Patton Appoints Gentek as Certified Channel Partner for Canada

The new Patton-Gentek relationship makes Patton products readily accessible throughout Canada with benefits for enterprises, industrial networks and resellers.


“Patton offers a unique set of competencies and capabilities. Award-winning SmartNode™ and CopperLink™ solutions enable our partners to realize their UC implementation requirements.” – Mitchel Freedman, CEO Gentek

GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND: Patton Electronics—US-manufacturer of UC, Cloud, and IoT-enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks—announced today a new channel agreement with Gentek—a Canadian leader in the distribution of broadband, network, and highly-secure VoIP customer premise equipment (CPE).

Patton and Gentek have partnered to address the emerging connectivity and VoIP security challenges of All-IP and IoT networking in the Canadian marketplace by delivering Patton’s suite of cloud, server, and hardware-based solutions

“With the convergence of voice, data, video, and data networking, resellers and enterprise customers are increasingly challenged to find a partner that offers the unique set of competencies and capabilities to convert their UC dreams to realities,” said Sean Gerrity, Patton’s Sales Director for North America.

Patton’s SmartNode™ VoIP and CopperLink™ Ethernet extender product lines are designed to deliver IP Security, legacy telephony integration (analog and ISDN), network demarcation, cloud connectivity, network extension, and IP end-point enablement.

Gentek’s value-added resellers, channels partners and customers in the Canadian market will now have access to Patton’s complete line of Patton’s SmartNode™ VoIP gateways, enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs), and CopperLink™ Ethernet extension solutions throughout the Canadian marketplace.

“We are proud to represent Patton in the Canadian marketplace,” said Jeffery Freedman, Vice President of Marketing at Gentek. “SmartNode VoIP equipment is the ideal customer premise solution for Gentek partners that want to ease their business customers into SIP trunking and IP communications. Patton gateways interoperate seamlessly with every telephony manufacturer in the business. The stability of SmartNode is world-renowned. US-based manufacturing with local sales and tech support were key factors in partnering with Patton.”

Patton’s Trinity™ operating system facilitates IP migration, covering OSI layer 1 transport to layer 5 applications, which is supported by Patton’s Cloud for deployment, control, and license management, “Patton is honored to partner with Gentek. This company boasts a rich 35 year history distributing products to the Canadian IT Industry,” Sean Gerrity said. “Gentek prides itself on its product knowledge and working with “best of breed” product manufacturers.

About Gentek

Gentek is a Canadian leader in the distribution of Broadband, Network, and VoIP products, and Value-Added Services. Our 30+ years distributing product in the IT industry have resulted in a careful selection of the leading brands in each of these categories and along with our extensive sales knowledge, product training, and support we are THE CHOICE for your customer’s requirements. Please visit www.gentek.com to learn more.

About Patton

Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions—complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect “this-with-that,” to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton’s specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIPEthernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India and the USA.

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+1 301 975 1000
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Edgewater Networks Announces Partnership with Gentek to Serve Canadian Market

San Jose, CA–April 19, 2018—Edgewater Networks, the leader in Network Edge Orchestration, announced today its partnership with Gentek, a value-added IT and Telecommunications distributor serving resellers in Canada. Through this partnership, Gentek will expand the reach of Edgewater Networks’ cloud-based EdgeView Service Control Center and the EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges that feature call quality monitoring, security, traffic shaping, and zero-touch provisioning.

“The Canadian market is experiencing rapid growth, which presents challenges to service providers to maintain efficiencies and quality in their deployments. Gentek’s position as a leading distributor in Canada of VoIP solutions and phone systems is a great fit for our Network Edge Orchestration platform that delivers hybrid cloud/edge solutions to monitor, secure, and optimize service quality for voice and data,” said Dave Norman, CEO of Edgewater Networks. “We look forward to working with Gentek and its resellers to deliver a high-quality voice and data experience to their customers.”

Edgewater Networks’ entire Network Edge Orchestration platform is seamlessly interoperable with the IP phones carried by Gentek, including Polycom and Yealink.

“Gentek is excited to be working with Edgewater Networks, a market leader in unified communications,” said Jeffrey Freedman, V.P. of Marketing at Gentek. “Edgewater Networks’ Network Edge Orchestration solutions bring an incredible value to our channel partners.“

About Edgewater Networks

Founded in October 2002, Edgewater Networks is a market leader in enabling IP-based voice, video and data services. Service providers and enterprises of all sizes use Edgewater Networks solutions to simplify customer premise configurations for quick and smooth installations, reduce time to market and deliver rapid return on invested capital.  The company helps customers deliver intelligence at the network edge with its Network Edge Orchestration platform that includes the EdgeView Service Control Center, EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges, and the QuickConnect Interoperability Lab. To learn more, please visit www.edgewaternetworks.com or follow us on Twitter at @ewn_inc.

About Gentek

Gentek is a Canadian leader in the distribution of Broadband, Network and VoIP products, and value-added services. The company’s 35+ years distributing products in the IT industry have resulted in a careful selection of the leading brands in each of these categories. Gentek’s extensive sales knowledge, product training and support make it THE CHOICE for your customers’ requirements. To find out more, please go to www.gentek.com.

 

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Michael Cruz
Senior Corporate Marketing Manager
mcruz@edgewaternetworks.com
(408) 351-7268

Konftel Partners with Gentek in Canada

Konftel (www.konftel.com), a leading manufacturer of collaboration endpoint solutions, and Gentek (www.gentek.com), a value-added IT and Telecommunications Distributor, are excited to announce a new distribution partnership, making Gentek an official distributor of Konftel products.

“We continuously look for new partners with great products that we know our customers will appreciate,” said Jeffrey Freedman, VP Marketing for Gentek.  “We only carry a select line of products from a limited number of vendor partners, which we refer to as “Best of Breed” product manufacturers, and Konftel is definitely one of them. We are extremely impressed with the quality and Scandinavian look as well as the broad range of connectivity in Konftel’s products,” said Freedman.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Gentek into our global family of distributors,” said Peter Renkel, CEO of Konftel.  “We are confident that Gentek, with its high level of customer service and superior expertise, will accelerate our growth in Canada and we are looking forward to a successful and lasting partnership relationship.”

Gentek will be distributing the entire range of Konftel products, including the wireless Konftel 300Wx and the Red Dot design-awarded speakerphone Konftel Ego, along with newly launched video Konftel Collaboration series, which will be available in Q3 2018.

About Konftel

Konftel is a leading company within collaboration endpoint solutions. Since 1988, our mission has been to help people in businesses around the world to have meetings regardless of distance. Based on our success, we know that remote collaboration is a smooth way to save time, money and at the same time contribute to a more sustainable world. Crystal clear audio and a sharp video image are essential for efficient meetings, this is why we only focus on cutting-edge technology in our Collaboration Solutions. Our patented audio technology OmniSound® is built into all Konftel Conference phones and devices. The products are sold globally under the Konftel brand and our headquarter is based in Sweden. Read more about the company and our products at www.konftel.com.

About Gentek

Gentek is a Canadian leader in the distribution of Broadband, Network and VoIP products and value-added services. The company’s 35+ years distributing product in the IT industry has resulted in a careful selection of the leading brands in each of these categories. Gentek’s extensive sales knowledge, product training and support make it THE CHOICE for your customers’ requirements. To find out more, please go to www.gentek.com.

Press Contact:
Stefan Eriksson, Marketing & Communications Manager
Konftel
Tel: +46 70 591 73 44
stefan.eriksson@konftel.com

Gentek Receives 2018 Digium Pinnacle Partner Award

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Gentek Awarded Digium® Pinnacle Partner Award for Outstanding Sales and Service of Switchvox Business Phone Systems and Asterisk Custom Communications.

Annual Awards Recognize Top Digium Partners Worldwide who Deliver Unparalleled VoIP Solutions and Services.

March 6, 2018, [Concord, Ontario] – Gentek, a leading provider of VoIP business phone systems, broadband and network products, and Value-Added Services, today announced it has been awarded a 2018 Digium Pinnacle Partner award in the category of Distribution in Canada. These Pinnacle Partner awards are presented annually to leading Digium partners who have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with Digium and driving customer success for either Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) or Asterisk Custom Communications solutions. Gentek is one of the outstanding organizations selected based on 2017 sales and commitment to customer satisfaction.

“We have seen rapid growth of our Digium business and are honored to receive this award, which recognizes our fast growth status and collaboration with Digium,” said Jeffrey Freedman, V.P. of Marketing at Gentek.  “Our company’s VoIP expertise and UC capabilities combined with Digium’s compelling product portfolio has led to our continued growth. By partnering with Digium, we believe we are able to offer customers the greatest value and advanced features for their office communications.”

“Each year, it’s an honor to recognize so many of our channel partners who have committed to servicing their customers and growing their businesses with Digium solutions,” said Wayne Landt, Director of Worldwide Channel Sales for Digium. “The Pinnacle Awards serve as appreciation for those partner organizations that have helped to expand our worldwide base of customers through the delivery of our affordable, feature-rich Switchvox phone system and custom Asterisk-based communication solutions.”

For more information on how Gentek can help your company improve its business communications, contact us for a free demo or consultation. Learn more about our capabilities at www.gentek.com or call 877-463-8482 or 905-738-9300.

About Gentek

Gentek is a Canadian leader in the distribution of Broadband, Network, and VoIP products, and Value-Added Services.  Our 30+ years distributing product in the IT industry have resulted in a careful selection of the leading brands in each of these categories and along with our extensive sales knowledge, product training, and support, we are THE CHOICE for your customer’s requirements.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.

Aheeva Interops with Yealink and Broadsoft

In their quest to provide exceptional user experiences through contact center software, Aheeva has interoped with Yealink! As one of the largest providers of SIP endpoints, Yealink is an invaluable addition to Aheeva’s team of best-in-class service providers.

Recently, Aheeva further developed this team by achieving interoperability with Broadsoft too, a leader in their industry. These recent developments align with the company’s mission to build a robust contact center solution deployable on whichever platform best suits the customer.

At Gentek, we are extremely proud to represent Aheeva, a brand built around providing unparalled customer service and finding unique ways to solve customer issues. We look forward to how this partnership will further enhance our product and service offerings.

Click here to learn more about Aheeva.

Yeastar and Gentek Announce Canadian Distribution Partnership

XIAMEN, CHINA / TORONTO, CANADA August 3, 2017 – Yeastar (www.yeastar.com), a leading manufacturer of VoIP PBX systems and gateways, and Gentek (www.gentek.com), a value-added IT and Telecommunications Distributor, are excited to announce a new distribution partnership, making Gentek an official distributor of Yeastar products.

Yeastar VoIP PBX & gateway solutions are designed to meet the communication needs of SMEs and provide simpler, more reliable and more cost-effective communication experiences. Easy management, multisite connectivity, ultimate reliability and all-inclusive features combine to make Yeastar products an ideal solution for small and mid-size enterprises.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Gentek. We expect this partnership to rapidly widen our telephone system market in Canada. More customers will have access to our communication solutions that offer quality and security while drastically reducing communication costs,” said Alan Shen, CEO of Yeastar. “We are confident that Gentek, with its high level of customer service and superior expertise, will accelerate our growth in Canada and we are looking forward to a successful and lasting partnership relationship.”

“We are extremely excited about partnering with Yeastar,” said Jeffrey Freedman, Vice President of Marketing for Gentek. “Our partnership with Yeastar is significant as the Yeastar product line offers excellent features and value to our Resellers, VARs and ITSPs across Canada. Gentek has established itself as the premier Distributor for VoIP products and value-added services in Canada, and we strongly believe that Yeastar products substantially enhance our product portfolio.”

This partnership will allow Gentek to distribute the complete range of Yeastar’s innovative and high-performance professional telecommunication products including:

  • All-new S-Series VoIP PBX: An affordable, flexible and profitable system that meets the needs of growing SME’s.
  • VoIP gateways: A complete portfolio of FXS, FXO, GSM/WCDMA and ISDN PRI to VoIP gateways.

About Yeastar

Yeastar specializes in the design and development of innovative telecommunications equipment, including VoIP PBX systems and gateways for the SMB market. Founded in 2006, Yeastar has established itself as a global leader in the telecommunications industry with 1,100 channel partners and over 100,000 customers worldwide. Yeastar products have been consistently recognized in the industry for their high-performance and innovation. For more information about Yeastar or to become a Yeastar partner, please visit www.yeastar.com.

About Gentek

Gentek is a Canadian leader in the distribution of Broadband, Network and VoIP products and value-added services. The company’s 30+ years distributing product in the IT industry has resulted in a careful selection of the leading brands in each of these categories. Alongside this, Gentek’s extensive sales knowledge, product training and support make it THE CHOICE for your customers’ requirements. To find out more, please go to www.gentek.com.

Digium Presents 2017 Pinnacle Awards to its Outstanding Channel Partners

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 22, 2017Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced its annual Pinnacle Partner award winners, recognizing the company’s outstanding channel partners around the world. Award winners were selected based on their annual sales from 2016, and commitment to excellent customer satisfaction.

Our Pinnacle Partner awards are presented annually to Digium’s leading partners who have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with Digium. These outstanding partners consistently put their customers first, while successfully growing revenues with the implementation and delivery of  Digium’s Switchvox Business Communications Solutions, Switchvox Cloud (hosted services), and Asterisk Custom Communications Solutions. Partners are certified to sell Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) on-premise and cloud services, SIP trunking, IP desktop phones, gateways, and telephony cards.

“It is rewarding to celebrate the success of these top partners who have shown such commitment to our joint success. They are some of the most innovative partners in the VoIP market today,” said Steve Harvey, vice president of worldwide sales and service for Digium. “We have attracted some of the best and brightest to bring our products to market around the world. Together, we are delivering Switchvox UC and Asterisk custom solutions for customers who want the best value for their business phone systems.”

Awards were presented to partners in the following categories:

Pinnacle Circle of Excellence

The Pinnacle Circle of Excellence is comprised of Digium’s top 25 value-added reseller (VAR) partners worldwide. They represent those who have generated the highest revenue across all Digium solutions and have achieved the highest levels of qualification and certification in our channel partner program.

The following are the 2017 Pinnacle Award winners:

  • Akuity – Auburn, MA
  • BEMA Information Technologies, LLC – Houston, TX
  • Chromis Technology, LLC – Tempe, AZ
  • Dauphin Datacom – Harrisburg, PA
  • Creative Solutions of SC, LLC – Summerville, SC
  • Dynamic Solutions Group, Inc. – Palm Harbor, FL
  • Emergent Networks, LLC – Edina, MN
  • Ferrum Technology Services – Elgin, IL
  • Freeway Communications – South Pasadena, CA
  • River Networks – Indianapolis, IN
  • KME Systems, Inc. – Lake Forest, CA
  • LeBlanc Communications Group, Inc. – Redding, CT
  • Line 1 Partners, Inc. – Maple Grove, MN
  • Logista – Pinson, AL
  • Max-IS, Inc.- Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Midwest Telecom Consulting, Inc. – Cincinnati, OH
  • Munger Technical Services – Milwaukee, WI
  • Network Services & Support, Inc. – Huntsville, AL
  • Networks, Inc. – Windsor Heights, IA
  • PhoneGuys Voice & Data Systems, Inc. – Huntington Beach, CA
  • Telecommunications Resource Management, Inc. – Raleigh, NC
  • Teledynamic Communications, Inc. – Hayward, CA
  • The Fulcrum Group – Ft. Worth, TX
  • TRACI.net, Inc. – Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Voneto, LLC – King of Prussia, PA

Partner of the Year

The Partner of the Year has achieved the highest revenue, the top certifications and highest level of qualification in our partner program in their respective geographic territory.

The Partner of the Year for each of the regions are:

  • Max-IS, Inc. – United States
  • Alliance Infotech Pvt Ltd- Asia Pacific
  • Avencall SAS- Europe
  • IPGate- Middle East
  • Tango Technology- Australia and New Zealand
  • Clarotech Consulting- Africa
  • Monarque Télécom- Canada

Digium Cloud Services Partner of the Year

The Digium Cloud Services Partner of the Year has achieved the highest monthly recurring revenue selling Switchvox Cloud business phone service and SIP trunking through our cloud agent program. Our Digium Cloud Services Partner of the Year is:

  • Max-IS, Inc.

Direct Marketing Partner of the Year

The Direct Marketing Partner of the Year operates a business model focused heavily on internet marketing and fulfillment. They have achieved the top certifications and highest level of qualification within our partner program. They have achieved the highest annual revenue across all Digium solutions. Our Digium Direct Marketing Partner of the Year is:

Telephony Depot – Norristown, PA

Distributor of the Year

The Distributor of the Year has achieved the highest annual revenue across all Digium solutions in their respective geographic territory. Our Distributors of the Year are:

  • Jenne, Inc. – United States
  • Digital Techniques Asia – Asia Pacific
  • Gentek Marketing, Inc. – Canada

Partner Program Advantages

Digium’s award-winning Partner Program provides opportunities for resellers and agents to sell Digium’s award-winning Switchvox® Unified Communications phone systems, Switchvox Cloud and SIP Trunking Services, and build custom communications solutions with Asterisk, the world’s most popular open source telephony software. Partners also can sell Digium IP phones, hardware and third-party products. The channel and agent programs feature multiple tiers with incentives, benefits, training and promotions designed to help authorized Digium partners have a competitive advantage in today’s growing VoIP and business phone market.

To learn more about Digium’s Partner Program, apply online or to find a partner in your area, visit: www.digium.com/ucpartner.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk SCF, Switchvox, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact

Julie Webb
Digium, Inc.
+1 (256) 428-6203
jwebb@digium.com

Avi Dines
MSLGROUP
+1 (781) 684-0770
digium@mslgroup

Grandstream IPVideoTalk Expands Feature Set in Its Latest Update

Businesses of all sorts use IPVideoTalk—Grandstream’s premier video, audio and web-conferencing service—for its simplicity, flexibility and high quality audio/video. Recently, Grandstream rolled out new features to its already robust roster, allowing users to now store, customize and broadcast their meetings in more ways.

Here’s a few of the enhancements introduced:

  • Cloud recording storage of 1GB for web meetings and 2GB for room systems;
  • Customizable meeting registration pages (i.e. image banners, signup fields, scheduling options and more);
  • Customizable meeting emails, including automatic reminders and other post-meeting blasts (i.e. “thank you” messages or missed attendance notifications);
  • Audio and private/public text response for live Q&A sessions;
  • Live integration with Facebook and YouTube;
  • Dual video-presentation stream and ready-to-pause screen sharing.

To delve deeper into these new features and see them in action, watch the official Grandstream video below!

Bell Brings New Pair-Bonded Speeds to Ontario and Quebec

Bell is releasing enhancements to their GAS Residential FTTN service effective May 8, 2017. As a result, new pair-bonded speeds will be available in Ontario and Quebec.

  • Up to 25 Mbps downstream / up to 1 Mbps upstream
  • Up to 50 Mbps downstream / up to 10 Mbps upstream
  • Up to 100 Mbps downstream / up to 10 Mbps upstream

To support this new service, specific Broadcom chipsets will be required in bonded xDSL modems, which are now available at Gentek.

SMART/RG SR552N

The SR552N uses the Broadcom 63168 chipset, which is required for Bell’s new pair-bonded speeds. The xDSL SR552N includes 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports, high-power (400mW) 802.11n 300Mbps Wi-Fi, and a variety of other features designed around ease of deployment.

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SMART/RG SR555AC

The SR555AC uses the Broadcom 63138 chipset, which is required for Bell’s new pair-bonded speeds. The xDSL SR555AC has similar features to the 552N, plus it also offers dual-band 802.11ac, and SmartRG AccuBeam™ technology along with other advanced features.

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SMART/RG SR655AC

The SR665AC also uses the Broadcom 63138 chipset, making it compatible with Bell’s new pair-bonded speeds. The xDSL SR655AC is a flexible, high-performance VoIP device and includes 2 x FXS ports. Blazing fast Wi-Fi performance and high-availability options make the SR655AC the front-runner for Internet Service Providers.

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Yealink Releases Upgraded T4S IP Phone Series to Enrich Business Collaboration

Xiamen, China – January 09, 2017 – Yealink, the leading global Unified Communication (UC) terminal solution provider, has announced the release of its T4S-series IP phones, the upgraded T4-series line. Yealink’s new T4S-series IP phones are now available for purchase in North America through distributors like Gentek. Global distribution will begin in Q2 of 2017.

The T4S-series includes the entry-level T41S and T42S phones; the gigabit colour phone, T46S; and the gigabit touch-screen phone, T48S. The series maintains the elegant appearance of the Yealink T4 series and further ensures users a lifelike communication experience thanks to Yealink Optima HD voice technologies and Opus, an open and highly versatile audio codec. Moreover, the T4S provides enhanced performance and extended hardware functionalities for business customers.

The upgraded T4S series incorporates the latest components for excellent stability and performance. The phone series delivers a remarkable phone experience with an optimized smartphone-like interface. Integrated cutting-edge features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and rich one-touch soft keys bring additional convenience and increased productivity for customers. The T4S series protects business users’ investments thanks to its effortless deployment and broad interoperability with UC platforms and IP PBX systems.

“The T4S is built on Yealink’s successful and popular T4 series, which reflects our decade-long experience in telephony innovation,” said Stone Lu, Vice President of Yealink. “While maintaining the same price point and market positioning as the T4 series, the new series hosts a range of improvements that validate our promise to partner and business: Enrich collaboration, improve productivity.”

About Yealink

Yealink helps businesses of all sizes make the most of their UC experience and embrace the power of “easy collaboration.” Yealink one-stop UC Terminal Solutions unify voice, video and data and satisfy diverse customer needs and usage scenarios.

The company’s comprehensive product portfolio includes video conferencing systems, conference phones, desk IP phones, wireless DECT phones and accessories. Customers from more than 100 countries enjoy Yealink’s reliable UC terminal solutions through its global sales and service network. For more information, please visit www.yealink.com.

VTech Will Acquire 100% Share Capital of Snom

VTech and Snom announced today that the two companies will soon become one. VTech intends to buy 100% share capital of Snom, financing the transaction through internal resources. This move combines the telephony expertise of both companies, bolstering the VTech brand in the expanding Unified Communications (UC) market.

VTech already leads the industry in cordless phone manufacturing and electronic learning, with Snom offering professional and enterprise-grade VoIP telephones worldwide. The merging of talents will result in substantial hardware and software development advances for future products.

For further information about this agreement, visit the official release on PR Newswire.

Gentek Ranks Number 244 on the 2016 PROFIT 500

PROFIT and Canadian Business unveil 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Concord (September 15, 2016) – Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Gentek No. 244  on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Gentek made the 2016 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 224%.

“Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe.”

“Gentek is extremely proud to be included in the PROFIT 500 ranking and this recognition is the result of the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Gentek,” says CEO Mitchel Freedman.  “We are very excited and honoured by this prestigious ranking and we feel privileged to be named among these great companies.”

“Gentek is a Canadian leader in the distribution of Broadband, Network and VoIP products, and value added services. We have over 30 years of experience distributing products in the IT industry, and we have partnered with the leading brands in each of these categories.  We continue to focus on serving our customers through our extensive sales knowledge, product training and outstanding customer support.”

Find out more about Gentek at www.gentek.com or follow us on Twitter @GentekIT.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 34 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total brand readership of more than 1.1 million, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

About Gentek

Gentek is a Canadian leader in the distribution of Broadband, Network and VoIP products, and value added services, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Gentek distributes UC/VoIP telephony systems, desk & conference VoIP phones, VoIP cameras, headsets, paging devices, ADSL & cable modems, PoE switches, VPN routers and security appliances. Gentek has a 30-year track record of success providing leading products to the SMB/SME markets, unsurpassed technical support and superior service.

For more information, please visit www.gentek.com or follow us on Twitter @GentekIT and Facebook at www.facebook.com/gentekit.

 

Media contact

  • Jeffrey Freedman
  • VP Marketing
  • 905-738-9300, Ext. 240
  • jfreedman@gentek.com