TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2012) - Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both voice and data, has entered into multi-year OEM supply agreements with two new customers, Mutualink, Inc. a market leader specializing in advanced interoperable communications solutions for public safety, emergency management and defense personnel, and Aircell, the undisputed leader in business aviation in-flight connectivity equipment and services.
"These contracts further illustrate Sangoma's success in the growing OEM marketplace that is driven by companies seeking to quickly integrate and deploy best-in-class solutions," said Bill Wignall, Sangoma's chief executive officer and president. "Sangoma has received almost $200,000 in initial orders from Mutualink and Aircell this year, and we're looking forward to doing more business with both of these key OEM customers. These orders demonstrate that Sangoma's reputation for quality engineering and exceedingly reliable products, and potential applications for its market-leading technologies, is expanding well beyond traditional telephony markets. Mutualink's platform for interconnecting public safety, emergency management and defense agencies for critical incident response, and Aircell's Satellite Interface Unit enabling in-flight IP connectivity for the business aviation industry, are some of the most demanding in existence. Over the past two years, Sangoma has focused resources on growing the company and developing new customer segments such as OEM clients and carriers, and I'm pleased to see our investment paying off with demanding new customers who are satisfied with Sangoma solutions and service."
According to Doug Vilim, Sangoma's vice president of worldwide sales, and the executive tasked with building new business segments, Sangoma's reputation for delivering well-engineered and high-quality solutions and for supporting OEM partners is driving the growth of this customer segment. "Our OEM partners expect the best product quality available, often require some level of customization, and value a partner who knows how to work with OEM customers. Both Mutualink and Aircell have high expectations, and I'm pleased that our OEM program is able to meet their needs."
"Based on the company's reputation for quality engineering and delivering consistently highly reliable solutions, we selected Sangoma as our OEM partner to provide mission-critical functionality in our Telephone Network Interface Controller that is installed at the communications control center of each participating agency on the Mutualink network," said Mark Hatten, chief executive officer for Mutualink. "Sangoma designed and manufactured a custom layout of its product to fit our requirements in an extraordinary timeframe. The flexibility and responsiveness of the Sangoma engineering team, and the company's unwavering commitment to quality, enable us to deliver the highest quality solution that is utilized in situations involving disasters and critical incident responses, as well as daily preparedness activities."
Sangoma's industry-leading solution portfolio enables the interworking of a wide variety of disparate TDM and IP networks, clouds, protocols, services, devices, and applications. Its portfolio includes award-winning voice and data boards, transcoding and gateway software, standalone gateway appliances for SS7 and TDM to SIP, wireless boards, multiplexers, Microsoft Lync gateways, and session border controllers. These products are designed for simple integration with open source and closed source IP PBX applications, contact centers, unified communications systems and service provider networks. For more information about the Sangoma OEM program, the company's portfolio of IP telephony and network integration solutions, or to locate an authorized reseller, visit www.sangoma.com.
About Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sangoma is a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both telecom and datacom applications. Enterprises, SMBs and Carriers in over 150 countries rely on Sangoma's technology as part of their mission critical infrastructures. Through its worldwide network of Distribution Partners, Sangoma delivers the industry's best engineered, highest quality products, some of which carry the industry's first lifetime warranty. The product line includes data and telecom boards for media and signal processing, as well as gateway appliances and software.
Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:STC). Additional information on Sangoma can be found at www.sangoma.com.
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans 6 continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer equipment for three of the industry's most popular network technologies - Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz™, Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography.
A Collier Trophy nominee and the recipient of several dozen awards for innovation, Aircell is widely credited with many of the industry's most influential historical achievements, beginning with the groundbreaking airborne cellular concept that launched the company in 1991. Connect with us at www.aircell.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aircellbizav.
Mutualink, Inc. has developed an interoperable communications platform that enables community-wide multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment. Mutualink's system is currently deployed by hundreds of public and private entities worldwide, including homeland security and defense installations, NATO Special Operations Forces, police and fire departments, transit authorities, hospitals, shopping malls, casinos, and more. Mutualink is a privately-held company headquartered in Wallingford, CT, with R&D facilities in Westford, MA and Mayagüez, PR. See www.mutualink.net.
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