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VAR Network and Fonality Announce Strategic Partnership
by Michelle Edwards
DRAPER, UTAH - VARNetwork.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telarus Inc, today announced it
has entered into a strategic partnership with
leader in open source, Asteriskï¿½-based IP telephony systems.
Under the terms of the deal, Fonality will become a premiere PBX equipment vendor within
the Telarus VAR Network, and have access to telecom contracts when Telarus equipment customers
need broadband and voice service.
"We are excited to do business with Fonality" explained Adam Edwards, president of Telarus. "The essence of a successful and profitable relationship is the ability to tap into each organization's strengths. Our VAR Network attracts businesses looking for IP telephony solutions, and Fonality attracts customers in need of telecommunication services. Both companies help the other be successful in their area of expertise."
"Together, we're putting affordable and easy-to-use phone systems into growing
businesses, making them more competitive and allowing them to take advantage
of cost savings that IP communications can deliver," said David Eads,
Fonality's Senior Director of Sales. "We are pleased to be part of the
network that matches customers with the right resources at the right time."
Telarus created the VAR Network in 2003 as a way to connect its agents
to the thousands of telecom equipment manufactures and dealers throughout
the country. Since then over 2,000 VARs have been receiving equipment
leads from Telarus marketing agents and consultants in return for
telecom service leads.
"Fonality is a great company who does an excellent job bringing high-end
capability to small businesses on a budget" added #VARContact.Fname# #VARContact.Lname#, #VARContact.Title#.
"We look forward to finding new opportunities
for Fonality to grow their business as well as providing top notch service
for their clients looking for telecommunication services. Likewise, kudos
to our respective IT departments for being able to synchronize our customer
and pricing databases. Having the capability to send new leads directly into
Fonality's CRM will further increase the likelihood of customer wins."
In August 2007 Fonality's PBXtraï¿½ IP-PBX was named Editors' Choice by PC Magazine
in a roundup against competing open and closed source phone systems of similar price.
More than 2,500 companies with 53,000 phones in 50 countries have adopted PBXtra
and placed more than 130 million VoIP and traditional calls.
For more information on the VAR Network.com program, please contact #VARContact.Fname# #VARContact.Lname#
Fonality, www.fonality.com, is a leader
in open source, Asterisk-based IP telephony systems. PBXtra, Fonality's award winning IP-PBX product
line for small and medium-sized businesses, is widely recognized as the world's largest commercial
Asterisk-based deployment with over 2,500 systems in 50 countries making over 130 million calls.
PBXtra includes a hardened and improved version of the popular open source Asterisk code base
which has been modified to add reliability, stability and enterprise-class features. PBXtra uses
Fonality's patent-pending architecture to deliver all the advanced features of an enterprise-class
phone system and call center at 40 to 80 percent less than traditional offerings. Fonality's
trixbox, www.trixbox.org, is home to trixbox CE,
trixbox Pro and one of the world's largest and fastest growing communities of users of Asterisk-based
software with an average of 65,000 downloads a month.
Fonality, PBXtra, HUD, trixbox and trixNet are registered trademarks of Fonality. Asterisk is a
registered trademark of Digium, Inc. Fonality, trixbox, PBXtra and trixNet are not affiliated with,
nor endorsed by, Digium Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.