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Sangoma Telephony Card for OCS Deployment Chosen by Data Balance


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March 31, 2009

Sangoma Telephony Card for OCS Deployment Chosen by Data Balance

By Jessica Kostek, TMCnet Channel Editor

Sangoma Technology Corporation help unite Microsoft’s (News - Alert) Office Communications Server (OCS) with Data Balance, a Microsoft Gold Certified managed services partner in Tampa Bay, Fla., using the corporation’s A101D telephony card.

Data Balance deployed OCS internally to refine its OCS expertise, so it could roll out successful OCS solutions for clients quickly, company officials said in a statement released today. Officials said that when the company ran into challenges connecting OCS to its phone system, it instantly turned to Sangoma for a solution.
“With 100 percent up-time being critical for our clients’ unified communication system rollouts, we wanted the most reliable partner possible for our gateway to the public phone network,” said Jon Lawrence, president of Data Balance.
“We had been using Sangoma products in Asterisk (News - Alert) deployments and they were rock solid. So we knew Sangoma’s NetBorder Express gateway would be a natural fit, because it simply becomes part of the OCS Mediation Server,” Lawrence continued.
NetBorder Express VoIP Gateway Cards combine Sangoma’s award-winning telephony cards with a set of software building blocks and together they deliver a robust SIP to TDM VoIP Gateway (News - Alert) solution, which resides in the same server as the developer’s application.
“Migration to OCS should, and can be, an evolution in simplifying communication for diverse, remote environments,” said David Mandelstam (News - Alert), CEO of Sangoma. “That means, by its very nature, it shouldn’t be exorbitant in cost, overly complicated, or require unnecessary hardware.” Sangoma has evolved its own product line with this goal in mind.”
Integrators and developers can use NetBorder Express on their communications platforms for SIP-based applications such as iPBX, IVRs, and Conferencing Servers.
“We’re thrilled to have been a pioneer project for Sangoma’s union with OCS,” said Lawrence. “What we’ve learned through this collaboration separates Data Balance from our competition in the OCS space. We will be able to offer our clients a much more integrated OCS system, one that is more robust, scalable, and easy to manage, all at lower cost.”
For more information about Sangoma, visit their Website or learn more on their VoIP Gateways channel here on TMCnet.

Jessica Kostek is a channel editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Jessica’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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