TalkSwitch and its local distribution partner, Lan 1, have launched a reseller certification program across the vendor's range of VoIP products.
Lan 1 has represented TalkSwitch since November of last year. The certification program involves a mandatory yearly training day and quarterly webinars. Resellers are required to have one engineer certified under the program.
In return for signing up, resellers get access to a lead based referral system, a bid desk, discounted internal not-for-resale products and marketing development programs as well as funding.
Lan 1 networking business manager, Mark Roberts, said the certification program was designed to open up new markets to IP integrators. "There's a lot of interest in low burden, easy-to-use PBX products at the moment," he said.
Lan 1 currently has 70 resellers. Roberts said the plan was to grow that number to 100 by the end of the year.
TalkSwitch recently won a VON Magazine Innovator Award, and is one of 65 companies world wide to have received the prize. The vendor develops phone systems exclusively for small business purposes.