Westcoast has announced the imminent launch of a VAR unified communications (UC) offering tying together some of its key comms and networking vendor partners.
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The Lync-centric platform, to be unveiled to the channel in early October, will bring together software technology from Microsoft, infrastructure from HP Networking, Lync endpoints from Aastra Telecom and gateways and survivable branch appliances from Audiocodes.
The distributor said it was reacting to the general mood of austerity in the industry that has seen customers look to reduce costs and get the most out of their kit investment.
Westcoast commercial manager Paul Harman said that UC and convergence was now a key focus area for the firm.
"With our installation services and the newly-built Westcoast Solution Lab ... we believe we have all the elements in place to deliver a complete UC convergence platform which scales and tailors to any business requirements," he said.