Telappliant Scoops Aastra UK Award

Telappliant has been named ‘SIP Handset Distributor of the Year’ for the third year running by communications company, Aastra Telecom. Telappliant achieved good sales over the last twelve months, largely due to Aastra’s 67xi SIP telephones (formally known as the 5xi series) and the increasing demand for Internet Protocol (IP)-based telephony.

Tan Aksoy, Telappliant CEO, added: “We strongly believe in open standard solutions and Aastra is one of the very few companies that were early adopters of the SIP standard. Handsets from Aastra’s 67xi series exemplify this continued commitment to interoperability as they have been designed to integrate with leading VoIP call server platforms. We now see the SIP standard more widely adopted and offering new innovative solutions, including fixed mobile convergence.”

Anne Warren, Sales Manager for Aastra, said: “We are very pleased to recognise Telappliant as our top UK SIP Handset Distributor 2008. The company’s commitment, support and enthusiasm have really made a difference in the past twelve months. The team’s high level of expertise wins customers’ trust and helps them to find the best products and solutions for their needs. We look forward to working with them for continued growth in 2009.”

“Aastra’s SIP phones are market leading products, combining a great set of features with a competitive price. Our customers like their sleek design and the embedded XML browser just adds to their attraction,” said Sunny Singh, Head of Channel Sales at Telappliant.

As well as distributing Aastra’s SIP handsets, Telappliant also offers Aastra SIP DECT solutions, which offer superior levels of interference-free performance, security and reliability in a cordless SIP telephone system. Aastra’s DECT technology virtually eliminates issues of dropped calls, interference, security and range by employing IP DECT access points that seamlessly “handoff” calls and enable roaming.

Aastra’s portfolio of standards-based VoIP handsets has been designed to tightly integrate with today’s most popular IP platforms. In addition to supporting a wide variety of IP PBX and Softswitch solutions based on the latest SIP standards, Aastra’s family of IP products has been specifically tested and/or certified compatible with the platforms such as Asterisk Digium, BroadSoft and Nortel Networks.