Sangoma Selects Advanticom as Master Reseller

Sangoma Technologies has selected Advanticom, a business technology solution provider located in Pittsburgh, as a Sangoma Master Reseller.

As part of the Empowered by Sangoma Master Reseller designation, Advanticom will standardize its Lync and Office 365 deployments with Sangoma’s NetBorder Lync Express appliance, streamlining implementations and reducing cost.

“Partnering with leaders such as Sangoma—that share our commitment to quality—allows us to surpass customer expectations,” said Brian Conboy, Advanticom’s president and chairman. “The addition of the Sangoma NetBorder Lync Express to our Lync product portfolio will increase our ability to serve customers and make us more efficient. The combination of a complete Microsoft Lync server environment with an SBC, gateway, active directory, MS Office and Lync in a single appliance, plus the ability to leverage existing Office 365 subscriptions, delivers a powerful solution in an easy-to-install, all-in-one package. We expect that the NetBorder Lync Express will enable us to implement a complete Lync or Office 365 deployment in less than half the time than using the traditional multi-server model.”

Advanticom is a Managed Partner of Microsoft with Gold Competency, and has expertise with Lync, Exchange and Office 365. It also specializes in telephony systems from providers like Cisco, Toshiba and Mitel, and can integrate telecommunications and IT with best-in-class solutions.

Sangoma’s NetBorder Lync Express integrates the hardware and software elements necessary for a complete deployment of Microsoft Lync, Lync Enterprise Voice, or a wide range of other use cases, including Continuous Branch Exchange, Office 365 telephony support, and legacy PBX integration. Lync Express can serve up to 1,000 Lync seats per unit.

It also can incorporate a full-featured session border controller (SBC) for deployments using SIP trunks, and can be configured with a variety of PSTN interfaces using the built-in VoIP gateway or with both an SBC and VoIP gateway in the same unit, all of which is fully Lync 2013 certified. The Lync Express appliance can be configured with a variety of PSTN interface types and a VoIP gateway as an IP-only device with an integrated SBC, or with both gateway and SBC capabilities in the same unit.

“We are delighted to welcome this well-respected and innovative partner, to the Sangoma Master Reseller ranks,” said Mark Wagner, vice president of carrier and Microsoft solution sales at Sangoma. “Advanticom’s extensive experience in the Lync and Office 365 space sets them apart from most system integrators. They are the best of the best and we look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with this recognized leader in communications and IT technology.”