April 9, 2007
Upcoming Meeting Notice

Click below to get registered for the Annual European IATD/NATD Meeting June 22-23 in Dublin, Ireland. Members and non-members are invited!  Find out more about our association, our membership and the many business opportunities available to you.   You will enjoy two days of educational sessions and networking opportunities with Telecom Dealers from the US and Europe.  (Click here for more information.)

Meet the new members


Meet the new members

Alexander Netcom
Alexander Netcom has been serving Florida for 7 years with over 16 years experience in the industry. We specialize in Equipment sales, Product support (CS and Technical), VOIP Trunking and Hosted Telephony Solutions. We are one of the few vendors who can actually provide service and support for the products we sell. Nortel Networks is our preferred product but we have the availability to service Avaya as well as NEC. We strive to keep you connected.
Jonathan Hilditch
727-895-2585 x347
[email protected]

WalkerCom, Inc.
Richard Gonzalez began WalkerCom, Inc. in 1987 and is President and Owner. WalkerCom, Inc. provides solutions for the business needs of companies both big and small in the areas of communication services, equipment and software.  We are a one-stop shop for telecommunications utilizing our partner relationships.  As an Avaya Partner our products and services are Voice/Data provider that gives hands-on support for all business needs from Definity to Partner, Call Center to VoiceMail and Wireless to Voice Over IP.  Our unique philosophy is “Service First – Customer for Life.”
Visit www.walkercom.com.

Universal Air Filter Company
Universal Air Filter Company (UAF) is a small, privately held company specializing in air filtration products for the telecom and datacom industry.  While we support many different industry markets, current management has focused on the telecommunications industry for about the last 30 years.

UAF has the unique benefit of working with most major telecom manufacturers.  We have OEM approved parts for Avaya, Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Adtran and most other telecom OEMs.

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NATD/IATD exhibits at CeBIT
For the first time, the IATD division of the NATD exhibited at the CeBIT conference in Hannover, Germany March 15-21. Fredrik Thornberg, Nortech Holding AB; Fraser Young, MF Communications Ltd.; Hans Cats, Teleswitch Telecommunications; Phil Sawyer, Digital Exchange Products; and Richard Howard, LaFone Telecom Ltd. worked the booth on behalf of the association. Congratulations to the IATD group on a job well done!






RTX offers the full range of OEM accessory products for DECT PABX suppliers

RTX announced the launch of a full range of OEM accessory products for DECT PABX suppliers bringing DECT functionality within the reach of all employees in businesses. With this new product release RTX makes DECT available to small and medium sized organizations via DECT PABX systems partners. The Business DECT Handsets (CT8010S/CT8030S) offer all the essentials plus much more, such as high resolution color display along with user-friendly menu set-up. In addition, the handsets offer the unique possibilities of customization of a number of features. Furthermore, RTX can supply accessories such as memory cards for storing phone numbers and Bluetooth modules which will enable the usage of a Bluetooth headset with the handset. The Business DECT Handset is available in a high-end a mid-end version. The DECT Repeater extends the range of DECT and can be utilized wherever there is a need to increase coverage or improve reception in areas shielded from the PABX base. The Wireless Telephone Line Extension Unit is a phone jack that replaces the phone cable with a wireless radio link to be used for ordinary telephones in an office.
Visit www.rtx.dk.

snom and Patton announce strategic partnership
snom technology AG announced a strategic partnership with Patton Electronics Company. Now Patton's SIPxNANO IP-PBX is completely interoperable with snom's VoIP phones. Together, snom phones with Patton's SIPxNANO IP-PBX and SmartNode VoIP gateways offer a complete Enterprise Telephony system for small and medium businesses. Patton's SIPxNANO IP-PBX delivers Fortune-500 communications for offices with up to 30 extensions. The ultra-miniature appliance offers such high-end features as Web-based configuration for users and administrators, auto-attendant, music on hold, voicemail, 3-digit dialing, hunt groups and more. With support for fully converged networking, users can send and receive voice messages as email attachments. snom phones offer a complete implementation of the IETF's latest recommendations for standards-based authentication and content security (SIP(s)/sRTP). snom recently announced increased security to combine its phones with BorderWare's SIPassure VoIP Security Gateway solution, eliminating the need for PBX SRTP and TLS functionality.
Visit www.snom.com or www.patton.com.
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Education, networking and motivation will abound at 2007 BICSI Spring Conference
The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas will be the setting for the 2007 BICSI Spring Conference, April 15-18. This unique conference will help BICSI members and nonmembers alike gain invaluable information transport systems (ITS) knowledge to make better decisions, earn greater margin on projects and win more business. “The Spring Conference promises to provide you with education and motivation to lead your organization to a new level of success,” said BICSI President John Bakowski, RCDD/NTS/OSP/WD Specialist. “Whether your career is in data centers, security or design, you will be able to choose from different concurrent sessions based on your ITS interest.” BICSI serves more than 24,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians.
Visit www.bicsi.org.
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Mitel delivers direct SIP connection to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging
Mitel announced it has further advanced the completeness and ease of integration between its flagship Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP) and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging with direct Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connection capabilities. Mitel's embedded SIP integration eliminates the need for a separate SIP gateway as a go-between from a 3300 ICP SIP connection to an Exchange Server 2007 resulting in support for multiple forms of Unified Communications including voice, email and fax. Mitel can deliver this capability to existing 3300 ICP customers through a software upgrade that simply delivers the SIP server's (gateway) functionality resulting in reduced complexity, time and cost for our customers. Native support of SIP on the 3300 ICP enables customers to take full advantage of the deployment of open standards and maximize their investment either in a Mitel or a multi-vendor environment that supports an open standards approach.
Visit www.mitel.com.
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Sipera enables secure deployment of WiFi dual-mode phones and IMS/UMA networks
Sipera Systems announced new functionality for the Sipera IPCS 520 including a security policy framework, intrusion detection and prevention functionality and troubleshooting features. This enables comprehensive security for service providers offering revenue enhancing services based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) or Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technologies. With WiFi dual-mode phones, consumers and enterprise employees can use cellular networks when roaming, but also connect to WiFi access points and use VoIP, with the same device. To secure this service, the Sipera IPCS 520 serves as an IDS/IPS security solution at the service provider edge while the enterprise-class Sipera IPCS products are deployed in the enterprise DMZ, allowing secure integration of dual-mode phones with the corporate IP PBX. This complete solution thwarts VoIP exploits that are growing as dual mode phones and other VoIP services become more prevalent.
Visit www.sipera.com.
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BMI forecasts ringtone market down 8% in 2007
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) released its annual projection for U.S. ringtone sales and for the first time released a U.S. ringback tone market projection for 2007. BMI estimates that the 2007 music ringtone market will dip to $550 million (U.S.) in retail sales, down $50 million (U.S.) from calendar year 2006. BMI pegged the market at $600 million (U.S.) in calendar year 2006; $500 million (U.S.) in 2005; $245 million (U.S.) in 2004 and $68 million (U.S.) in 2003, respectively. BMI projects that ringbacks will generate approximately $65 million (U.S.) in retail content revenues in 2007.  This is BMI’s first market estimate of the long-awaited rollout of the ringback tone market. A ringback tone is a musical work that is performed to the caller when they place a call to a participating mobile subscriber. BMI’s estimates are based on more than 520 million individual, detailed ringtone transactions analyzed by the organization over the past 12 consecutive quarters. BMI tracks census sales data on more than 325 outlets for the sale of mobile entertainment in the U.S.

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Nortel and Microsoft to deliver carrier-hosted unified communications
Nortel and Microsoft Corp. are expanding their efforts to drive the widespread adoption of unified communications among businesses around the world. Building on their existing Innovative Communications Alliance (ICA), the companies plan to offer solutions that will enable service providers to deliver comprehensive unified communications services to small and medium business (SMBs) and enterprises. Nortel and Microsoft’s alliance will allow carriers to host unified business communication and collaboration services for their business customers, including e-mail, instant messaging, VoIP, click-to-call, video conferencing and other multimedia services. This will enable carriers to derive greater value from their existing network investments and resources, while allowing SMBs and enterprises to benefit from unified communications without bearing the burden of purchasing, installing and managing additional network infrastructure.
Visit www.nortel.com.
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Samsung, STMicroelectronics and Metalink unveil wireless high-definition
IPTV set-top box Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., STMicroelectronics and Metalink Ltd. announced their collaboration to launch a revolutionary set-top box which supports high-definition (HD) TV quality based on 802.11n wireless IPTV standard. Samsung's SMT-H6155 is specifically designed for the delivery of HD IPTV over wireless LAN. It is equipped with an STi7109 chipset providing the HD video decoding technology from STMicroelectronics, and Metalink's 802.11n WLANPlus chipset enabling the wireless delivery of multiple HD video streams throughout the home.
Visit www.samsung.com, www.st.com or www.metalinkbb.com.

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911 Enable joins Level 3 Technology Alliance Program
911 Enable announced that it has joined the Level 3 Technology Alliance Program (TAP). The business partnership will result in a pre-certified 911 service that will enable Level 3 customers to incorporate 911 Enable's award-winning solutions in a quick and effective manner. The strength of the TAP is in bringing together quality services in a dynamic environment that creates synergy between participants.  Level 3 customers can draw on a valuable resource through the TAP, reducing time to market and simplifying business practices. 911 Enable, a division of ConneXon Telecom, is a nationally recognized 911 service provider that offers award winning solutions for businesses, large enterprises, and service providers.
Visit www.911Enable.com.

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INNUA’s Global Connect 2007

June 10-13
Tampa Convention Center
Click here for information and to register online.



Looking to make your sales representatives more effective and profitable? The JS Group’s Sales$marts Drive Time Audio CD covers a 12-step selling process that has helped sales reps obtain their maximum potential. Twelve 20-minute sessions is all it takes to have the keys to selling success. Ideal for sales represent-atives or sales managers.
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Tenors offer intelligent VoIP access switching solutions for SMEs, branch offices and service providers offering VoIP to customer premises. Tenors support easy, transparent deployment in existing networks, scalability and offer lower TCO.
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Ship with CTS - Now a member of World Cargo Alliance Computer Transportation Services, Ltd. is now a member of World Cargo Alliance, Inc. WCA is the world’s largest network of independent air and ocean forwarders in the world and was established in 1998 with no freight forwarders in ownership, thus preserving group neutrality and ensuring equal benefits for all members. Visit our innovative Ballpark Rates - www.ballparkrates.com, the instant online transportation rating program for blanket-wrap trucking, economy motor freight and time definite air freight services. Call 1-800-831-0030 or email Todd Partridge, [email protected] for more information.


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DecisionOne - www.decisionone.com

DecisionOne announces NATD partner program
Grow your revenue by expanding your technical support service offering with DecisionOne as the single point of contact for all your customers' technology challenges. For more information, email [email protected] or call 1-800-767-2876, ext. 6641 today.


Veramark - www.veramark.com

eCAS Solutions for SMB
Veramark announces the release of six new call accounting bundles that address the specific needs of Small Mid-sized Businesses (“SMB”).  With all the traditional feature-rich functionality of eCAS® – at a very affordable price – the new eCAS SMB bundles are perfectly suited to even the smallest of businesses. Veramark is committed to supporting the changing requirements of this burgeoning marketplace, with solutions that are easy to use, cost effective to own, easy to access, flexible and complete “all in one” bundles. For more information, please call 585-383-6806.
Contact: Linda Cordovano
Phone: 585-383-6813
Fax: 585-383-6800
[email protected]


Tale of a Nortel M-Series Housing:
The problem solvers at
Refurb Supplies,
Have developed new housings  
Each just the right size. 
Wait 'til you see them
They're coming your way.
No trimming or clipping is needed. 
M7208 and M7310 now available!
Call for samples!
Contact: Lisa Peterson
Phone: 866-789-5656
Fax: 207-514-7061
[email protected]. www.RefurbSupplies.com


New! Multi-Tech’s CallFinder GSM and CallFinder CDMA cellular gateways route incoming and outgoing fixed line calls through lower cost wireless networks providing a substantial savings in overall telephone costs. Take advantage today and bridge your company phone system to the cellular network with our affordable solution.
Sales Contact: Scott Stroyny
Phone: 888-288-5470 x5402
Fax: 763-785-9874
[email protected]



Are you paying too much for replacement telephone parts?  You are if you're not buying from Panaseas.  We are the manufacturer of most parts we sell.  You can't get any cheaper than going direct to the manufacturer.  Save money and give us a call.  We are here to help.  We sell handsets, cords, plastic parts, and just about everything you need for a telephone. 
Contact:  Brian Kiep
Phone:  888-925-5735
Fax: 281-897-811
[email protected]


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