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eZuce's OpenUC Software to Drive Karel's Advanced Unified Communication Solutions


December 09, 2010

Under an OEM agreement with Karel Electronics, eZuce’s will license its openUC software so as to help Karel build an integrated unified communications solution for worldwide enterprise markets. As per the agreement terms, Karel will own exclusive rights to license eZuce’s openUC software to drive its upcoming unified communications (UC) solution and will have exclusive reseller rights to launch openUC in the Turkish market.

Karel’s UC solution will be marketed under their own brand name such as branded PBXs, phones, servers, and media gateways.

Launched by SIPfoundary, eZuce is the first provider of open source based unified communications that delivers a fully functional and interoperable enterprise communications solution. In order to provide enhanced user experience, the unique solution with its integrated voice, video, instant messaging, presence, conferencing, collaboration, unified messaging, and mobility capabilities is implemented in native SIP.

In a press release, Osman Duman, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Karel, said, “Our collaboration with eZuce will enable Karel to offer our existing clients a smooth path for crossing the chasm to unified communications while protecting their investment in legacy PBXs. They will be able to move forward on their own schedule and with no service interruption to their customers. Unified Communications will in turn help our clients blend and integrate communications to their business and customer relationship management processes, resulting in higher customer satisfaction and business volume.”

In a press release, Martin Steinmann, CEO and co-founder of eZuce, said, “eZuce is pleased to work with Karel Electronics as they introduce our open communication solutions portfolio within their marketplaces to expand our presence globally. We value our business partnership as Karel successfully delivers a fully integrated unified communications solution that enterprises can rely upon to move their business forward and deliver an enhanced user experience every time.”

As a leading telecommunications equipment manufacturer, Karel Electronics provides electronics manufacturing services and has achieved the top 15 ranking amongst the manufacturers of PBX systems in the world. Based on the standards established by the SIPfoundry community, eZuce delivers the first software only solution that enables Unified Communications-as-a-Service as the platform for next-generation, open UC architecture.


Carolyn John is a Contributor to unified communications. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard




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