Ferrari electronic’s OfficeMaster Gate media gateway and OfficeMaster Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) platforms part of Novus’ full suite of appliances, IP phones and accessories fully compatible and integrated with Microsoft Lync
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 20, 2012) – Novus, a boutique telecommunications and IP distributor serving value-added resellers throughout North America, announced today the expansion of its portfolio of infrastructure for Microsoft Lync through a distribution partnership with Ferrari electronic AG, a leading German-based telecom infrastructure and solutions provider. Novus will serve as the official North American distributor of Ferrari’s media gateway and SBA solutions for Microsoft Lync – OfficeMaster Gate and OfficeMaster Survivable Branch Appliance.
“Microsoft Lync represents a significant market opportunity for resellers in the channel as more and more enterprise and small businesses recognize the productivity enhancing benefits of Microsoft Lync to their top and bottom lines,” said Chris Meehan, Novus managing partner. “Novus is committed to offering a complete portfolio of Lync compatible phones, appliances and accessories and now our resellers are able to take advantage of Ferrari electronic’s media gateway and survivable branch appliance platforms from a single source when deploying Microsoft Lync to its enterprise or small business customers.”
Ferrari electronics OfficeMaster Gate media gateway and OfficeMaster SBA are available in flexible configurations, as either appliances or PCI boards that can be installed in servers from HP, Dell and other leading manufacturers. “Resellers will find the licensing options particularly appealing, since they can optionally configure gateway and survivable branch appliance functionality on a single card to reduce power consumption, minimize rack space and save money,” said Meehan. “All enhancements are firmware upgrades, making these products easy to deploy and maintain for resellers trying to implement Lync solutions to branch offices or outlying facilities.”
The following Ferrari electronic products are immediately available to resellers throughout North America from Novus:
OfficeMaster Gate is a Microsoft-certified media gateway that interconnects traditional telephony and Office Communications Server 2007 R1/R2 as well as Exchange Server 2007/2010 and Lync Server 2010. OfficeMaster Gate, in combination with OfficeMaster software, supports fax, SMS and voicemail, and received fax documents are forwarded directly to the user’s mailbox. Fax reception provides maximum compatibility with fax senders, since no T.38 protocol conversion is used.
OfficeMaster Survivable Branch Appliance supports Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and ensures that phones keep operating in branch offices even if the WAN fails. It is a Microsoft-qualified SBA for Lync Server 2010. With Lync Server 2010, Microsoft for the first time supports telephony even if the IP connection to the data center should fail. For these scenarios, Microsoft has defined a product called the “Survivable Branch Appliance.” The OfficeMaster SBA is based on a high-quality HP server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft SBA components. The necessary software components are pre-installed and can be activated by the local administrator with a simple web-based configuration interface.
Comprehensive Free Training for Resellers
For resellers who sign up to carry the Ferrari electronic products, Novus will conduct private training webinars featuring product managers from Ferrari electronic. “Resellers should feel comfortable with these Lync solutions from Ferrari electronic because the company has a long history of working closely with Microsoft in Europe on faxing and communications technology. For the first time, resellers in North America can offer these proven products to distinguish their Microsoft Lync solutions in the market,” said Meehan.
Novus ‘Lync in Box’ Bundle Promotion with Ferrari electronic Now Available
With Novus’ introduction of Ferrari electronic to its portfolio of Microsoft Lync compatible hardware and software distribution partners, the company is now offering a new Novus ‘Lync in a Box’ Bundle promotion for VARs through the end of the year, designed to allow the channel community to earn savings when deploying Ferrari electronic solutions with Lync compatible IP business phones from snom technology or Aastra phones.
Novus ‘Lync in a Box’ Bundle Offers:
- Ferrari electronic with snom Offer – Resellers purchasing one Ferrari electronic OfficeMaster Gate with any combination of 50 snom UC desktop phones receive five FREE additional snom UC phones
- Ferrari electronic with Aastra Offer – Resellers purchasing one Ferrari electronic OfficeMaster Gate with any combination of 50 Aastra Microsoft Lync telephones earn a $200 credit toward a future purchase.
For more information and the terms and conditions of the Novus ‘Lync in a Box’ Bundle promotion, contact Novus at (866) 331-1112 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.