Westcon Group Signs EMEA Distribution Agreement with Spectralink

Partners Gain Access to Award Winning Wi-Fi and DECT IP Handsets
Optimized for Microsoft, Cisco and Avaya Environments

Crawley, UK, August 13th, 2014 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today expanded its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Solutions Practice portfolio by signing a new EMEA distribution agreement with Spectralink Corporation. A global leader in wireless solutions for the workplace, Spectralink delivers enterprise-grade critical mobile communication solutions to a wide range of sectors – including healthcare, retail, warehousing and manufacturing.

Spectralink DECT and Wi-Fi wireless devices are the first to be qualified for deployment in combination with the leading UCC solutions from Microsoft ®, Avaya and Cisco. This powerful combination enables customers to rapidly improve operational efficiencies, reduce errors and generate significant cost savings.

“As deployment of next-generation UCC solutions gathers momentum, customers require an increasingly complex, multi-vendor experience. It’s now more critical than ever for channel partners to specify, design, deploy and support solutions backed by best-of-breed products. Spectralink clearly falls into this category,” said Guy Koster, Director of Product Management and Product Marketing for EMEA at Westcon Group. “As Westcon leads the way in providing the broadest unified communications portfolio, today’s announcement is particularly significant for those partners wishing to generate new offerings leveraging Avaya, Cisco and Microsoft Lync environments.”

“As the leading vendor in wireless solutions for the workplace segment, we are experiencing exceptional demand for our solutions resulting in healthy sales and market share growth, which translates into a significant opportunity for the channel. Increasingly, projects are for larger multinational customers and more complex in scope requiring expertise from Global Systems Integrators and VARs to design, deploy and support them,” commented Wilfried Schon, Channel Director EMEA & APAC at Spectralink.

“We anticipate Westcon’s expertise and worldwide distribution capabilities from design to delivery to deliver significant benefit for Spectralink and our channel partners. In addition, Westcon’s proactive, innovative approach to marketing, and delivering technology via a complete eco-system is key to our continued success, and we are delighted to be working with them.”

The Spectralink 7000 DECT and 8000 Wi-Fi portfolio handsets are available immediately through Westcon Group. To learn more about Westcon’s Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions Practice, please visit the Spectralink page.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Brocade, Cisco, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com


Marketing Contact:
Runa Macleod
Westcon Group
+44 1293 806053

Media Contact:
Craig Librett
Westcon Group
(914) 357-1747

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