ScanSource Communications Europe Signs Distribution Agreement with Acme Packet

Distributor ScanSource Communications Europe has signed a distribution agreement with Acme Packet, a leader in session border control solutions, which extends the agreement between the two companies in North America signed earlier this year to Europe.

Acme Packet session border controllers (SBCs) enable the delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications applications across IP networks. Acme Packet SBCs support a wide range of applications, including unified communications, SIP trunking, IP contact centres and hosted IP communications services for SMBs to large enterprises.

As end-to-end IP communications for voice and video become mainstream, enterprises recognise the need to ensure their networks are secure, applications interoperate and users experience reliable, high-quality services. Acme Packet solutions enable ScanSource reseller partners to deliver secure, cost-effective, compliant IP communications solutions to their end-user customers, along with hardware from the distributor’s best-of-breed vendors, while benefitting from great product availability and a wide range of value-added services to support their business.

“Acme Packet’s SBCs are ideal for ScanSource resellers because they enhance the handling of real-time communications applications and complement the standard firewalls and other networking equipment used for non real-time data applications,” said Gregory Genart, Merchandising Director, ScanSource Communications Europe. “The support for interoperability between protocols greatly simplifies network deployment and operation in multivendor environments making Acme Packet SBCs a valuable addition to a reseller’s solution.”

“ScanSource is an ideal distribution partner for Acme Packet in Europe because of its strong presence and expertise in the IP telephony and unified communications markets,” said Mark Vella, Vice President of Global Business Development at Acme Packet. “The partnership connects Acme Packet with a network of leading resellers, expanding our reach to enterprise and service provider customers who require SBCs to ensure secure, interoperable, and reliable real-time IP communications.”