Monday, January 26, 2009

Finding Information on PBX Telephone Systems Pricing

Are you building a new office building or hotel? How about plans to upgrade your antiquated business telephone system? If so, you are no doubt interested in finding good information on PBX telephone systems pricing. Ideally, you want to get a range of options and competitive prices so you can make and informed buying decision. But, how much trouble is that going to be?

No trouble at all. Well, no trouble if you take advantage of an online clearinghouse that connects qualified vendors of PBX phone systems with qualified business buyers. That clearinghouse is called the VAR Network.

The VAR Network specializes in two important telecom technology areas. One is PBX telephone. The other is network equipment. For many businesses, these are complementary technologies. Most companies have both multi-user telephone systems and computer networks for internal communications and Internet access.

There is another synergy between telephone and computer systems. The latest in telephony developments is VoIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol. VoIP telephone systems "speak" the IP computer language that runs on all Ethernet based networks. Some companies still keep their computer and telephone networks separate. But others integrate the two onto a single company LAN that serves both voice and data. It take some engineering expertise to make this work so that both voice and data function as if they each had the network to themselves. But when it does work, there is a huge advantage of plugging everything into a common set of network jacks. Moving phones and adding new ones is as simple as unplugging from one network jack and plugging into another somewhere else in the building.

The VAR Network is made of up Value Added Resellers or VARs who are authorized representatives for one or more equipment lines. These VARs often offer everything from pre-sales consultations to sales, installation and ongoing support for the manufacturers they represent. They are located all over the country and chances are there are a number that serve your area. But how to you find them? The easy way is to browse through the customer website for the VAR network. You can select from the most popular equipment lines or search for exactly what you are looking for. When you find it, simply enter some basic contact information and your request will enter the system.

What happens then is that the search database of the VAR Network will match up your request with appropriate VARs who have been pre-screened for membership in the network. The matching algorithm is based on what type of equipment and/or service you are looking for and where you are located. When there is a match, a email request is sent to the matching VARs to have them contact you at your mutual convenience. You can then decide whether you want to do business with one or more of the VARs who call you.

The VAR Network supports a wide range of PBX telephone systems, including those offered by Allworx, Avaya, Cisco, Fonality, Nortel, Mitel, ShoreTel, NEC, Polycom, 3 Com, Inter-Tel, TalkSwitch, Toshiba, Lucent, Artisoft, Vodavi, Vertical, and Switchvox. Network hardware includes the lines of Adtran, Cisco, 3 Com, Extreme, Foundry, Juniper and Nortel, among others.

And what does all of this cost? Not a penny. The VAR Network functions as a match-maker between Value Added Resellers and companies that are looking for what they sell. There is no cost or obligation for you to use the system. The only request is that you have an actual business need, so as not to waste everyone's valuable time. If you do have a current or near term need and would like to give this system a try, simply visit the VAR Network website now and do just that. If you happen to be someone in the business telephone system or computer networking business, you are also invited to visit the VAR Network and see how it can help bring you new business.

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