MegaPath Expands Interoperability with Leading IP PBX Vendors
Grandstream Networks' VoIP Hardware Certified For Highest Call Quality and Customer Value
COSTA MESA, CA, October 19, 2009 — MegaPath, Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice, and security services in North America, announced today the expansion of the company’s IP PBX Certified Partner program providing more choices for customers when selecting voice and data hardware. With over 15 certified partners, the program is designed to ensure that third-party IP PBX hardware meets MegaPath’s high performance and scalability standards. From the core to the edge, MegaPath’s all optical MPLS network provides customers with the highest levels of voice quality and reliability that is unsurpassed by other ‘best effort’ offerings.
MegaPath’s standard interoperability evaluation tests key product features, including authentication and registration, inbound and outbound calling, caller ID, DTMF tone transmission, hunting, group features, auto attendance and most of the standard individual features of a PBX. To provide the highest quality voice service possible, MegaPath requires hardware partners that deliver the most reliable, feature-rich solutions available.
Grandstream Networks enterprise portfolio of IP devices, including its GXE502x IP PBX and GXP enterprise phones were one of the first to receive certification as part of MegaPath’s new partner program. “For customers to gain the greatest value out of their VoIP investments, vendors need to ensure that the infrastructure is optimized to meet an organization’s specific requirements,” said Khris Kendrick, Senior Director of Business Development, Grandstream Networks Inc . “Being certified gives customers increased confidence that our products enhance MegaPath’s service.”
“This certification program ensures that our service provides customers with the capabilities, quality and reliability they need to stay competitive,” said Beth Tyebjee, SVP Products & Project Management, MegaPath. “Through our rigorous testing and certification process, customers can be assured that our solutions have met the highest standards.”
MegaPath’s Duet™ SIP Trunking service delivers full-featured business-class phone capabilities and a 1.5 Mbps Internet T1 connection. Customers can either leverage their existing certified IP PBX system or work with a MegaPath certified partner to implement new hardware. Combining both voice and Internet, businesses only pay for one circuit, which can significantly reduce infrastructure costs.
Because Duet is a fully-managed service, there are no upfront investments or equipment costs, and customers can offload management resources to MegaPath. Unlike consumer-grade VoIP, MegaPath’s Duet service never rides the public Internet so phone calls are always crystal clear, reliable and secure.
About MegaPath, Inc.
MegaPath is the leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America. MegaPath leverages its wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP) and security technologies to enable businesses to lower costs, increase security and enhance productivity. Businesses of all sizes can easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners. To learn more about why 20,000 companies have chosen MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice and security services to improve their business communications, visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (634-2728).
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