Aastra and TurboBridge Team to Offer HD Audio Conferencing
on Aastra SIP Phones
Free 60-day Trial Lets You “Experience the Difference”
Bethesda, Maryland, March 10, 2010 – Aastra USA, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market, and TurboBridge, a provider of HD audio conferencing services, today announced a new collaboration that ensures compatibility between Aastra SIP phones and the TurboBridge HD Audio Conferencing service. To help businesses experience the benefits of high-definition audio conferencing, Aastra and TurboBridge are teaming to offer a 60-day free trial to Aastra SIP phone customers, carriers and resellers.
Aastra's Hi-QTM audio technology utilizes the embedded G.722 wideband codec featured in Aastra SIP phones. Simple configuration via a software setting in the phone allows the delivery of the high quality audio experience. Using an Aastra SIP phone such as the entry level 6731i or the feature rich 6755i with the TurboBridge HD Audio Conferencing service is a great example of the premium value derived from the wideband audio experience. For unrivaled voice clarity, the Aastra executive level 6739i SIP phone brings high definition sound with Aastra Hi-QTM audio technology combined with full wideband handset and speakerphone hardware.
"Everyday, our customers and channel partners are asking us to show them the value of VoIP technologies. Today's announcement combining TurboBridge and Aastra IP phones delivers this value. If you are new to wideband audio or HD Voice, you will experience a "wow" factor as you enter TurboBridge and hear the clear superiority of the audio quality," said John Drolet, Vice President of Sales, Indirect Channels and Carriers, Aastra USA. "I'm confident that when our customers and channel partners take advantage of this free trial offer with TurboBridge they will never go back to their old conferencing service again."
"We're excited about the opportunities that our relationship with Aastra provides to customers," said Chris Koehncke, President of TurboBridge. "We both want to make it easy for customers to experience HD Audio. Hearing is believing, and with this free trial offer there's no reason not to try it!"
The 60-day trial offer provides unlimited free conferencing by simply connecting any Aastra SIP phone directly to TurboBridge using a convenient SIP URL.
To see a demonstration of Hi-Q wideband audio and TurboBridge HD Audio Conferencing, visit Aastra in Booth #1017 at VoiceCon Orlando.
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. Aastra's 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 USA 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, integrated mobility, call center solutions to a wide selection of terminals. With a strong focus on open standards, Aastra USA enables enterprises to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. For additional information on Aastra, visit our website at www.aastrausa.com.
TurboBridge provides a high quality audio conferencing service. TurboBridge raises the bar in reservationless conferencing calling by enabling crystal-clear sound, including support for HD Audio, and direct SIP connectivity for IP-PBXs and IP telephones as well as PSTN access via 30+ local access telephone numbers. TurboBridge's IP- based conferencing platform incorporates patent-pending TurboSound audio enhancement technology and has been deployed worldwide and proven to scale to support the largest conferencing needs. TurboBridge offers affordable flat-rate conferencing plans with unlimited usage for enterprise, small business and personal use. For more information visit our website at www.turbobridge.com.