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NEC, Premier Partner on IP Telephony

November 18, 2008
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Irving, Texas-based NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. is teaming up with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.), to offer NEC’s complete IP telephony line under the Univerge 360 framework to Premier’s hospital and healthcare provider members.

According to the companies, NEC aims to leverage its communications tools, applications and services to unify business communications to the more than 2,000 hospitals and 53,000 healthcare sites that are members of the Premier healthcare alliance. Members will have access to special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for NEC’s line of IP telephony products, including the Univerge SV8000 series of communication servers, UC for Business and the Univerge family of terminals. NEC will also provide professional services for installation and ongoing maintenance, they say.



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