SUNNYVALE, CA (August 16, 2006) - Actiontec Electronics today announced a new distribution agreement with ASI Corp. for its VoSKY™ family of Skype-certified products. ASI is positioned to provide extensive distribution and integration support for Actiontec's products in North America. The partnership covers the VoSKY Exchange, the first solution enabling businesses to take advantage of Skype's Internet phone service, as well as three VoSKY consumer products for making Skype calls from home phones, mobile phones, and hands-free speakerphones.
ASI will increase Actiontec's product availability and presence by providing vast pre- and post- sales support, service, technical support, system production and warehousing for Actiontec's products. Effective immediately, the complete range of VoSKY products will be available to resellers and integrators though ASI. The products include VoSKY Exchange, a PBX add-on that enables every phone extension in the office to make and receive Skype or regular phone calls; VoSKY Chatterbox, a plug-and-play USB speakerphone enabling users to make headset-free Skype calls through their PCs; VoSKY Internet Phone Wizard, a small hardware accessory that allows users to make and receive Skype calls on any traditional handset; and VoSKY Call Center, a peripheral that extends Skype calls to any mobile phone.
Special focus will be placed on the VoSKY Exchange, as it will allow businesses to yield major savings on both domestic long-distance and international calls. As the first and only Skype Certified product for business, the VoSKY Exchange plugs into the PBX's analog trunk ports. Outbound Skype or SkypeOut calls are placed by dialing a one-digit access code that is configured when VoSKY Exchange is installed. Inbound calls from other Skype users are routed to any of the Skype company lines and then transferred to the user's extension in the same manner as regular calls.
"Adding ASI's resources and capabilities to our sales efforts is a tremendous asset for us. The strategic nature of the relationship coupled with ASI's technical and integration support will further increase Actiontec's reach for our VoSKY products in North America," said Michael Ehlenberger, Actiontec's Vice President of Channel Sales.
"We are excited about our partnership with Actiontec Electronics. Actiontec's VoSKY solutions are well suited for the office, home and mobile user, and we are proud to add these solutions to our product offering." said Henry Chen, ASI's Vice President of Business Development. "Our agreement to distribute the VoSKY products is a very exciting opportunity for ASI. It is particularly interesting as Skype increases its importance, especially in the SMB market."
For more information about the VoSKY product line, visit www.vosky.com.
About ASI Corp.
ASI Corp. is a leading wholesale component and peripheral products distributor founded in 1987 to service the integration needs of value added resellers in North America and Asia. The company's 14 North American offices focus on the immediate delivery of over 80 vendor lines to approximately 26,000 VARS. The company is a leading distributor for the following vendors: AMD, ASUS, ATI, Creative Labs, ECS, Intel, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Seagate, Sony, Samsung, ViewSonic and Western Digital. For more information about ASI's products and services, call 800-200-0274 or visit: http://www.asipartner.com/home.asp.
About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Actiontec Electronics develops products and services enabling consumers to leverage broadband Internet connectivity to simplify and enrich their lives. Covering the full spectrum of solutions for the digital life, Actiontec's products include broadband modems, home gateways, wireless networking devices, routers, VoIP adapters, and digital entertainment devices, sold through VAR, retail channels and broadband service providers; and the VoSKY family of Skype-certified products that allow consumers to make Internet calls anywhere and anytime, sold through online and retail channels. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.