Aastra Launches Starter Packages for Channel

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Aastra has announced the launch of starter packages to attract new dealer partners that want to take on the Aastra IntelliGate SMB product range.

On offer are a range of packages based on the IntelliGate 150 and the IntelliGate 300. These two call control managers can support respectively up to 10 and 50 extensions with any mix of IP and traditional lines. The IntelliGate 300 can even support up to 100 extensions in a pure IP environment. IntelliGate can support employees in one or up to several locations – including remote workers. A choice of user-friendly applications (for contact centres, unified communications and fixed mobile convergence) and terminals including IP deskphones, DECT or softphones ensures that IntelliGate systems can be tailored to respond to customers’ unique requirements.

Package price plans start from £1,000 with optional upgrades available. The starter packages include auto attendant and unified messaging so Aastra partners can offer their customers the productivity benefits of automated call handling and single contact point messaging. The IntelliGate 300 starter packages also include two licenses of the Aastra Mobile Client so new dealers can provide their customers with the benefits of fixed mobile convergence, such as a single contact.

Alan Reeve, Managing Director of Aastra Telecom (UK) has put in place an aggressive channel development strategy aimed at making it easier for prospective dealers to partner with Aastra. This includes a range of incentives as well as simplifying partner requirements and increasing levels of account management and support. Commenting on the launch of the starter packages Alan Reeve said, “I’m determined to break down the barriers for the channel to do business with Aastra. The incentive packages we’ve just introduced are a clear example of this making our solutions simpler and more competitive to adopt. We anticipate a strong response from the channel.”