TELECOM North America Enter Into Strategic Sales and Marketing Agreement
High-Tech Writers / Business Editors
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2004
EADS' Nexspan for Voice Service Offering to be Used For New
Rockefeller Group Telecommunications Services, Inc. (RGTS) and
EADS TELECOM North America (EADS) have entered into a strategic sales
and marketing agreement for a fully convergent, enhanced voice service
offering to the commercial marketplace. RGTS services over 1100
corporate clients in 23 states. RGTS is a subsidiary of The
Rockefeller Group, a New York-based corporation concentrated in real
estate, real estate services, and telecommunications.
RGTS is expanding its hosted service offerings by leveraging the
features and functionality of EADS' Nexspan(TM) voice communications
platform. The company's offerings will be made available to commercial
enterprises. In addition to a hosted and/or managed arrangement, the
company will also sell Nexspan products.
"We are very excited to be working with a company with the
staying-power of EADS. Expanding our hosted and managed services while
adding resale services is a logical extension of our
Telecommunications Services business," said Richard W. Helmuth,
President and CEO of RGTS. "By leveraging the next-generation Voice
over IP technology in Nexspan, combined with Rockefeller's 20 years of
telecommunications experience and 70 years of success in real estate,
we will be offering the marketplace a high-value service."
RGTS has provided managed communications solutions to tenants in
commercial office buildings for the past two decades. Targeted at
small to mid-sized companies, the hosted solution will allow the
company to offer its services to any company needing
telecommunications services, either through managed or hosted
"Nexspan's versatility offers Rockefeller an outstanding base for
its new offerings," said Philippe Lecat, president and CEO, EADS
TELECOM North America. "Nexspan not only provides a solid foundation
for an IP network, but it also allows RGTS the potential to preserve
an end-user's legacy system investment. In addition, with more than
5,000 Nexspan systems installed worldwide, it is a fully developed
system with a rich complement of applications and features available
A complete solution that features native IP and a unique network
signaling protocol, the Nexspan family has the ability to connect any
combination of analog, digital or IP phones and is scalable to support
up to 100,000 users in a network. In addition, Nexspan fits customers'
existing enterprise infrastructure and is compatible with all of the
IP and telephony protocols in common use today.
Rockefeller Group Telecommunications Services plans to introduce
the solution across the country in fourth quarter 2004.
About Rockefeller Group Telecommunications Services, Inc.
RGTS was founded in response to the Telecommunications
Deregulation Act of 1984, to coordinate the rapidly diverging elements
of telecommunications for the benefit of tenants located within the
buildings owned and managed by the Rockefeller Group. Since that time
the company's client base has grown steadily, as have its service
offerings. Initially it provided managed voice services, local and
long distance calling, cost allocation and reports, and voice mail.
RGTS today addresses the total communications needs of its clients
from the most common to the highly specialized by providing
custom-designed solutions and services.
For more information about RGTS, visit www.rgts.com or contact
Eric Strub at 212-282-2636.
About EADS in North America
EADS and its commercial telecom division, referred to as
Communication Information Networks (CIN), is a leading worldwide
provider of enterprise telephony solutions, including secure
information systems and networks based on key technologies such as
Telephony over IP, Contact Centers, systems management, directories
and web communication portals. EADS CIN is number 5 in Europe and
number 2 in France in the Enterprise Telephony sector, with
respectively 7% and 30% market share. EADS is a global IP Telephony
leader with an installed base of 100,000 IP licenses. CIN has a local
presence in 18 countries mainly in Europe and the United States.
EADS North America (the parent of EADS TELECOM North America,
Inc), with ten operating units and investments in 39 cities, offers a
broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the public
safety and homeland security, commercial, aerospace and defense
markets. EADS North America supports more than 100,000 North American
jobs. EADS is a global leader in public safety, aerospace, defense and
related services. The EADS Group includes Airbus and Eurocopter, is
prime contractor for the Ariane launcher, develops the A400M and is
the largest industrial partner for Galileo.
For more information about EADS telecom solutions in North
America, visit www.eadstelecom-na.com.
For more information about EADS North America, visit
www.eadsnorthamerica.com or contact Diane Murphy at 202-776-0988, or
EADS TELECOM North America
Laurie Buchanan, 469-365-3242
Tina Young, 972-661-0331
Rockefeller Group Contacts:
Rockefeller Group International, Inc.
Brian P. Mahoney, 212-282-2590
Sandra Manley, 212-282-2123
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