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Internet Telephony: January 24, 2011 eNewsLetter
January 24, 2011

VoIP Special: Aptela to Offer Cisco IP Phones for $89.99

By Charles West, TMCnet Web Editor

Aptela, a provider of Internet-based communications technology as well as VoIP services, has announced its plan to offer its Cisco (News - Alert) SPA 303 3-Line IP Phones for only $89.99/phone when you buy three or more with a new account setup. To take advantage of this special pricing, simply sign up for the new Aptela service and buy three or more Cisco SPA 303 phones.

In related news, Logicalis (News - Alert), a provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, announced that it has completed the necessary requirements to acquire Direct Visual, a U.K. based supplier of telepresence and video communications.

Direct Visual is a Tandberg Platinum partner and with its acquisition, Logicalis has acquired a highly skilled center of excellence for the newly combined Cisco/Tandberg solutions set --from desktop video, integration of video and unified communications and collaboration, room systems, and Cisco and Tandberg Telepresence (News - Alert) solutions, said the company in a press release.

Direct Visual is supposed to have pioneered the innovation of video solutions usage in both the public and private sectors.

Officials with Logicalis maintained that video has been an essential market for the company and they expect video to become an even more important part of Logicalis’ Unified Communications (News - Alert) and Collaboration (iUCC) solutions and services portfolio. By buying Direct Visual, Logicalis has obtained the ability to cater to demands of organizations who wish to seamlessly integrate video into a user's communications experience.

Direct Visual is stated to have high technical expertise with a strong management team and supplier relationships. That combined with Logicalis' extensive customer base and existing managed services offerings provides a favorable platform for Logicalis to further develop its range of managed video service offerings.

To find out more about Aptela, visit the company at ITEXPO East 2011. To be held Feb. 2-4 in Miami, ITEXPO is the world’s premier IP communications event. Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya, chief technology officer of Aptela, is speaking during “Taking VoIP Mobile” and “What Can Presence Do For You?” Don’t wait. Register now.

Charles West is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Prior to joining TMC (News - Alert) Charles worked with many gadget oriented sites that included running his own blog ( and Smartphone column for To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Charles West


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