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COMPUTERLINKS adds UCOPIA to its wireless portfolio

New distribution deal enables resellers to bring cost savings in operations and tech support for Wi-Fi service providers in businesses, hotels, schools, hospitals and local authorities

 
PRLog - May 15, 2012 - Newmarket, 14th May 2012: COMPUTERLINKS UK, the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, today announced a new distribution agreement in the UK and Ireland with UCOPIA Communications, a leading provider of security, mobility management and convergence solutions for voice, video and data applications on wired and wireless networks.

The agreement means that COMPUTERLINKS’ channel partners will now be able to complement their existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, including Ruckus Wireless, with UCOPIA’s Express, Advance or Eco-systems wireless solutions. These deliver:

•   A powerful authentication web portal that handles password provisioning, authentication and branding
•   Flexible user profile access control that lists the applications and services available to end-users
•   Zero configuration access which means there is no need for end users to reconfigure their device due to network configuration constraints or for the organisation to provide technical support
•   Full traceability as all traffic and session information is stored in an SQL database.

“Demand for Wi-Fi access to public and corporate networks is increasing all the time as working practices become more flexible and the appetite of users for mobile devices becomes virtually insatiable. To remain competitive, organisations of all sizes must have the means to cost-effectively and securely provide not only the infrastructure, but also the administration support to make the user experience as smooth as possible,” said David Caughtry, director of core technology at COMPUTERLINKS. “The agreement with UCOPIA means our channel partners now have access to a full range of tools that will enable them to deliver comprehensive guest access solutions to their clients and fast return to their businesses.”

The agreement further enhances COMPUTERLINKS’ established IT and network security capabilities by offering resellers access to Wi-Fi administration and management solutions to complement existing wireless network infrastructure solutions.

“We’re operating in a fast-growing and highly competitive market, so it’s vital we have the distribution infrastructure in place to enable us to support our customers effectively, and accelerate growth in this dynamic environment,” explained Didier Plateau, founder and CEO at UCOPIA Communications. “COMPUTERLINKS has the necessary depth of experience in networking and IT security, combined with a global presence and support infrastructure that will allow us to accelerate our growth while continuing to deliver excellent service to our clients.”

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About COMPUTERLINKS
COMPUTERLINKS is the next generation distributor of IT security, network performance and Internet technology, providing UK and Irish channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers and service providers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on dynamic technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation, and the growing area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of knowledge-based professional and managed services, to ensure its channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS is 100 per cent committed to the two-tier channel and delivers profitable growth to its partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has over 600 employees operating across 19 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.computerlinks.co.uk

About UCOPIA Communications
UCOPIA Communications offers security, mobility management and convergence solutions, for voice, video and data applications on wired and wireless networks. These solutions, which are particularly aimed at companies, hotels, schools, hospitals and local authorities, allow users to safely connect to the network, and to use business applications, internet and telephony in a simple and safe way.
UCOPIA Communications was founded in 2002 in response to the opportunities relating to the ever growing need of professional organisations for mobility, ubiquitous internet accesses, information systems and business applications and to the emergence and industrial development of wireless networks and their security. The company now has over 4000 clients in all sectors, a network of over 150 partners and over 58 million users on its portals. For more information, visit www.ucopia.com

For further information about this news please contact:

Joanne Smith
Goode Communications
+44 (0) 1491 873 323
joanne.smith@goode.co.uk

Peter McEvoy
COMPUTERLINKS
+44 (0) 1638 569 600
peter.mcevoy@computerlinks.co.uk

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