Telarus Patents Online Quoting

Telarus Inc. announced that all 38 claims relating to the online generation of real-time commercial telecommunication service quotes have been formally accepted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The technology, which Telarus trademarked as “GeoQuote,” powers Telarus’ public-facing lead-generation sites as well as its password-protected agent back-office sites. Using the technology, agents can […]

ACC Announces SIMPL API for IP Quotes

AT&T Inc. (T) announced the availability of an application programming interface (API) to support direct interconnection to individual agency pricing tools for IP service quotations for the company’s ACC Business customers. Direct API interconnections will be utilized by ACC Business’ most productive agency organizations, the company said. These select agencies will be provided with direct digital […]

MasterStream Now Instantly Quotes AireSpring

Agents are now able to obtain instant quotes from AireSpring via Salestream’s PRM platform, MasterStream. AireSpring quotes for dedicated long-distance already are available on the MasterStream platform, with additional products soon to follow. “With nearly 1,500 active MasterStream users who sell AireSpring directly or indirectly, we know our partnering with AireSpring will benefit a significant portion […]

Telarus Adds Covad Fixed Wireless to GeoQuote

Telarus Inc., a telecom master agent and creator of ShopforT1.com, ShopforEthernet.com and VARNetwork.com, announced it has completed the integration of Covad’s commercial wireless broadband product into GeoQuote, Telarus’ patented real-time voice and data search engine. This addition makes it possible for agents of Telarus to discover availability and price of Covad’s new broadband service in […]

McGraw Touts Growing Profit-Sharing Program, Offers Reward

McGraw Communications (Booths 225-227) has reported its Profit Sharing Program (PSP) picked up momentum during 2006 with many committed partners on board. PSP is designed to help qualified partners gain equity in their customer bases and share in a larger portion of profits, the company said. McGraw said its PSP partner compensation and value is […]

A Winning Proposition

THE SALES CYCLE IS ALMOST a gauntlet: Between working hard prospecting for new business and finally getting the order, theres a long road fraught with any number of pitfalls. And maybe the most intimidating hurdle is the proposal. Fortunately, more automated and user-friendly tools are coming to the table to help channel partners do their […]

Voda One Adds Online Support Tools

Voda One, a division of distributor Westcon Group, has added new support tools to its ConvergencePoint program for BusinessPartners. Those resellers now can go online to obtain customized configuration and system design support, use a dealer quote calculator, and access Avaya Inc. Global Services offerings through Voda One. Partners also can track new design requests and […]

Meet Campaign for Convergence Staffer Dawn Carter

For the past two-plus years, I’ve been the Exhibits Production Coordinator for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (it certainly seems longer than that). I’m the one you see running around the Expo Hall floor with the microphone! I’m also the one who tenaciously contacts the exhibitors for company information. All for a good cause […]

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