ChannelVision Magazine

icymi BullsEye recently launched a diag- nostic testing product called Virtual- Tech — a remote diagnostic tool that isolates root causes for intermittent and chronic network issues and pro- vides non-invasive troubleshooting as well as VoIP readiness testing without disrupting day-to-day business opera- tions, said BullsEye. Using an on-premises device, Vir- tualTech provides real-time, synthetic testing for advanced diagnostic scans such as “VoIP trickle” and UDP capac- ity. Examples include circuit review (packet loss, jitter, and upstream/ downstream latency); VoIP mean opinion score (MOS); firewall port as- sessment (for different CPE and edge devices); and TCP/UDP stress testing for internet, VoIP and UC. It also al- lows for real-time, 4,6,8 and 24-hour testing periods. The solution is available to Bulls- Eye’s VoIP and broadband custom- ers as an add-on service, and as a stand-alone service to companies that receive broadband and VoIP services through another carrier.   AireSpring has released an update for its AirePBX’s CommPortal User In- terface (UI). AirePBX CommPortal has undergone a GUI refresh, giving the program a modern, updated look while retaining all features and functions. The major update introduces sup- port for 911 emergency call notifica- tion. Administrators can identify up to five individuals to be immediately notified by phone call, email or both whenever an individual within the organization calls 911. And if a caller can’t convey important details, other staff members can do so while point- ing first responders to the right loca- tion. This technology is especially useful for healthcare facilities, govern- ment organizations and schools. AireSpring’s new CommPortal UI is compatible with Adobe Flash, mobile devices and multiple plugins. It also features a restructured, user- friendly dashboard. Fusion has hired Michael Fair to manage its channel sales programs and to integrate and consolidate the company’s partner program following the recent acquisitions of Birch and MegaPath. Fair has more than 30 years of experience creating, managing and integrating channel programs. He’s held key leadership roles at Charter, EarthLink, One Communications and Qwest. Most recently, Fair served as managing partner at MarketRace. Fair’s hiring is a key step in CRO Dan Foster’s plan to build his sales and marketing and leadership team with a strong focus on the indirect channel. “A successful channel program is critical to Fusion’s ambitious plan to scale. As we combine our offerings, teams and programs following the recent acquisitions of MegaPath and Birch, it is essential that we build on each company’s existing success in the channel to create a unified sales and marketing organization with exper- tise that spans our combined compa- nies,” said Foster. “Michael’s experi- ence and knowledge of the industry make him perfectly suited to lead this effort, and I am excited to welcome him to our sales team.” Reinvent Strengthens Engineering, Partner Support Teams Reinvent Telecom has added two VoIP engineers and a partner success specialist to support the growth of its white-label reseller partner program for cloud-based UC, collaboration and contact center services. The new hires include Jake Living- stone, VoIP engineer III; Nija Richie, VoIP engineer I; and Adrienne Jones, partner support specialist. The partner program is supported by experienced technical, sales and mar- keting professionals who assist resell- ers with planning, launching and selling UCaaS, conferencing and collaboration, contact center and SIP trunking solu- tions, said the company. The recent hires will strengthen those efforts as the company continues to sign new reseller partners and scale. BCN Partners with AVANT to Expand Channel Reach BCN has signed an agreement with AVANT to engage and enable sales part- ners to design and deploy entire, truly customized solutions from POTS, PRI and broadband to SD-WAN, 4G wireless backup and fully managed equipment and network monitoring services. BCN is 100 percent channel-focused and offers single-source solutions for custom-configured voice, data, wireless and cloud services based on a portfolio of more than 75 underlying wholesale network providers. “We are excited to offer our trusted ad- visor channel partners the power of BCN to deliver nationwide multi-product, multi- carrier solutions with billing for all services consolidated into one monthly invoice,” commented Shane McNamara, AVANT executive vice president. “BCN is a win- ning addition to the AVANT Communica- tions portfolio. You can find them listed in our award-winning AVANT BattleApp.” BullsEye Launches VirtualTech   AireSpring Updates AirePBX Hosted Phone System Fusion Hires Fair as New Channel Chief Channel Vision | July - August, 2018 52