Network vendor Inter-Tel Europe is offering its resellers third-party support from ANS to save time and money when integrating voice and data networks.
"Our service is for any reseller that wants to push into voice and data convergence but does not have the skills to do so," said Richard Eglon, marketing manager at ANS.
ANS is a vendor independent third-party support company which has been working with voice and data integration for 10 years.
This agreement will see it support Inter-Tel resellers by applying its Health Check service to their customers' networks.
The consultancy already supports hundreds of resellers, and Inter-Tel becomes the latest vendor to use the company for its channel support.
"We are not a distributor but a bolt-on voice and data support service for vendors, distributors and resellers," said Eglon.
"Our engineers will go on site with the reseller's branding and evaluate networks to see if they can take VoIP and see what is required to ensure an easier migration."
Inter-Tel currently has about 100 UK resellers and said that the appointment of ANS will save its resellers, customers and itself time and money by identifying whether a network is suitable for voice and data integration.
Kevin Burns, commercial director at Inter-Tel Europe, said in a statement: "By working with IP specialist ANS on the Health Check service Inter-Tel has addressed a very common problem that end resellers are experiencing.
"All too often a network may appear to be running OK until someone tries to make it carry both voice and data."
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