Active Communications Europe and Westcon Group Sign New Distribution Agreement for the ACS Lync Solution

Solution now available across Europe through Westcon Convergence Business Practice

Active CommunicationsAlmere, The Netherlands - Burgess Hill UK,  December 19th 2011 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its Westcon Convergence business practice has signed a distribution agreement with Active Communications Europe BV.  Active Communications is the creator of ACS Lync and a leader in Unified Communications solutions based upon Microsoft Lync.

The relationship extends Active's channel program into new markets, allowing its partner communities to immediately begin selling the ACS Lync appliance. With this agreement, Westcon is immediately expanding its portfolio with the easy-to-manage and easy to install ACS Lync Unified Communications solution.

  About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.

Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organisation enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue.

Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Avaya, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit

The Active Communications Server (ACS) is an appliance based on Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and can be easily deployed within the enterprise without the need of high consultancy fees.

Marco de Jager, responsible for Business Development within Active Communications said: "We are very excited that Westcon is our distribution partner for the European market. By working with Westcon, Active Communications builds on the European successes and raising its international profile. We only partner with companies that understand the unique needs both of resellers and end-users and can deliver true value to our partners. In Westcon we see a Value Added Distributor with a comprehensive portfolio of products that together, with our ACS Lync appliance, will form a unique proposition in the European market."

Guy Koster, European Director of Product Management and Product Marketing comments: "As we see increasing demand for the Microsoft Lync solution across Europe, this agreement is significant for our convergence business practice.  As part of this initiative, we are also assembling a best-of-breed portfolio of solutions and services. By using the ACS Lync appliance, our partners will now be able to install and maintain the Microsoft Lync solution and be able to offer a more complete convergence offering"

About Active Communications
Active Communications is a developer of software and is supplier of solutions for the effectiveness of communications between customers, employees and suppliers. Ease of use and low total cost of ownership are key differentiators for us. We help organisations within Europe ranging from 20 up to 10,000 employees. Further information is available at:


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Business Development,
Active Communications Europe BV:
Marco de Jager,
Tel +31 36 546 1229

UK Marketing Director:
Runa Macleod
Westcon Convergence
(01444) 872557

Media Contact:
Craig Librett
Westcon Group
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Runa Macleod

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