Sweden, Umeå, 2011-06-21
New owner increases Konftel’s strength
With Avaya as its new owner since January 2011, Konftel is strengthening its global position as the technical leader within sound quality, user-friendliness and platform-independence in the remote meetings and conference telephony segment. Konftel will retain its strong brand and the strategy regarding distribution and market canvassing via its existing distributors and sales partners. This is in addition to the strength of being an independent subsidiary of Avaya, a global-leading supplier of solutions, systems and services for business communication.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to take Konftel’s innovative technology to the next level along with Avaya, the global leader within business collaboration,” says Peter Renkel, CEO of Swedish-based Konftel.
“We see plenty of opportunities to create significant business and customer benefit by combining our technologies and continuing Konftel’s investment in innovation. Our current distributors and retailers can feel secure, as their existing partnerships will continue to run as before, but now with increased strength on the market.”

Business as usual with increased power
Thanks to this deal, Avaya is expanding its range of conference equipment for remote distance meetings and is gaining access to a broad range of live technology in the field, including Konftel’s OmniSound® technology, which provides optimum sound quality in all working environments.
“The acquisition of Konftel constitutes a logical step in Avaya’s desire to be the leader within business collaboration,” says Alan Baratz, Senior Vice President and President, Global Communications Solutions, Avaya.
“Konftel’s product portfolio of conference products and its OmniSound technology will be important parts of our continued development of sound and video solutions. This also includes our recently launched product, Avaya Flare™ Experience.”

New shared scalable solutions
Avaya intends to strengthen Konftel’s product portfolio through Avaya’s technologies and user experiences in order to offer innovative and differentiated options that stretch over Avaya’s platforms and so create shared, scalable solutions with effective control, strong finances and increased shared experience.

Peter Renkel  
Peter Renkel, CEO Konftel.
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