Just returning from a week of vacation and catching up with emails.
Amongst the mountain of messages, I see that Rich picked up on a perfect example of our SIP Architecture and that leverages the "best of breed". See: Another IP Communications Choice The key to this announcement is that a well established company with strong customer relationships was able to pull together the industry's leading enabling technology companies. By using SIP, years of hard work on the part of the vendors can come together very quickly to create packaged customer solutions.
The combination of partners gives Aastra a very unique position in the market. I bet we'll see some great end-customer stories in the future.