Under the agreement, MTM will offer Sagem-Interstar (News
) XMediusFAX IP fax
solutions to its customers that want to boost efficiencies in unified communications, enterprise resource planning and enterprise content management. Sagem-Interstar and MTM both specialize in UC and IP telephony solutions that unify voice, video, e-mail, voicemail and business processes and applications, company officials said.
With the growing movement for companies to deploy TDM-to-IP migration technologies, MTM will help customers with the transition by offering secure and reliable technologies such as Sagem-Interstar's XMediusFAX Fax over IP software. In addition, XMediusFAX can be deployed with multifunction peripherals and other network-based document management, ERP or ECM systems to boost network efficiencies, company officials said.
"Collaborating with MTM was a natural, logical step for Sagem-Interstar,” Jean Champagne (News
), general manager, Sagem-Interstar, said in a statement. “MTM and Sagem-Interstar blend together well because of our long-standing experience and expertise in the Cisco (News
) UC and IP telephony space in terms of delivering secure, scalable and survivable IP solutions. We share common visions for leveraging new technologies in virtualization, UC and managed services for enterprises of all shapes and sizes."
And despite the tough economic conditions, a recent report by Davidson Consulting revealed that that the fax server industry is healthy. According to the “Computer-Based Fax Markets, 2008-2013" report, fax over IP servers is predicted to grow
to $450 million in 2013.
Steve Stringer, president and CEO, MTM Technologies, said the company partnered with Sagem-Interstar, in part, because the firm recognizes XMediusFAX's tight integrations with Cisco's converged IP networking and UC components.
“MTM appreciates how diligently Sagem-Interstar has worked to maintain its IP fax leadership position, as well as its close ties and top certifications with Cisco over the past seven years,” Stringer said in a statement. “Furthermore, Sagem-Interstar's recent integrations on the Cisco ISR/AXP platforms offer exciting new options to cost-efficiently address MTM's evolving customer requirements for improving network efficiency and assuring business growth."
In other news, MTM recently received the Cisco Master UC Specialization distinction. It is the 22nd U.S.-based company to receive the title, officials said.
Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering unified communications, telepresence, IP communications industry trends and mobile technologies. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney