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Aastra Named Champion in New IP Telephony & Unified Communications Analyst Report – Info-Tech Research Group Highlights Aastras Cost-effective, Well-rounded UC Portfolio

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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2013

In its latest Vendor Landscape study into the IP Telephony (IPT) & Unified Communications (UC) Market, Info-Tech Research Group has identified Aastra, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communications market, as Champion in this highly competitive space.


In their evaluation of 12 vendors in the IPT/UC market, independent researchers highlighted Aastras strong dedication to enterprise communications and complete portfolio of IPT/UC solutions. They praised Aastra for its highly flexible deployment options, well-rounded UC suite and strong focus on collaboration.


In order to help IT and business decision makers to select the right solutions for their organizations, Info-Tech Research Group assessed products in terms of features, usability, affordability and architecture, and vendors for viability, strategy, reach and channel strategy and strength. According to the study, the Champion rating relates to vendors who receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry.


Aastra received consistently high scores in terms of product and vendor ratings. Aastra solutions – its MX-ONE ? communications server, BluStar UCC ecosystem and Solidus eCare multimedia contact center solution were recognized as exemplary in terms of usability and architecture. Aastra has the highest Value Score of the Champions featured in this report; this score indexes each vendors product offering and business strength relative to their price point. This is an important indicator for price conscious enterprises.


Aastra offers a complete portfolio of IPT/UC solutions with a strong dedication to enterprise communications, said James McCloskey, senior consulting analyst at Info-Tech Research Group. Aastras comprehensive mobile capabilities enable devices to function in parity with desktop clients.


Tim Whittington, Regional President, North America from Aastra comments, Over the last few years, Aastra has grown to be a major player in business communications, with products such as our MX-ONE now sold in over one hundred countries. Info-Tech Research Groups report provides us with a strong external endorsement and we are delighted that, following their in-depth analysis, they have named Aastra as a Champion. From the outset, we have aimed to provide a highly competitive UCC offering for businesses, with a good balance in terms of features and price. This report into the IPT and UC market confirms that we are delivering against these objectives.


According to Info-Tech Research Group, IP Telephony and Unified Communications have brought the tools necessary to maximize flexibility, collaboration, and user mobility at all levels of the organization.


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About Aastra USA

Aastra USA Inc. is the US business unit of Aastra Technologies Limited, a company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market. Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Aastra develops and delivers innovative communications products and applications for businesses. Aastras operations are truly global with more than 50 million installed lines around the world and a direct and indirect presence in more than 100 countries. Aastra is entirely dedicated to enterprise communications and offers IP telephony and Unified Communications solutions individually tailored to satisfy its customers requirements. These range from feature-rich call managers for small and medium businesses and highly scalable ones for large enterprises, associated UC applications, integrated mobility, multimedia call center solutions and high definition video communications to a wide selection of desk phones and cordless terminals. With a strong focus on open standards, Aastra enables enterprises to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. For additional information on Aastra, visit our website at


About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group ( is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a sixteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.