SOURCE: Whaleback


November 29, 2011 08:30 ET

Dali Museum Selects Whaleback Managed Services for Cloud-Based Managed Unified Communications Services

CrystalBlue Voice and Messaging Services, Powered by Bright House Networks, Provides Museum With Enhanced Customer Service

PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - Whaleback Managed Services, the leader in managed business communication services, today announced that the Dali Museum, based in St. Petersburg, Florida and home of the largest collection of Salvador Dali's artistic work outside of Spain, has selected the company's CrystalBlue Cloud-based Managed Voice Services as its unified communications solution.

Dali Museum chose Whaleback's CrystalBlue service to replace its 20+ year old legacy phone system and upgrade with new cloud-based unified communications services. Whaleback partnered with Bright House Networks, the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S., to provide a combined solution of voice and data services running over Bright House Networks' fiber network. Whaleback directly connects its CrystalBlue service into Bright House Networks' SIP trunk offering. The upgraded system now:

  • frees Dali's IT team from worry about voice communications, enabling them to focus on other issues and initiatives; and
  • adds new enhanced unified communication features to improve customer service and worker flexibility, such as local and remote voicemail and "find me follow me" services

"We evaluated several large and small companies that either offered locally or remotely hosted systems before selecting Whaleback's CrystalBlue unified communications solution. Whaleback offered the best package in terms of cost, setup, equipment and service," said Eric Crispen, Director of Information Technology for Dali Museum. "The lack of downtime and issues since we have installed CrystalBlue has enabled us to feel secure in our telecom system, so we can solve other issues within the museum, saving us valuable time and man power."

"We partnered with Bright House Networks to provide Dali Museum with a simple and reliable unified communications system that gives the Dali IT team the flexibility and peace of mind that they need to focus on issues other than their IP system," said Karil Reibold, President and CEO for Whaleback Managed Services. "Whaleback provides the most flexible, economical and highest quality business communications available today that helps companies like Dali improve quality and reduce costs within their communication services."

"Bright House Networks state-of-the-art fiber network provides customers the security and quality they need for advanced voice and data services," said Nick Lenoci, Corporate Vice President, Business Solutions, Bright House Networks, Bright House Networks. "We are pleased to partner with Whaleback and the Dali Museum to help enhance their communications solution."

Via its CrystalBlue Cloud-based Managed Voice Services, Whaleback delivers unified communications to small and medium enterprises that need a robust, mobile and easy-to-use solution. By integrating voice, messaging, conferencing, and contact centers into a single, manageable service, CrystalBlue simplifies the way companies communicate and improves collaboration within the organization and with customers, partners and suppliers.

About Dali Museum
The Dali Museum is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of Salvador Dali's work and his spirit of discovery and intellectual adventure. Special exhibitions showcase other artists as they relate to Dali, and a representative sample from the permanent collection is always on view.

About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House Networks serves more than 2.4 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. The company also offers a full suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.

For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit

About Whaleback Managed Services
Whaleback Managed Services is a leading provider of optimized cloud-based managed business communication services for small and medium enterprises. Whaleback's end-to-end services enhance productivity and reduce operational and capital expenses by offering flexible, feature-rich solutions, proactive, centralized monitoring and management, and high-touch customer service. Whaleback's managed business communication services are used by customers with single and multi-site environments in industries including retail, legal, financial, real estate, service, medical, construction, food, tourism and more. For more information about Whaleback visit

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