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Polycom divestment of their Enterprise Wireless Solutions presents new opportunities for Wavelink

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Leading distributor of business IP, wireless, communication and network security and access solutions, Wavelink sees a number of opportunities arising from the recently announced divestment by Polycom of their Enterprise Wireless Solutions (EWS) business.

Polycom recently announced their intent to sell the EWS portfolio comprising of SpectraLink Wi-Fi and KIRK DECT solutions, infrastructure and accessories to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Following the transfer of ownership, which is expected to be completed in Q3, 2012, the former Polycom EWS business will become an independent company. The divestiture will leverage the expertise of the SpectraLink and KIRK enterprise wireless teams, delivering improved support to the unique needs of Polycom’s customers.

Ilan Rubin, Managing Director, Wavelink explained that the company had commenced sales of KIRK DECT in 1998 and was selling SpectraLink Wi-Fi well before both brands were acquired by Polycom in 2007. With over 5,000 wireless voice systems installed throughout Australia and New Zealand, Wavelink will continue to sell, support and build programs around the EWS products to ensure that their channel partners and customers have access to superior solutions to meet their needs.

He also expects greater focus on the EWS products following the divestment, including more investment in the business, especially in product development and marketing. The new independent company will ultimately yield more opportunities and better outcomes for Wavelink’s channel partners and customers.

According to Sten Dyrmose, Vice President and General Manager, EWS, the team will continue to build on their success, and develop comprehensive enterprise wireless solutions.

Elaborating on the company’s future plans, he said that they plan to continue to enrich their portfolio of products, services and software with key goals for 2012 including an intense focus on verticals markets, increased sales and channel support, and improved communications for customer support issues. The company also plans to dedicate resources to provide more value-added applications and services for the Wi-Fi and DECT lines.

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