Many of us are familiar with VoSky Technologies
the company behind the business class Skype
gateways allowing a company to leverage the myriad benefits of Skype within their corporate communications infrastructure. If you need to catch up, I invite you to read an article
written on the topic of Skype trunking by yours truly about a month ago.
So while Skype and VoSky are likely familiar names, most people are likely not aware of the fact that the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Actiontec Electronics
, a leading provider of broadband connectivity solutions for consumers and broadband service providers.
In a recent meeting with Lesley Kirchman Director of Marketing and Brian Henrichs VP of Business Development for the company I became aware the company’s tagline is “Solutions For a Digital Life.”
The company has been around since 1993 when it was in the analog modem business. Over time they evolved to do what a few companies have been successful at… Listening to telco needs, delivering on them and actually having the telcos buy.
The company has sold over five million devices and has roughly 300 people in their Sunnyvale, CA headquarters in the US. I think of the company as the Linksys
of the service provider world as they sell gateways in countless DSL varieties, IPTV
solutions and even FiOS solutions for Verizon.
Some of the more recent products allow you to transport data and entertainment within a house via wireless, HomePlug and numerous other technologies.
Another area of focus is technologies such as TR69 and WT140 which help can enhance the consumer experience.