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AltiGen in Pact with KPN to Launch iFusion SmartStations in the Netherlands

July 07, 2011

AltiGen Communications, a provider of unified communications solutions for enterprises and service providers, announced the launch of iFusion SmartStation for iPhone in the Netherlands this month through KPN, a leading Dutch communications provider.

Netherlands is a strategic market for the iFusion SmartStation, says Niel Levonius, AltiGen's senior director of Corporate Strategy. “KPN's position within the Dutch marketplace as the leading fixed line and mobile server provider provides an invaluable distribution channel for AltiGen.”

The iFusion is designed for mobile professionals. It extends a traditional telephone handset and hands-free speakerphone to the iPhone, so the device can be used as the single business communications device.

The ergonomic design of the phone features an integrated dock for syncing and charging. It also has a wideband full duplex speakerphone. With these features, the iFusion eliminates the need for expensive redundant desktop phones.

KPN provides telecommunications and ICT services in The Netherlands, which include wireline and wireless telephony, Internet and TV to consumers, end-to-end telecommunications and ICT services to business customers.

KPN will also distribute iFusion through its subsidiary Getronics, which operates a global ICT services company in the Benelux, offering end-to-end solutions in infrastructure and network-related IT.

“We are very pleased that KPN is now distributing the iFusion SmartStations through both their KPN and Getronics business units,” said Jeroen André de la Porte, commercial director at AltiGen Benelux. “This validates our view that the iFusion represents the next generation of unified mobile convergence devices.”

“KPN’s decision to become the first European service provider to begin distributing the iFusion SmartStations, will also serve as the beachhead for AltiGen to roll out this exciting new product in all key European markets,” Porte added.

Recently Altigen Communications announced its plans to expand into Russia with the addition of TI Systems to its global partner network. TI’s overall IT expertise and knowledge of Lync Server make them Altigen’s ideal partner in Russia, company officials said.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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