Voipro and FirmTel have joined in a strategic cooperation agreement to introduce a fixed and mobile solution. This offers SMEs an integrated communications solution making a mobile device fully part of the exchange.
Voipro has been developing hosted voice and other cloud communications solutions for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) since 2005. The goal of this collaboration is to provide both flexibility and security within SMEs when accessing company data. Basically, users have the flexibility of using their mobile devices while at the same time having the security of fixed telephony.
According to a Gartner, mobile devices will play an increasingly important role in business. Gartner expects that by 2014 about 90 percent of all company’s business applications will be on personal mobile devices. This is where Voipro and FirmTel believe that a good consistent integration between fixed and mobile devices is crucial.
Cees Quirijns is the CEO and co-founder of FirmTel. He says that functionally that has always been seen on the fixed telecommunications side either doesn’t exist or is very rare on the mobile side. With Voipro they have changed all PBX functionality by adding mobile terminals. This makes fixed devices unessential, however, access to the company is still guaranteed.
Integration with IT applications
Rob Kurver, CEO and co-founder of Voipro said, “Where Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) is only fixed and mobile telephony ties together, we are convinced that topped multiple integration paths must be supported. This can include links to Microsoft Lync and WebRTC. It is precisely this integration with IT applications where we work with our partners to make a difference for organizations.”
“The collaboration with Firmtel means that your mobile device is a valuable part of your business, Voipro is central. Now you have your fixed phone in your pocket. The speed and ease with which the technical cooperation is implemented, let’s you see the power of open standards, open APIs and how the cloud accelerates innovation,” said Henk Hesselink, Voipro co-founder, CTO and chief architect.
Portland Europe has been appointed as distributor. Kim van Brugge, CEO of Portland: “We are are pleased to offer the solutions FirmTel and Voipro on the market, because it is the best of both worlds. We also offer IT service providers a wide portfolio of cloud and ICT management services.”