Westcon wins Lync iPBX deal

kosterUnified comms VAR Westcon has been given the sole distributor rights for the newly launched ACS Express from Active Communications.

ACS Express crosses Microsoft’s Lync 2013 Server with AudioCodes Mediant 800 voice gateway on a single appliance.

It can manage PSTN or ISDN, analogue extensions and SIP connectivity with ESBC functionality, and simplifies the deployment and management of Microsoft Lync Unified Communications platform for SMBs, and Hosted Service providers.

Westcon’s Guy Koster (pictured)  said there should be some good incremental sales opportunities for the outfit’s partners with this new class of integrated Lync solution.

He said that ACS Express is a compelling proposition as it extends the reach of Lync 2013 enterprise voice into organisations of less than 100 users cheaply.

Koster said that Office 365 reseller partners and Lync hosting providers will be quick to recognise the new sales and services opportunities this solution represents.

AudioCodes is partnering with ACS as the platform provider of choice for the ACS Express. ACS Express is being used in combination with AudioCodes’ new Lync IP Phones to provide simple, end-to-end solution for SMB Lync deployments.