Alternate Access Launches Sale of AastraLink Pro - Model 160

As Alternate Access turns 15, its technologically-savvy staff continues to identify innovative and cutting-edge product offerings that will meet each customer’s needs. The addition of the AastraLink Pro – Model 160 to its product offerings is no exception.


By adding the AastraLink Pro, Alternate Access has expanded its line of product offerings to provide small businesses with an entry-level phone system using Voice over Internet Protocol technology. Businesses with as few as three employees can take advantage of this affordable and smart system. The first reseller of AastraLink Pro in North Carolina, Alternate Access is excited to introduce this product to the business community.


“More and more, small businesses want to take advantage of the cost savings and increased functionality of VoIP,” states Kelly Lumpkin, Alternate Access CEO and director of business development. “This system allows both new businesses and very small businesses to reap the benefits of this technology.”


Why focus on VoIP solutions?

VoIP is the fastest growing segment of the IT industry and the one that can offer the most benefit to customers today. It enables companies to use fast Internet to transmit voice communication – providing connectivity, via three-digit dialing, between multiple offices and remote workers stationed at home, at a laptop, or anywhere on the globe. VoIP has evolved from an unreliable solution several years ago to a solid, pervasive technology that is meeting both the communication and cost containment needs of businesses. 


Customers benefit in immediate cost savings with VoIP by cutting line costs by as much as 30% and reducing the cost of initial installation and configuration of the system. On a continuous basis, customers realize reduced costs via lower long distance fees, increased reliability, and the ability to increase functionality over time without costly forklift upgrades.


What are the benefits of AastraLink Pro?

AastraLink Pro 160 offers small and start-up businesses a cost-effective and powerful IP-PBX that delivers a full suite of both PBX system and standard phone features, while leveraging IP-based services. Small businesses that operate within a branch office environment, such as staffing and insurance agencies, mortgage companies and real estate and medical offices, will appreciate its ease of use and ability to link multiple offices efficiently.


System implementation is fast and easy – businesses can quickly be up and running by simply plugging in to their existing local area network with no worry of being charged hidden license fees or user costs. In fact, the total cost of ownership is dramatically lower, as compared to other small business phone systems, due to significantly reduced initial costs as well as lower fees for ongoing support requirements.


The system is fully integrated, and uses Aastra 5i series phones, which are smart, ergonomic, attractive and high-functioning phones.

The addition of this entry-level product rounds out the robust suite of VoIP phone systems Alternate Access offers. Lumpkin adds, “The AastraLink Pro is very affordable for customers and enables us to provide a smooth growth path for customers who need to expand or want greater functionality, including call center capability, in the future.”


Aastra Telecom, the North American business unit of Aastra Technologies Limited, headquartered in Canada, is a proven and reputable vendor which leads the global Enterprise Communication market.


Alternate Access has consistently provided communication solutions to customer for 15 years and kept pace with the evolving convergence in the market. Its solutions to date have provided marked increases in productivity for customers through unified messaging, call recording, easy systems administration, cell phone integration and improved management reporting and controls.  Alternate Access has earned the trust of its customers based on strategic consultation, emphasis on using applicable technology to solve individual business problems, dependability and solid ethics.


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