SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

June 24, 2008 13:31 ET

Ascom Joins Westcon Group's MobilityPoint Program, Providing Resellers With More High Margin Opportunities When Selling Wireless Solutions

Westcon Introduces Ascom's 802.11b/g-Based VoWiFi Solutions, Including Handsets and VoIP Gateways, to Its Reseller Community

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that its MobilityPoint program now features the unique Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN)-based products and solutions from Ascom, a leading manufacturer of mission-critical wireless solutions.

Ascom's innovative products -- such as its durable wireless handsets and flexible VoIP Gateways -- are now available to resellers who access Westcon Group's MobilityPoint program. MobilityPoint is Westcon Group's comprehensive solutions program focused on the wireless market which combines best-in-class products and services with up-to-date product information, market intelligence and sales tools designed to drive the mobility opportunity in the channel.

Chris Metaxas, Vice President of Business Development at Westcon Group, commented: "As we continue to build our MobilityPoint program and help our resellers drive business value to end-users, we recognize that Ascom's products provide the flexibility and robust features that can enhance business productivity in the mobile enterprise. Their VoWiFi-based product line represents a reliable, high margin opportunity that resellers can leverage today to meet the most critical challenges end-users face."

Ascom solutions are suitable for any vertical market, but have been particularly well-received in the healthcare industry, where healthcare practitioners rely on the seamless delivery of mission-critical messages, alerts and data directly to their handsets.

Tom McKearney, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Ascom, commented: "We are proud to have been selected by Westcon Group to participate in its MobilityPoint program, which we believe is unique and innovative within the distribution community. MobilityPoint provides us with the bridge to a highly focused community of resellers and enables our products to be offered in a larger, yet highly focused, context of mobile and wireless solutions."

Bill King of Radio Communications, a Virginia-based solution provider, added: "The most sought after solutions for our customers are the ones that enhance the efficiency of an entire staff. Ascom's wireless solutions help make the workflow in a hospital or other information-sensitive environment more seamless and reliable."

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon, Voda One and Comstor business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

About Ascom

Ascom is an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how in Mission-Critical Communication. The company concentrates on the core areas of Wireless Solutions (high-value, customer-specific on-site communications solutions) and Security Solutions (applications for security, communication, automation and control systems for infrastructure operators, public security institutions and the army).

With a wealth of experience in implementing complex projects for discerning customers, Ascom has established itself in important key markets. Offerings range from analysis and consulting to system design and system integration, project management, engineering and implementation, right through to maintenance and support.

The company has subsidiaries in 17 countries and a workforce of some 2,100 employees worldwide.

Ascom registered shares (symbol ASCN) are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

Contact Information

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    Jeffrey Touzeau
    Westcon Group, Inc.
    (914) 829-7388
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