28th June 2004
VegaStream, the leading supplier of dedicated business VoIP (Voice over IP) Gateways, today announced that MKC Networks, a leading developer of software-based IP PBXs for small and mid-sized businesses, will use VegaStream's business VoIP gateways to deliver Voice over IP solutions to SMEs and wholesale service provider channels in North America and Europe.
MKC Networks focuses on developing products, which are built on open standards, such as SIP, Java and Linux, which interoperate with third-party products. Through this new relationship, VegaStream will supply MKC Networks with Vega 100 Gateways to be deployed with the MKC Networks 7000 Integrated Communications Server, a powerful next generation SIP-PBX, including rich voicemail, auto-attendant, conference and data server. The 7000 ICS can act as a stand-alone solution or it can interoperate with existing PBX or KTS installations, limiting a customer's investment and providing a rapid ROI.
The Vega 100 Gateways support both European and North American ISDN and will enable MKC Networks to effortlessly expand within Europe as well as North America. The Vega 100 Gateway has proven interoperability with a wide range of existing telecommunications and VoIP equipment and is most suitable for scenarios with 50-100 end users. Supporting both SIP and H.323 standards, the Vega 100 Gateway is fully compatible with MKC Networks' existing products, and allows them to offer a complete VoIP solution that can be deployed on both sides of the Atlantic.
"Deploying Vega 100 Gateways allow us to continue providing a flexible complete VoIP solution where customers, resellers and end-users are not tied in to a single-source communications infrastructure." - said David Brown, Vice President and General Manager of MKC Networks. "By first using the Vega 100 at our offices, the gateway proved to integrate well with MKC Networks products therefore it seemed as an obvious choice to go with it as our primary gateway for our European expansion."
In addition to its multiple office sites, MKC Networks will also be using the Vega 100 Gateways to power customer BIAC Broadband 's recently released (u)who service: an IP based communications solution offered to subscribers providing state-of-the-art voice processing, billing, auto attendant and collaboration services for a fraction of the cost of a traditional telephone service.
The MKC Networks portfolio of products is available through a wide reaching network of worldwide resellers. A number of MKC Networks products are OEM'd and branded via private label.
MKC Networks' was established in 2001 and is based out of Ottawa, Canada. The MKC Networks management team consists of proven industry veterans, several of whom had early involvement in two of Canada most successful technology companies MKC Networks is a privately held company under the control of Terry Matthews who is also Chairman of both Mitel Networks and March Networks.
For more information please visit www.mkcnetworks.com