Funkwerk Signs up Vcomm in Distribution Deal

Specialist IP Telephony distributor VCOMM has signed a distribution agreement with voice and data appliance vendor Funkwerk Enterprise Communications (FEC).

Newbury-based VCOMM, a supplier of VoIP products and services to the UK channel, will distribute Funkwerk’s bintec, elmeg and artem brands, which address xDSL routing, IP handsets and PBXs with VoIP support, plus wireless access point solutions. These products deliver complete voice and data integration solutions and seamlessly support SIP based IP telephony end points and services.

Scott Dobson, Managing Director of VCOMM, said, “We have extensively tested the Funkwerk product range over the last few months and are very excited about this new strategic relationship. The company is strongly committed to promoting its portfolio in the UK and our focused approach to partner recruitment will complement its channels to market moving forward.”

Dobson adds: “The bintec range of router products have impressed us immensely due to their ability to secure, prioritise and understand VoIP traffic at the edge of the network. We have tried to work with many third party routers in the past with mixed results; when we tested the bintec products in house and in the field, they just worked, which is what we’ve been looking for and just what the channel wants.”

“Funkwerk offers the widest range of solutions aimed at SMEs for voice and data convergence over both fixed and wireless links,” says Guy Goodman, director of International Sales at Funkwerk. “We are committed to building a strong presence in
the UK through strong channel partnerships and VCOMM is ideally placed to take our products to the growing SME market though its experienced reseller base.”

Funkwerk has developed a range of VoIP solutions that support POTS, digital and xDSL in parallel and are deigned to simply integrate into the existing infrastructure to support all services from telephony, fax and alarm transmission to Internet access, data networking, WLANs and remote connections.

Funkwerk is also able to extend voice and date convergence through its artem wireless LAN and bintec IP-routing and VPN products. For example, an artem wireless access point can be used to support wireless SIP phones, while a bintec VPN gateway will provide secure voice and data communications for remote offices and teleworkers.