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Kordia NZ first to receive Microsoft Lync 2013 certification

Media release
7 January 2013

Kordia NZ first to receive Microsoft Lync 2013 certification
Cost savings and total control for customers
Kordia New Zealand is the first company in New Zealand to achieve Microsoft Lync™ 2013 certification for business SIP service– delivered over its class-leading OnKor WAN.

Kordia was previously Microsoft Lync 2010 certified. The updated certification means customers choosing the latest version Microsoft Lync 2013 can be confident of network support for all of Lyncs’ new features.

Only products and vendors that meet Microsoft’s rigorous and extensive testing requirements and conform to Microsoft specifications receive the qualification.

The Lync Server 2013 gateway is built into Kordia’s fully-converged OnKor network which currently provides services to corporate customers around New Zealand and Australia.

Murray Goodman, manager of WAN & Converged Services at Kordia New Zealand says the additional certification is great news for local businesses – particularly those who want the confidence and security of having certified SIP connectivity for Microsoft Lync.

“Kordia’s OnKor solution enables businesses to put voice and data into one network, making it easier to manage, more reliable and boosts network performance.

“When you integrate Microsoft Lync™ 2013 on top of that, you no longer need to invest in separate media gateways to connect to the PSTN – this means real cost savings and total control for our customers. It also removes a lot of the uncertainty for customers when upgrading to Lync 2013, knowing that Microsoft and Kordia have already tested interoperability end-to-end.”

Kordia customers using or deploying Microsoft Lync 2013™ can take advantage of a variety of new features.

Benefits include new conferencing features, persistent chat, and a Lync Web app that enables users to join a Lync Meeting remotely using their web browser while still having access to HD video, Voice over IP (VoIP), instant messaging and desktop and file sharing.

Paul Dolley, Solutions Specialist, Voice Enterprise at Microsoft says Lync 2013 is creating an enormous buzz in the New Zealand marketplace with its enhanced Voice, Video, & Mobility features, along with the ability to federate to Skype Users.

“It’s great to see a New Zealand company such as Kordia become one of the first service providers globally, and the first in New Zealand to qualify their OnKor SIP Trunking PSTN solution against Lync 2013 through the Microsoft Open Interop Program (OIP).

“This gives customers peace of mind that the OnKor SIP Trunking service has been independently qualified to meet and pass all the requirements of Lync 2013 Interoperability program for SIP Trunking Providers.”


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