Blueface and Panasonic join forces to target business market

15 Feb 2011

Internet telephony provider Blueface has entered into a strategic alliance in the Irish market with electronics giant Panasonic to deploy HD VoIP and classic business phone services to SMEs.

Blueface and Panasonic are now offering a scalable plug-and-play product which can efficiently cater for a variety of business sizes, from a one- to two-person business right to up to a six- to eight-person organisation.

The Panasonic TGP550 SME phone range, offered exclusively in Ireland by Blueface, brings together all the advantages of modern internet HD VoIP voice calls, classic business phone functionality, and easy web-based administration, ideally suited to small office and branch office solutions. Setting up the system couldn’t be simpler with the plug-and-play technology – just plug the phones into your broadband connection and start calling.

New functionality

Blueface has developed a number of communications features and services which enable our SME customers to manage their communications needs and maximise their utility,” explained Alan Foy, CEO, Blueface. “Blueface’s solutions for business are designed with the customer in mind.”

Blueface has developed three affordable phone packages around the Panasonic hardware. The packages include a stationary reception phone and a choice of either two, four or six cordless desk phones, depending on the needs of the business.

Companies can save up to 50pc on their telecoms costs while getting the features and functionality they need. The packages begin at €169 for the initial hardware and €35 per month thereafter, to include unlimited Ireland and UK landline calls. Depending on the price plan chosen, businesses can avail of two to four phone lines, two to eight geographic numbers (DID), a local geographic fax number, and 75-250 Ireland and UK mobile minutes.

“We are delighted to be working with Blueface to launch our TGP range of phone systems onto the Irish market,” said Steve Gerrard, head of UK & Ireland Systems Marketing at Panasonic.

“We have made Blueface an accredited network provider for Panasonic products as we are confident in their ability to provide a reliable and seamless service to our customers.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years