Newsroom

/Newsroom
Newsroom 2017-09-01T15:36:30+00:00

EarthBend Distribution Press Releases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 11, 2017 EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced it will be exhibiting at booth 666 at the 2017 Channel Partners Conference and Expo being held April 10 – 13, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Channel Partners Las Vegas is the gathering place for the technology services community. This year, more than 5,000 agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators and service providers are expected to converge to share ideas and drive discussion on the key topics shaping the IT industry. Equal parts networking, exploring and learning, the Channel Partners event equips attendees to better serve clients, conquer new markets and drive business to new heights.

Channel Partners attendees can learn more about the many different technology offerings in the EarthBend distribution portfolio, which span a diverse range of product categories, including unified communications, data networking and storage, hospitality and security solutions. A key focus at the event will be the introduction of the EarthBend Cloud Contact Center platform, a multi-tenant, carrier-grade solution that enables value-added resellers to provide cloud-based contact center applications to their customers.

EarthBend will also be discussing its recently announced acquisition of Clear2there, a leading provider of advanced video surveillance, smart-home, smart-business, smart-farm applications and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for service providers and enterprises. The strategic acquisition immediately enhances EarthBend’s position in the fast-growing video surveillance and IoT market segments, along with expanding its capabilities and presence in the cloud-based services arena.

“We look forward to connecting with the attendees at this year’s Channel Partners event,” said Rob Beyer, President and CEO, EarthBend. “This conference provides an excellent forum for us to highlight and discuss recent strategic additions to the EarthBend solutions and services portfolio, creating increased market opportunities for the partners we work with.”

For more information about EarthBend Distribution, its channel partner program or to discuss partnership opportunities, please email distributionsales@earthbend.com or call 605-789-5700.

About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993. As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff. EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value. For more information, please visit www.earthbenddistribution.com.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 10, 2017 — EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced it has acquired Clear2there, a leading provider of advanced video surveillance, smart-home, smart-business, smart-farm applications and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for service providers and enterprises.

Clear2there’s platform, which has been adopted by nearly 150 service providers in the U.S., enables the simple design and deployment of locally relevant smart-premises services and solutions. The Clear2there platform empowers users with the ability to easily monitor and manage a location, or multiple locations, from any smartphone, tablet or internet-connected device. Typical features include video surveillance; process automation; remote monitoring, access, thermostat and lighting controls; water and flood detection; and event-driven alerts and automated responses.

“EarthBend and Clear2there have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, and this strategic acquisition represents an exciting evolution of our relationship that will greatly benefit our mutual customers and partners,” said Rob Beyer, President and CEO, EarthBend. “Clear2there’s innovative technologies and deep connections with leading service providers will expand our capabilities and presence in the cloud-hosted solutions market.”

“EarthBend is well-respected within the IT industry and channel for their distribution expertise and commitment to delivering excellent customer service and support. They are a perfect fit for Clear2there as we look to create new business opportunities in our current marketplace, while also extending our reach into new markets,” said Craig Steen, CEO of Clear2there.

EarthBend and Clear2there are jointly exhibiting in booth 126 at the IP Vision Conference & Expo being held April 10 – 12, 2017 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, Missouri. The event, which is presented by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, focuses on the evolution of broadband networks in rural areas and the IP applications that run on them. Exclusive sessions offered to attendees cover such topics as smart agriculture, telemedicine, cybersecurity, data centers and new models for business.

About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993. As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff. EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value. For more information, please visit www.earthbenddistribution.com.

About Clear2there:
Clear2there is an innovative, full-service provider of market-leading smart-home, smart-business, smart-farm and smart-healthcare solutions for service providers, including broadband operators, regional telephone, data and mobile communications providers, cable operators and electric utilities. Clear2there’s broad solutions portfolio includes feature-rich video surveillance, advanced communications and IoT technologies that are targeted for both business and consumer use. For additional information, please visit www.clear2there.com.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 14, 2017 — EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced it has expanded its distribution portfolio to include hospitality phones from AEI Communications.  The addition includes AEI’s complete line of IP and analog hospitality phones.

“The addition of AEI’s hotel phone solutions to EarthBend’s line card bolsters the range of hospitality technology options available to our channel partners and their customers,” said Ryan Donovan, EarthBend’s General Manager and VP of Sales and Service.  “AEI’s feature-rich hotel phones, combined with the EarthBend team’s extensive expertise in the hospitality industry, will serve to drive revenue growth for our partner network in this key vertical market.”

AEI’s extensive line of IP and analog phones, designed specifically for the hospitality industry, are compatible with existing analog and IP hotel communications infrastructures and all popular PBX systems, providing organizations with an easy migration path from analog to IP technology.  AEI’s phone families feature unified designs, enabling hotels to mix analog and IP phones with the same family look, to help ease the transition.

Unique and exclusive features of the AEI phones include:

  • Front desk or technician notification when a cordless handset is missing or not working
  • Line appearance indication with Bridge Line Appearance and Busy Lamp Field, to simplify call handling and management
  • Only one IP license required for up to 15 extensions on suite phones, creating licensing cost savings
  • Capability of conferencing IP extensions in a room
  • Emergency message broadcasting, enabling delivery of urgent communications, such as “Fire, please leave room immediately”
  • Intercom communication directly with a room to address emergency issues
  • Text messaging from admin directly to a single room or to multiple rooms
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol for ease of installation
  • 802.1x port-based access control for intrusion protection
  • Automatic provisioning via MAC address or room number for streamlined deployment
  • Dedicated AEI monitoring software that installs, monitors and maintains with live reporting

In addition to this readily available functionality, AEI offers feature customization to accommodate the unique business requirements of hospitality organizations.

“EarthBend is well-regarded for its proven expertise within the telecom space, and has demonstrated a strong focus on making best-in-class hospitality technology solutions available to its channel partners,” said Mario Jauregui, AEI Communications’ President and Chief Technology Officer.  “We are excited to further expand the availability of our cutting-edge line of hospitality phones through EarthBend, and look forward to driving sales of these solutions with their network of resellers.”

The AEI hospitality phones are now available from EarthBend Distribution, and interested resellers may email distributionsales@earthbend.com or call 605-789-5700 for more information.

About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993. As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff. EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value. For more information, please visit www.earthbenddistribution.com.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Dec. 5, 2016 — EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced that it will be serving as a Silver Sponsor of and exhibiting at the ShoreTelOne Global Partner Conference.  The event is being held December 6 through December 8, 2016 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The ShoreTelOne Global Partner Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to participate in networking and business development activities and gain insight from ShoreTel executive thought leadership. Through keynote speakers and breakout sessions, attendees learn from best practices, usage scenarios, customer stories, interviews and compelling partner testimonials.  The entire event is focused on helping ShoreTel partners gain valuable insights into how they can grow their revenues and profitability in 2017.

In addition to serving as a Silver Sponsor of the event, EarthBend will be exhibiting at booth 5 in the ShoreTel Solution Center, which showcases over 40 of ShoreTel’s top technology partners. Partners can learn more about third-party vendor offerings in the EarthBend distribution portfolio that extend and enhance the capabilities of the ShoreTel UC platform and can increase revenues and profit margins.

EarthBend will be co-exhibiting at the ShoreTelOne Global Partner Conference with its longtime vendor partners Hansen Software, developer of the innovative CASH+ call recording and call accounting software applications, and Voice4Net, a leading provider of customer interaction and voice communications solutions for businesses.

“We are excited to once again be sponsoring the ShoreTelOne Global Partner Conference,” said Ryan Donovan, EarthBend’s General Manager and VP of Sales and Service. “We look forward to presenting our solution portfolio and discussing with ShoreTel partners the many value-added support services EarthBend Distribution can provide.”

About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993. As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff. EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value. For more information, please visit www.earthbenddistribution.com.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 21, 2016 — EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced that it will be exhibiting at booth 650 at the 2016 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), June 20 – 23, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

HITEC is the most comprehensive meeting of its kind in the hospitality industry, offering informative technology seminars, workshops and presentations by industry experts along with over 300 hospitality technology vendors. HITEC 2016, sponsored by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), is expected to be one of the largest events in the conference’s history, with attendee pre-registration tracking at nine percent higher than last year.

HITEC attendees will learn more about technology offerings in the EarthBend distribution portfolio that support and enhance business operations in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses.  EarthBend technology partners also exhibiting at HITEC this year include AEI, Aruba Networks, Cetis, Inc., EnGenius Technologies, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Metropolis Technologies, Inc., Mitel, NEC, NETGEAR, Nomadix and Phybridge.

“More so than ever before, hotels and major hospitality companies are upgrading their technology infrastructures to keep pace with a rapidly evolving marketplace,” said Ryan Donovan, EarthBend’s General Manager and VP of Sales and Service.  “The revenue opportunities for value-added resellers are ample, but selecting the right technology vendors and distribution partner are critical to success.  We look forward to meeting with HITEC attendees to share how EarthBend can help support their business needs.”

“Our distribution partnership with EarthBend has been a long-standing, mutually rewarding relationship. We are excited to further expand the availability of our VTech business communications line with EarthBend, and look forward to driving sales growth of these solutions through their network of resellers.” said Graham Williams, VP of Business & Hospitality Phones Division, VTech Communications, Inc.

About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993. As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff. EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value. For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com/distribution.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., May 24, 2016EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced it has expanded its distribution portfolio to include the complete line of Internet security software and managed services solutions from AVG Business. The distribution partnership with AVG provides EarthBend’s channel partner network with immediate access to industry-leading cloud security and remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions that protect small- and medium-sized businesses around the world.

“IT security is a top priority for businesses today, and that holds especially true for SMB organizations, which must often manage the threat of online security risks with minimal IT resources at their disposal,” said Ryan Donovan, EarthBend’s General Manager and VP of Sales and Service. “That escalating demand presents tremendous revenue opportunity for our channel. EarthBend is excited to unite with AVG, a well-known and respected name in security solutions, to provide our partners with a complete business product suite for addressing this critical technology requirement.”

The AVG Business product portfolio includes AVG® AntiVirus Business Edition and AVG Internet Security Business Edition for advanced endpoint security protection against emerging and persistent threats; AVG CloudCare™ to enable channel partners to remotely support their clients and deploy a robust portfolio of cloud security solutions through a single, cloud-based administration platform; and AVG Managed Workplace® to provide a comprehensive RMM platform with integrated premium remote control that enables fast, simplified deployment, and control and security of clients’ IT infrastructure.

“We are honored to be the primary security and managed services solutions provider for EarthBend’s new AVG distribution portfolio,” said Fred Gerritse, General Manager, AVG Business. “EarthBend is an established distributor bringing proven expertise in the small and mid-size business space as well as a consultative, hands-on approach to sales support. We look forward to working together to build a strong distribution channel and contributing to the success of our AVG partners and their business customers.”

The AVG Business solutions are now available from EarthBend Distribution, and interested resellers may email distributionsales@earthbend.com or call 605-789-5700 for more information.

About EarthBend Distribution

EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993. As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff. EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value. For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com/distribution.

About AVG Technologies N.V.

AVG is the leading provider of software services to secure devices, data and people. AVG’s award-winning consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance optimization, location services, data controls and insights, and privacy and identity protection, for mobile devices and desktops. The award-winning AVG Business portfolio, delivered through a global partner network, provides cloud security and remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions that protect small and medium businesses around the world. For more information visit www.avg.com.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 24, 2016 EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Xarios Technologies CRM Communicator solution.  This latest Xarios product release enables integration between the Mitel MiVoice Business unified communications platform and market-leading third-party CRM systems, including Salesforce, NetSuite, SugarCRM, Microsoft Dynamics and others.

“We are excited to introduce the Xarios CRM Communicator solution to our channel partners,” said Ryan Donovan, General Manager and Vice President of Sales and Service at EarthBend.  “Mitel MiVoice Business customers deploying CRM Communicator will enjoy improved communications efficiency while also providing their employees with an intelligent way to enhance client phone interactions.”

While the Mitel MiVoice Business phone system does not provide inherent connectivity to external business application resources, the Xarios CRM Communicator solution provides the bridge to integrate the MiVoice platform with third-party CRM systems and, via its industry-standard interface, supports computer-telephony integration (CTI).  The Windows-based CRM Communicator delivers productivity-enhancing features such as caller preview, screen pops, basic call control and call history.  Xarios has documented and made available a complete list of out-of-the-box integrations offered with CRM Communicator at crmcommunicator.xarios.com/integration.php.

Additionally, for scenarios where Mitel MiVoice Business integration is required with historic CRM applications using the Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI), the Xarios TAPI Communicator application can be included with CRM Communicator through the purchase of an additional software license, or a standalone TAPI license may also be purchased.

“We are pleased to offer the Xarios CRM Communicator and TAPI Communicator solutions to EarthBend’s network of resellers,” said John Lassandro, Xarios Technologies’ Vice President of Sales and Support.  “These latest Xarios product releases enhance the robust feature functionality of the Mitel MiVoice Business platform, enabling EarthBend channel partners and their customers to unleash the full potential of their Mitel-powered business communications.”

The Xarios CRM Communicator and TAPI Communicator solutions are now available from EarthBend Distribution, and interested resellers may email distributionsales@earthbend.com or call 605-789-5700 for more information.

 

About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993.  As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff.  EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value.  For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com/distribution.

About Xarios Technologies:
Xarios Technologies designs, develops and supplies a suite of telephony applications to enhance the functionality and usability of leading business telephone systems.  The driving force behind Xarios Technologies is to produce applications that are intuitive to use and flexible to deploy so that they can integrate tightly within a customer’s business environment.  The overall objective for Xarios Technologies is to harness the telephone system and deploy applications that make a difference, drive staff performance, deliver a compelling return on investment and provide management with the information needed to make intelligent business decisions. For further information on Xarios Technologies, please visit www.xarios.com/us.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 16, 2016 EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced it has expanded its distribution portfolio to include two new business communications product lines from VTech Communications Inc.  The addition includes the advanced ErisStation® conference phones and the highly affordable collection of ErisTerminal® SIP phones.

“The addition of VTech’s conference phones and cloud-compatible SIP phones to the EarthBend product line enhances the range of affordable, high-performance options available to our channel partners and their customers for addressing evolving business-class communication needs,” said Ryan Donovan, EarthBend’s General Manager and VP of Sales and Service.  “VTech’s brand reputation and manufacturing expertise are exceptionally well-respected within the channel, and we are enthusiastic to now be offering our resellers a line of business communications solutions that capitalize on VTech’s market-leading status.”

VTech ErisStation conference phones, available in SIP and Analog versions, enable clear conversations with up to four DECT 6.0 wireless microphones and two fixed, central microphones. The portable microphones feature Orbitlink Wireless Technology™ and synchronize to maximize pickup range in all directions.  Several features contribute to natural-sounding, clear conversations, including echo cancellation, noise suppression, integrated digital mixing technology and an audio equalizer. Participants can easily speak and listen to others naturally at the same time through the full-duplex central speakerphone. The base station is PBX-compatible and comes with a 50-name and number phonebook, 50-number caller ID log and a large, backlit display for easy call handling. The wireless microphones each have up to eight hours of talk time and up to 70 hours of battery life to accommodate long calls.

The ErisTerminal SIP phones, available in feature-rich desktop and cordless models, leverage different cloud, hosted and open-source telephony solutions without negatively impacting network traffic.  The VSP725 and the VSP735 are desktop models and the VSP601 is a cordless handset, all of which support high quality HD audio and multiple lines. The ErisTerminal endpoints provide super-clear mobility with Orbitlink Wireless Technology are easily expandable to unlimited desktop phones and up to six cordless handsets with one VSP600 cordless base station. Users can leave their desk and enjoy DECT 6.0 sound quality and reception. The corded phone models feature power over Ethernet (PoE) with dual Ethernet ports. Using this technology, employees at a business such as an auto dealership, manufacturing facility or retail store could place base phones throughout the facility and easily move up to 150 feet away using a cordless handset.

“Our distribution partnership with EarthBend has been a long-standing, mutually rewarding relationship.  We are excited to further expand the availability of our VTech business communications line with EarthBend, and look forward to driving sales growth of these solutions through their network of resellers.” said Graham Williams, VP of Business & Hospitality Phones Division, VTech Communications, Inc.

About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993.  As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff.  EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value.  For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com/distribution.

About VTech:
VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless phones. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services and telephony solutions for the hospitality industry. The company has leveraged its expertise and success in cordless telephones to offer a portfolio of cost-effective, cutting-edge business phone solutions as well. Founded in 1976, VTech’s mission is to design, manufacture and supply innovative and high-quality products in a manner that minimizes any impact on the environment, while creating sustainable value for its stakeholders and the community.  For further information on VTech and its array of business phone products, please visit http://businessphones.vtech.com.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 15, 2016 EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced it will be exhibiting at booth 918 at the 2016 Channel Partners Conference and Expo being held March 16 – 18, 2016 at the Venetian Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Channel Partners Las Vegas is the gathering place for the technology services community. This year, more than 5,000 agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators and service providers are expected to converge to share ideas and drive discussion on the key topics shaping the IT industry. Equal parts networking, exploring and learning, the Channel Partners event equips attendees to better serve clients, conquer new markets and drive business to new heights.

Channel Partners attendees can learn more about the many different technology offerings in the EarthBend distribution portfolio that span a diverse range of product categories, including unified communications, data networking and storage, audio and video conferencing and security solutions.  EarthBend vendor partners also exhibiting at Channel Partners include ClearOne, Konftel, Mitel and VTech Communications, Inc.

“We look forward to connecting with new and existing partners at this year’s Channel Partners event. This conference allows us to showcase the comprehensive suite of vendors and technologies we offer and discuss with attendees the many ways in which EarthBend’s value-added support can deliver a competitive advantage to their organizations,” said Ryan Donovan, general manager and vice president of sales and service at EarthBend.

For more information about EarthBend Distribution, its channel partner program or to discuss partnership opportunities, please email distributionsales@earthbend.com or call 605-789-5700.

 About EarthBend Distribution:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to an extensive network of channel partners since 1993.  As a value-added distributor, EarthBend delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions from industry-leading vendors, nationally competitive pricing, and friendly, reliable pre- and post-sales support from its expert staff.  EarthBend believes its team members make the difference in delivering the right solutions to resellers and their customers, and emphasizes a “human touch” in every interaction to drive best-in-class partner satisfaction and ongoing business value.  For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com/distribution.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 5, 2015 EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced a distribution partnership with Pronto Networks, a provider of carrier-class Operations Support Systems (OSS) that enable network operators to deploy and manage large public WLAN networks.  Pronto Networks software provides support for provisioning, configuration, authentication, access control, security, pre- and post-paid billing and roaming settlement.

The Pronto Cloud Controller (PCC) is a next-generation cloud Wi-Fi network configuration, management and monitoring solution that delivers enterprise-class functionality while eliminating upfront costs for on-site setup and maintenance.  Businesses can leverage PCC to deploy and centrally manage large numbers of access points distributed in a wireless network. Automatic provisioning and configuration of access points makes deployment a plug-and-play exercise. PCC supports multiple compatible Pronto Intelligent Access Points (PIAPs) for both indoor and outdoor environments.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Pronto Networks to make their managed Wi-Fi solutions available to our channel,” said Ryan Donovan, general manager and vice president of sales and service at EarthBend.  “Many businesses have enterprise-level needs, but limited IT resources at their disposal.  The cloud-managed WLAN technologies available from Pronto Networks offer a compelling and cost-effective way for organizations of any size to meet rapidly changing network demands.”

Key benefits of the Pronto Networks solutions include:

  • Elimination of expensive on-site controllers and avoidance of hidden costs, delivering capital expenditure savings
  • Rapid field deployment with zero-touch, automatic configuration and provisioning
  • Easy administration and control via a user-friendly and intuitive dashboard interface
  • Inclusion of free 24X7 support as well as periodic feature and firmware upgrades

“The Pronto Networks managed Wi-Fi solutions offer tremendous SMB and mid-market opportunities,” said Nandu Desai, CEO of Pronto Networks.  “We are eager to help EarthBend’s channel partners capitalize on the value proposition presented by our products.”

About EarthBend:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to a vast group of telecommunication resellers since 1993. In addition to its North American distribution footprint, EarthBend has been serving clients directly in the Midwest for 32 years. Today, EarthBend serves as an extension of its 3,000 plus customers, providing highly qualified engineers with key certifications from some of the largest voice, data and technology manufacturers in the industry. EarthBend’s offerings are highly scalable, secure, easily managed and optimized to meet evolving customer needs, and with an extreme focus on delivering cost-effective solutions and best-in class customer satisfaction.  For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com.

About Pronto Networks:
Pronto Networks is a leading global provider of cloud managed Wi-Fi and 4G-enabled access points to enterprises and the world’s top operators, including Airtel and Verizon. With a 14-year pedigree, Pronto manages millions of subscribers, over 100,000 deployments and 60-plus city-wide networks while enabling cost-effective rollout and monetization of all types of WLAN networks. Pronto’s remotely managed cloud dashboard saves enterprises management, configuration and maintenance costs while maintaining flexibility and scalability with zero ongoing platform management fees. Pronto Networks is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, USA, with additional offices throughout the US and India.  For more information, please visit www.prontonetworks.com.

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 4, 2015 EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced that it has expanded its distribution portfolio to include the Wavespot Social Wi-Fi Router.  The Wavespot advanced location marketing platform harnesses the ubiquity of free Wi-Fi services to capture consumer footprints while delivering on-premises marketing and analytics tools to businesses in a diverse range of markets, including retail, hospitality, public venues and educational institutions.

“The introduction of the Wavespot product to our distribution portfolio provides EarthBend channel partners with an exceptional opportunity to capitalize on the continued proliferation of social media platforms and their impact on modern marketing strategies,” said Ryan Donovan, general manager and vice president of sales and service at EarthBend.  “Businesses leveraging the Wavespot solution can provide free Wi-Fi service to their customers, while at the same time expanding their social media presence and more effectively targeting their marketing efforts.”

Key benefits of Wavespot’s integrated product suite include:

  • Enablement of targeted mobile rewards to customers using Wi-Fi services, allowing business to market more efficiently, at the right time and place.
  • Personalized email marketing and social media tools that help businesses build ongoing customer engagement and loyalty.
  • Real-time location analytics that reveal insights on customer profiles, walkthroughs and traffic patterns—observations that can drive improved marketing ROI and enhanced business performance.

“Wavespot delivers a truly innovative solution that integrates Wi-Fi access and social networking to drive targeted marketing engagement,” said Siddharth Singh, CEO of Wavespot.  “We are excited to introduce EarthBend’s channel partners to Wavespot and look forward to providing a new way for their customers to market and promote their businesses across social media platforms.”

About EarthBend:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to a vast group of telecommunication resellers since 1993. In addition to its North American distribution footprint, EarthBend has been serving clients directly in the Midwest for 32 years. Today, EarthBend serves as an extension of its 3,000 plus customers, providing highly qualified engineers with key certifications from some of the largest voice, data and technology manufacturers in the industry. EarthBend’s offerings are highly scalable, secure, easily managed and optimized to meet evolving customer needs, and with an extreme focus on delivering cost-effective solutions and best-in class customer satisfaction.  For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com.

About Wavespot:
Wavespot combines the ubiquity of Wi-Fi with the viral nature of social media to help merchants monetize their networks while actively engaging with customers. Wavespot’s location marketing routers automatically acquire new business via real-time socially shareable promotions and nourish already loyal customers through intelligent email marketing automation. The powerful analytics of the CRM help business owners correlate marketing successes with increases in foot traffic, as the routers automatically tabulate complete month-over-month traffic growth, like Bluetooth, but without an app. Wavespot’s location marketing router along with its cloud-based social CRM service are designed to work with franchisers of fast food restaurants, hotels, multi-location enterprises as well as independent merchants. For more information, please visit www.wavespot.net.

 

###

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Sept. 2, 2015 EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced that it has expanded its distribution portfolio to include the CirrusWorks Governor™ bandwidth optimization tool. The Governor is a next generation bandwidth management engine that does not require rules, policies or deep packet inspection. The solid-state appliance is designed for zero-configuration installation into almost any LAN configuration, enhancing Internet performance in a fully encrypted network environment.

“Our distribution partnership with CirrusWorks enables EarthBend to provide its channel partners with a simple, effective solution for enhancing Internet capacity in high traffic network environments,” said Ryan Donovan, general manager and vice president of sales and service at EarthBend.  “With the explosion of data throughput from mobile, streaming and web-based applications, the CirrusWorks Governor helps our reseller partners and their customers get the most from their infrastructure and circuit investment dollars.”

The CirrusWorks Governor automatically adjusts bandwidth utilization based on user demand in real time, regardless of what users are doing or how data is encrypted. “The Governor is extremely effective in unpredictable, high traffic network environments,” said David Giannini, CEO of CirrusWorks, “maximizing your investment in bandwidth, LAN infrastructure and network support costs, and ensuring fast and reliable Internet performance for all users, all the time.”

About EarthBend:
EarthBend has been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to a vast group of telecommunication resellers since 1993. In addition to its North American distribution footprint, EarthBend has been serving clients directly in the Midwest for 32 years. Today, EarthBend serves as an extension of its 3,000 plus customers, providing highly qualified engineers with key certifications from some of the largest voice, data and technology manufacturers in the industry. EarthBend’s offerings are highly scalable, secure, easily managed and optimized to meet evolving customer needs, and with an extreme focus on delivering cost-effective solutions and best-in class customer satisfaction.  For more information, please visit www.earthbend.com.

About CirrusWorks:
CirrusWorks is the leader in dynamic bandwidth management. Its proprietary Governor product optimizes traffic during peak congestion periods to ensure fast and reliable Internet performance for all users all the time. CirrusWorks is enabling organizations to improve network performance and avoid costly bandwidth upgrades simply, efficiently and more effectively. For more information, please visit www.cirrusworks.net.

###