Ark Telecom Certifies Grandstream IP Phones For Business and Residential VoIP Plans

Ark Telecom SMB/Enterprise Customers To Use IP Voice and IP Multimedia Phones with Videoconferencing from Grandstream for Affordable, End-to-End Managed VoIP Solutions

Brookline, MA and Sterling, VA (November 6, 2012) Ark Telecom, an Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP) and Cloud-based Application Service Provider, and Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and IP video surveillance solutions, today jointly announced the certification of Grandstream’s GXP IP and GXV IP Multimedia Phones with Ark Telecom’s Unified Communications (UC) and VoIP solutions for SMB and enterprise customers within North America.  Interoperability of Grandstream’s SIP-based phones featuring advanced voice, integrated video conferencing and web applications with Ark Telecom’s managed VoIP services assures seamless integration and provides users with a better desktop phone experience that helps to improve productivity and enhance customer service.

“We’re excited to partner with Grandstream to offer our U.S. and Canadian business customers with a high quality, reliable unified communication solution,” said Majid Matin, CEO of Ark Telecom.  “Choosing Grandstream as a preferred provider is a logical choice for Ark Telecom.  Their extensive phone model selection, along with attractive pricing, makes our customers’ decision to switch to hosted UC easier and much more financially rewarding, not to mention the increase productivity gained from our solution.”

Ark Telecom provides hosted PBX cloud service than runs on a redundant set of platforms, providing reliability, scalability and performance to support growing demand and future customer growth. Additional, service offerings include cloud-based, feature rich HD voice and video communications, unified messaging, instant messaging, presence, video calling, audio/video conferencing, call center/distributed contact center, call recording, call analytics, SIP Trunking, and custom application development and integration. Ark Telecom solutions allow business customers to implement UC solutions that drastically reduce monthly recurring charges and capital expenditure costs, while freeing themselves from having to set-up and maintain an on-site IP PBX.

“We’re pleased to complete formal testing and begin the next step of offering desktop voice and video phones to customers connecting to VoIP solutions from Ark Telecom,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream. “Both companies offer advanced telephony solutions designed to enhance user experience at a market-leading value. We look forward to collaborating with Ark Telecom to offer cohesive, end-to-end solutions that are easy-to-install and easy to reap the financial and productivity gains from SIP-based telephony.”

Ranging from single line to 6-line executive desktop telephones, Grandstream’s GXP Enterprise IP Phones offer Ark Telecom customers superior HD audio, PoE, XML customization, advanced security protection, simple management and automated provisioning options with TR-069 or HTTPs, productivity applications, and many more advanced telephony features, all at market-leading affordability. For users looking for a more sophisticated VoIP solution with visual video communications, Grandstream’s GXV  series of IP Multimedia Phones, including the GXV3175 and GXV3140, offer stunning video quality, real-time video conferencing, popular Web applications, built-in web browser, and much more.

About Ark Telecom

Founded in 2006, Ark Telecom provides a complete suite of hosted Unified Communications Solutions ideally suited for small business and enterprise clients.  Through a highly scalable IP communications system, Ark Telecom offers an all-in-one unified communication platform for voice, data, video and mobility communication across enterprise and multi-location businesses.  Our offering include carrier-class telephony, messaging, presence, conferencing, mobility, video calling, call center, call recording, call accounting, SIP trunking, and other business communications functions suitable for small businesses to the enterprise.  Visit or call 1-866-949-1155 for more information.

About Grandstream Networks

Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the SMB and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity. Our open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability in the industry, unrivaled features, flexibility, and price-performance competitiveness.