GOTHENBURG, Sweden--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ascom (SWX:ASCN) has been granted approval to be entered in the Spanish government catalogue. The approval is important and means that central or local public administrations can buy a range of Ascom products directly, without a public tender.
“We are very proud of this approval as it is crucial for an efficient way of working with our governmental customers and also partners in Spain which is an important market for growth”
All suppliers in the Spanish market strive to get listed in the government catalogue, since it gives easier access to the public sector business with reduced competition, better margins and a streamlined procurement process for the customer.
“We are very proud of this approval as it is crucial for an efficient way of working with our governmental customers and also partners in Spain which is an important market for growth”, said Dennis Andersson, Vice President Global Sales at Ascom Wireless Solutions.
“It also gives recognition to our portfolio and value propositions for our “critical communication” solutions to help our customers to improve efficiency and support workflow especially in the Healthcare sector”, Mr. Andersson continued.
The approval is valid for two years, and may be extended for another two years, meaning that Ascom products will be available for direct purchase by central and local public entities in Spain during this period. During the four years, no new companies will be entered in the catalogue.
For Ascom Wireless, it has been a long-standing ambition to be more accessible to public customers, specifically those in the public healthcare sector. Now, this part of the market is more accessible in Spain. The listing of Ascom as an official supplier to the Spanish state - and other official entities such as universities, the national health service, local administrations and city council, state agencies and administrations - is a result of the efforts of Ascom’s Spanish partner Sermicro.
Any central or local public administration of any kind, can now directly purchase the products listed in the catalogue without the need to open and launch a public tender. Ascom brand products will be listed in the public catalogue, which will alleviate the possibility to implement Ascom solutions in the public sector. Voice gateways, Ascom Dect and WiFi handsets, the Unite and Elise software suites and some other complimentary products are included in the agreement.
Sermicro and Ascom Wireless Solutions signed a distribution contract for Spain and Portugal at the beginning of 2013. Sermicro is certified by Ascom on all range of dect, Wifi, Telecare Ip and Unite solutions.
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ABOUT ASCOM WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, senior care, independent living, manufacturing industries, secure establishments, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, nurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated via Ascom Unite into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 11 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (ASCN:SIX).