SUNNYVALE, CA and BASINGSTOKE, UK (August 2, 2006) - Actiontec Electronics today announced a new distributor agreement for its VoSKY™ family of Skype-certified products with Azlan, the Enterprise business unit of Tech Data Europe, serving resellers throughout the UK and Ireland. The agreement covers VoSKY Exchange, the first solution that enables businesses to take advantage of Skype's Internet phone service, as well as three other VoSKY products for making Skype calls from home phones, mobile phones, and hands-free speakerphones.
Effective immediately, the complete range of VoSKY products will be available to resellers and retailers though Azlan. The products include 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; VoSKY Call Center, a peripheral that extends Skype calls to any mobile phone; and VoSKY Exchange, a PBX add-on that enables every phone extension in the office to make and receive Skype or regular phone calls.
"Internet phone calls are becoming more mainstream and Skype users all over the world are replacing their headsets with VoSKY products and integrating VoIP technology into their everyday lives as well as business environments that previously could not use Skype at all," said Gunjan Bhow, Actiontec's Vice President of Marketing. "Our agreement with such leading distributors like Azlan further strengthens our sales presence in Europe, and demonstrates value and the market demand for our VoSKY product line."
"There are now more than 100 million Skype users around the world and Skype's growing significance, especially in the SMB market, makes this a very exciting opportunity," said Lee Perkins, Director of Azlan UK. "VoSKY products help to bring Skype to the user's familiar phone interfaces and environments. Whether they are at home, in the office, or on a mobile phone, VoSKY solutions make this integration very easy and seamless."
For more information about the VoSKY product line, visit www.vosky.com.
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 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.
Azlan, the Enterprise Division of Tech Data Corporation, is the leading value-added distributor of networking, servers, storage and enterprise software and services in Europe and the Middle East. In addition to enabling fast and cost-effective distribution for market leaders such as Cisco Systems, HP, Nortel, Oracle and IBM, Azlan provides a variety of value-creating services, which include channel development, project sales support, VAR marketing campaigns and finance programs. The new Azlan combines the successful business entities of TD Midrange and Azlan, which Tech Data acquired in 2003.
About Tech Data
Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 90,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company's business model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users ranging from small-to-midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Ranked 107th on the FORTUNE 500®, Tech Data generated $20.5 billion in sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2006. For more information, visit www.techdata.com.
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