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NET to Offer Tango Network's Abrazo to Sprint Mobile Integration Customers

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March 08, 2010

NET to Offer Tango Network's Abrazo to Sprint Mobile Integration Customers

By Hans Lewis, TMCnet Contributor

Network Equipment Technologies announced that it will resell Tango Networks’ (News - Alert) “Abrazo E” fixed-mobile convergence solutions to customers currently using, or interested in using, Sprint’s wireless network.

NET (News - Alert) is a leader in network and voice-over-IP solutions. Under the strategic sales and product solution agreement announced last fall, NET is now able to offer Tango Networks’ solution to any Sprint Mobile Integration customer.
In doing so, it’s helping Sprint CDMA mobile devices to become an extension of the NET’s business communications infrastructure -- transparently extending the unified communications environment to the mobile phone.
Matthew Krueger, VP of marketing for NET, said, “Teaming with application partners such as Tango expands the reach of our system solution and provides greater value to our enterprise customers in addressing other critical networking requirements. The combination of NET’s voice switches and Tango’s FMC solutions enables Sprint Mobile Integration customers to improve employee productivity by extending their unified communications and PBXs to Sprint mobile devices. In addition, the combined NET/Tango solution allows those customers to enhance mobility policies by giving IT increased control and management of its mobile assets while leveraging existing investments in enterprise voice systems.”
Tango Networks’ Abrazo products give telecommunications providers the competitive advantage to grow market share and increase revenues by tightly integrating enterprise customers with the mobile network based on its unique federated architecture. The Abrazo enables Sprint CDMA mobile phone to become an extension of the corporate PBX or UC system on the mobile network. This functionality enables businesses to gain control over mobile usage and to offer superior features to promote productivity. NET’s VX Series voice switches provide “any-to-any” voice integration and advanced capabilities for high-performance, secure voice communications. VX Series voice switches offer outstanding interoperability for enterprise unified communications and deliver a powerful switching solution that allows enterprises to simplify IP network environments.
The announcement brings seamless 24/7 support to customers for Tango Networks on Sprint mobile devices and broadens the relationship between the two companies in the area of support and service. In addition, NET’s VX1200 Voice Exchange for Unified Communications (News - Alert) is specifically designed to provide the enterprise-class integration, interoperability, and security with scalability required for successful adoption of unified communications into new and existing voice and PBX environments.
Tango Networks’ Abrazo significantly expands the portfolio of PBX solutions that can benefit from Sprint Mobile Integration. An innovative, IP-based FMC solution, Sprint Mobile Integration allows enterprises to extend the capabilities of a PBX or unified communications environment to their employees’ Sprint CDMA mobile phone.
More specifically, benefits of the Abrazo/NET solution include:
* Significantly enhanced employee productivity and call management by tightly integrating mobility into existing and new IP PBX and unified communications deployments;
* Easy-to-use capabilities, such as single number, single voice mail, and a common dialing plan;
* Reduction in total expenses to support end users by eliminating many of the costs incurred with traditional FMC solutions and potentially eliminating underused desk phones; and
* Virtually any IP-PBX, TDM PBX and unified communications platform, including Microsoft (News - Alert) OCS can be supported.
Read here about how Siemens (News - Alert) IT Solutions and Services, Inc., a provider of IT solutions and services, introduced a new unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solution that reportedly has the potential to dramatically lower travel costs, increase productivity and reduce the carbon footprints of the customers.

Hans Lewis is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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