Full Suite of Primus Services will integrate 12 disparate locations
TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Primus Business Services, a part of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PMUG), today announced a partnership to provide Accessible
Media Incorporated (AMI) a full suite of advanced technology services
for AMI's Voice Print and The Accessible Channel (TACTV) brands.
Providing AMI with a centralized technology infrastructure, this
partnership will allow AMI's 12 disparate locations to become
integrated into a singular, cohesive environment, creating a more solid
and efficient communications and IT setting.
"Primus is thrilled to have been able to provide a leader, such as
Accessible Media Incorporated, the network foundation and technology
solutions required to meet their business imperatives and
responsibilities to the hearing and visually impaired constituents of
Canada," said Jeff Lorenz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Primus
Canada. "By creating a single centralized network, with Primus Data
Centres at the core, AMI will be able to realize a more streamlined,
efficient and productive working environment."
AMI reviewed a number of potential partners for the project but chose
Primus because of the technology company's ability to offer a
consultative approach in defining the technology solution to meet AMI's
business goals. The original requirement was to select a VOIP
platform. However in the discovery phase, Primus first reviewed the AMI
core network's ability to deliver a national and centralized network,
and then positioned a total solution set, including the core network,
the VoIP platform, and managed services, based on redundancy,
reliability, security and flexibility. Through this new partnership,
AMI's consortium of brands has been merged under a single umbrella,
allowing for a more efficient structure moving forward.
"After reviewing a number of potential partners, Primus was the natural
choice for AMI's consolidation," said Fil Magnoli, Director of IT. "We
were looking for a 'one-stop' technology supplier that had proven
capabilities and understood the needs of the various IT requirements of
our company. AMI saw the future of a streamlined business model through
the use of cloud computing and wanted a partner that could effectively
and efficiently move the company to this space. Primus fit the bill in
Primus' solution to AMI includes:
Centralized Network Management: Providing a common security and network management approach for their
diverse technology implementation. The solution also provided a
redundant network platform that is secure and reliable. The new
topology provides disaster recovery in situations of network failure;
enabling broadcast media to still reach thousands of customers who rely
on AMI for their inclusion in everyday media.
Primus Managed Services Support: Delivering expertise and flexibility to AMI's existing infrastructure
allows AMI to focus on providing broadcast media. The Managed Services
team of experts provides 24/7 proactive network monitoring and relief
to the already stretched IT experts at AMI.
HPBX Integration: A completely managed single image system across 12 disparate locations
with a single support mechanism for all users regardless of geography.
The scalability and flexibility offered by HPBX means that AMI was able
to easily expand from 1 to 12 locations with minimal administration.
"Primus looks forward to continuing to provide the technology solutions
that support AMI in the company's ongoing success," said Lorenz. "As
AMI's business expands, we look forward to working in partnership with
them to provide the most up-to-date and cost-effective technology
About Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization
operating two broadcast services, VoicePrint and The Accessible Channel
- TACtv, and their companion websites. AMI serves more than five
million Canadians who are blind, with low vision, print-restricted,
deaf or hearing-impaired, learning disabled, mobility impaired, in need
of literacy skills or learning English as a second language, by making
content accessible. Visit www.accessiblemedia.com for more information.
About Primus Business Services
Primus Business Services is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions
provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security,
disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice, and IP connectivity
solutions to more than 60,000 Canadian companies. Primus Business
Services owns and manages seven world-class, state-of-the-art data
centres across Canada. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus
Telecommunications Canada Inc. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.
About Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.
Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated is a leading provider of
advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet,
traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting,
and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers
in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Primus is also one
of the leading international wholesale service providers to
telecommunications carriers worldwide. Primus owns and operates its own
global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways,
hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and
data centers located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994,
Primus is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
SOURCE Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
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