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H ONE & Fentons Partnership: Delivering next generation voice solutions

H One and Fentons are combining their respective expertise in software and hardware solutions and services to create what will undoubtedly be an unbeatable partnership to deliver the powerful and comprehensive voice collaboration solution, Microsoft Lync.

Microsoft® Lync® is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. With Lync, users can seamlessly keep track of their contacts' availability and presence; send an IM; start or join an audio, video, or web conference; or make a phone call—all through a consistent, familiar interface, available on Windows, Mac and mobile versions.

"We are pleased to team up with H One, to offer our customers a total Unified Communications solution. With our unmatched experience in the PABX market in Sri Lanka and H One's proven expertise in the software domain, the joint offering of a product from global giant Microsoft Corporation will certainly enhance the Enterprise customer experience," said Chandev Abhayaratne, Managing Director, Fentons Limited.

An esteemed Microsoft LAR and Tier 1 Partner, H One has made a name for delivering customized solutions that are expertly implemented and supported by a highly skilled team. This combined with their experience managing enterprise-class solutions enables them to deliver a range of value-added services on Lync, tailored to meet customer requirements. A Hirdaramani Group venture, H One provides IT infrastructure and business solutions to leading enterprises in the country. The company has grown in leaps and bounds in a short period of time and has also achieved considerable success with their solutions partners moving rapidly from Licensing Partner status to Enterprise Solutions Provider status across the board. Their primary focus is to enable visionary and progressive companies to manage and sustain growth in their business processes.

As an authorized partner for Microsoft Lync Server and a Voice Specialized Partner (VSP), Fentons Limited is one of Sri Lanka's leading integrated solutions providers for Building Systems infrastructure and ICT infrastructure. The company is a Systems Integrator in the category of "Specialist Contractor" under the EM-1 categorization by ICTAD in Sri Lanka. 90 years of stability, business acumen and trust enable the Fentons team to offer customers a unique "peace of mind" that is unmatched. At Fentons, over 350 qualified, skilled and passionate personnel provide services to more than 6,000 customers in industries that span virtually every sphere of activity.

To the consultant and customer, Fentons offers the unique advantage of end-to-end solutions from design to commissioning of voice, data, video, power, security and fire protection systems.

"Combining both companies experience and expertise, the H One-Fentons partnership will no doubt be an unbeatable combination in delivering next generation corporate voice solutions." said Samath Fernando, CEO of H One (Pvt) Ltd.

Connectivity is becoming more and more important for companies to succeed, and as CIOs struggle to enable this while meeting budgetary demands, solutions like Lync, delivered by the right team can make all the difference, he added.