Ascom Signs OEM Agreement with Turkish Telecom Company Karel

GOTHENBURG, Sweden--()--Ascom Wireless Solutions, a leading international provider of on-site wireless communications for critical business applications, has entered an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement to supply a professional wireless IP-DECT solution for Karel Electronics, Turkey’s largest private branch exchange (PBX) telecom manufacturer and the third largest in Europe.

As part of the agreement, Ascom will supply wireless DECT handsets, wireless IP-DECT infrastructure and accessories for the Turkish brand, which holds more than 50% of the Turkish PBX market share. Ascom will also provide administration and messaging platforms, tapping into the core strengths Ascom offers in the areas of mission-critical communications.

“We are very pleased with the trust Karel has shown by selecting us as their wireless supplier,” says Dennis Andersson, Vice President of Global Sales for Ascom. “This agreement will further strengthen our presence in Turkey and our market leading position in IP-DECT.”

“Ascom’s reputation for providing a robust wireless feature set combined with security and reliability that easily scales was a key reason we’ve selected the company as an OEM partner,” said Baki Şahin, Product Management Director of Karel Electronics, which has more than 9 million consumers worldwide. “Our customers, especially those in mission-critical areas, such as hospitals and industrial plants, can feel confident that the wireless IP-DECT solution Karel provides with Ascom is secure, scalable and tailored for their environment.”

The DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) standard provides a highly secure and reliable wireless telephony solution that is the leading platform worldwide for private wireless communication networks. Solutions built on this standard offer a mobile voice and data network that is secure and dependable, as well as offering all the benefits of cordless integration.

“With the Ascom IP-DECT solution, we are expanding our lineup of wireless applications and providing a secure solution for mission-critical business areas that offers clear, reliable signal connectivity combined with roaming opportunities,” added Baki Şahin, Product Management Director of Karel.

Ascom is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional cordless phones, with a substantial portion consisting of manufacturing OEM products for some of the world’s leading PBX and UC suppliers.

“Ascom wireless products are well-known in the telecom industry. OEM agreements, such as this one with Karel, are a reflection of the confidence the market has for our reliable, interoperable products and secure networking solutions”, concludes Andersson.”

For more information visit www.ascom.com/ws

ABOUT KAREL ELECTRONICS

Established in 1986 in Turkey, Karel Electronics is a market leader in PBX telecommunications systems, as well as offering call center solutions, visual communication and security systems. In addition, Karel offers electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to a variety of international brands, using the latest technologies in its world-class production facilities. With a total of 1300 employees, Karel is one of the three largest PBX producers in Europe and one of the 15 largest PBX producers in the world. With more than 50% of the Turkish market share for PBX systems, Karel exports products and technologies to more than 30 countries. Over 10 million users worldwide manage their communication using Karel systems. For more information, please visit www.karel.com.tr

ABOUT ASCOM WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, senior care, independent living, manufacturing industries, secure establishments, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, nurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated via Ascom Unite into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 13 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (ASCN:SIX).

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Contacts

Ascom Wireless Solutions
Patrik Nilsson, Director OEM Sales
Tel: +46 31 55 94 45
Email: patrik.nilsson@ascom.se

Release Summary

Ascom Signs OEM Agreement with Turkish Telecom Company Karel,Turkey’s largest private branch exchange (PBX) telecom manufacturer and the third largest in Europe.

Contacts

Ascom Wireless Solutions
Patrik Nilsson, Director OEM Sales
Tel: +46 31 55 94 45
Email: patrik.nilsson@ascom.se