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peer communications solutions, has signed a distribution and licensing agreement with Vocalpad, a leading provider of high quality VoIP services to establish the VAR channel for SMBs (small and medium businesses) in Spain, South Asia, Middle East and African countries, as well as a licensing agreement to integrate Peerio in its core product lines.
Popular TelephonyÂs Peerio products will be part of VocalpadÂs product portfolio, providing enterprises with the end-to-end peer-to-peer solution Â serverless, feature-rich and easy-to-use communication tool with the direct connectivity to PSTN and mobile networks.
Vocalpad offers its customers a high-quality long-distance and international carrier services, one-stop access to the latest in VoIP products and solutions with a market leading services portfolio as well as qualified technical and customer support.
ÂAs a next generation carrier, Vocalpad provides a unique Âat handÂ access to its customerÂs through 12 different servicesÂ, says Hassan Ghandour, the CEO and founder of Vocalpad. ÂIn itself, this approach has allowed us to increase our global offering while specifically addressing market segments that were till now undersupplied by the majority of providers. Peerio, with its unique serverless design opened up a whole new outlook that will potentially impact our corporate offering as well as our web based and device based services.Â
Awards-winning, patented Peerio serverless middleware resides in the end-points (PCs with PeerioBiz soft-phone or Peerio-embedded IP phones) connected over a corporate LAN. Peerio-intelligent endpoints collectively create a state-of-the-art enterprise telephony system, providing the full range of traditional PBX features along with a richness of modern functionalities. Peerio software gateway module transparently links an enterprise to VocalpadÂs interconnect points for end-to-end connectivity.
Specializing in the VoIP connectivity and system integration services for SMBs, Vocalpad is currently integrating PeerioBiz serverless soft phone solution in a number of financial institutions in Europe and the Middle East.
Vocalpad will be able to offer its customers the range of Peerio-intelligent terminals, ranging from complete feature-rich peer-to-peer VoIP solutions for enterprise customers and PeerioLight, an embedded version for residential users. PeerioLight is an upcoming scaled down version of a Peerio VoIP serverless communications solution, including a dozen of common communications features, such as peer-to-peer voicemail, transfer, call hold, call park, conferencing and more.
Moreover, Vocalpad will use Peerio SDK to develop and customize functionalities specifically tailored for its customers. It will also provide a variety of custom interfaces to the PeerioBiz serverless soft phone system.
ÂThe deployment of the Peerio Beta version is promisingÂ, mentioned Omar Hilal, General Manager of Near East Trading Corp., one of VocalpadÂs big customers. ÂWe have been looking at an IP PBX solution to address our multi branch set up. Our account manager at Vocalpad clearly presented the advantages of the Peerio alternative, mainly the serverless design, the cost efficiency, the simplicity of deployment and the amount of features that we can only get from top of the line IP PBX systems. I really look forward to the Peerio system implementation at our offices to efficiently enhance our inter-branch communications.Â
Peerio serverless and switchless operability provides a cost-effective, scaleable solution around the limitations of traditional telecommunications, while providing all advanced telephony features and maintaining industry standards for voice communication (SIP, H.323 and other). With Peerio, enterprises obtain the opportunity to deploy VoIP without investing in one, by virtue of adding Peerio intelligence to the business communication tools already existing at an enterprise (PCs and IP phones). Peerio reduces the up-front cost of deploying an IP telephony solution by 90 percent and the cost of maintenance Â by 80 percent.
In addition to this dramatic cost-efficiency, Peerio is massively scaleable, reliable and flexible system. All Peerio-enabled devices (WiFi phones, IP phones, mobile or DECT phones, Peerio software) are compatible with each other, enabling seamless and mobile peer-to-peer business communications.
ÂOne of the main goals of Popular TelephonyÂs sales strategyÂ - explains Sandra Mandine, director of sales for Europe - Âis to satisfy and support those partners involved in the evolution of Peerio, deliver the best peer-to-peer communications systems on the market. With this goal in mind we welcome our new partnership with Vocalpad. With partnerships like this we anticipate rapid penetration with PeerioBiz and forthcoming PeerioLight solution, providing the SMBs and SoHo customers with the benefits of the serverless Peer-to-Peer communications technologyÂ.