecom, Avaya’s largest U.S. distributor, announced it is now authorized to carry the Avaya NES solutions, which is the new name for the former Nortel voice and data solutions the gearmaker acquired late last year. Catalyst Telecom’s reseller partners will now have access to Norstar, Business Communication Manager (BCM) and Software Communications Server (SCS) […]

Catalyst Offers Remote Programming Services

Catalyst Telecom, a sales unit of ScanSource Inc. (SCSC), and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, is now offering resellers Remote Programming services for communications solutions. These services were created to help resellers improve cash flow and reduce their on-site implementation time, while delivering additional value to their end-user customers. By using this […]

Baker Replaces Phillips at ScanSource Helm

ScanSource Communications, a value-added distributor of voice, video and converged communications solutions and a sales unit of ScanSource Inc. (SCSC), has named Glen “Buck” Baker as its new president. Baker formerly served as senior vice president of merchandising for the Catalyst Telecom sales unit. Baker replaces Jill Phillips, who has decided to retire after more than […]

Catalyst Telecom, Avaya Create System for Disaster Readiness

In an effort to assist communities and organizations affected by natural disasters or major communications disruptions, Catalyst Telecom has become an authorized distributor of the Avaya Inc.’s Mobile Communication System (MCS). The MCS is a standalone system designed to deploy emergency response communications during disaster relief or recovery efforts and for temporary operations when communications […]

Serverless System

Avaya Inc. has an interesting take on the small business phone system with its Quick Edition. Introduced in March 2006, Quick Edition does not have a server; all the intelligence is in the phones. Eric Robichaud, senior product manager for Avaya Quick Edition, says although Quick Edition doesn’t have an appliance, it is plug-and-play. Once […]

Catalyst Telecom Helps Avaya Providers Increase Revenue

Catalyst Telecom, a sales unit of ScanSource Inc., has created the Catalyst Accelerator Program (CAP), a comprehensive one-day program designed for solutions providers interested in delivering communications solutions to end users. As Avayas largest distributor, Catalyst Telecom created CAP to help solutions providers become more knowledgeable in selling Avayas Small and Medium Business Solutions (SMBS) […]

Soap Box

SOMETHING IS CHANGING the world over. After all the hype, consumers are at last enjoying true freedom in the world of technology. Whether they are e-mailing, sharing photos, downloading music or surfing the Web, they are beginning to enjoy multiple applications on a single device as they switch seamlessly from one network to another. And […]

Carriers Gain Traction With Cisco-Based IP Networks

Cisco Systems Inc. announced at COMPTEL that two of its carrier customers, Covad Communications Group Inc. and Cbeyond Communications, are reporting traction with their Cisco-based IP communications services. Covad, for example, added more than 580 new business customers for its managed IP services in 2005. Covad’s business-class VoIP services, vPBX and PBXi Plus, use Cisco […]

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