Voice and data integrator, 3D Networks, has launched a new business unit to deliver Cisco IP communication solutions and services.
CEO, Chris Luxford, said it took 12 months to develop following a comprehensive review of the market place. It had considered working with other vendors, including Alcatel and NEC, but decided Cisco was the best option.
"It's an important step in our evolution to move beyond operating as a voice provider in the Nortel space," he said. "We want to offer an end-to-end solution to customers regardless of the technology they have in their network."
The new 3D business unit consists of about 30 qualified technical and sales staff along with demonstration and lab facilities in Melbourne and Sydney. Besides IP services, 3D would also offer managed service facilities.
Luxford said Cisco would provide the company with access to a development fund on certain IP technologies once it started winning customer deals.
3D was looking to attract new customers and would be specifically targeting contact centres, hospitality, healthcare, education and government, he said.