There is so much happening in the Zultys saga right now. Here is an update from this past Friday. Some of this article is based on the very vibrant conversations taking place on this blog entry. The worldwide Zultys community has been communicating via this blog entry which has become the source of much news on the subject.
Here are some highlights from the above-linked article:
The accusations led Avi Weinrib, acting President and CEO of Pivot VoIP, to respond publicly on Rich Tehrani’s VoIP Blog, announcing their intentions to “continue the product development and support of the Zultys line and to enable us to maintain the strong relationship with its reseller base, should we be successful at the auction.”
In his posting, Weinrib stated:
• We will continue the product development cycle in the Silicon Valley, in our new offices in Mountain View.
• We believe strongly in the product and we already have on board the very right team to continue to support it.
• We look at the distribution channels as a most valuable asset to us.
The statement is consistent with job postings found on leading Internet employment sites, indicating the company’s plans to remain in the Silicon Valley . Pivot’s intentions were also confirmed by Vladimir Movshovich, the former vice president of technology at Zultys who was recruited to Pivot along with a core set of former engineers.
“Pivot is planning to continue to product. Pivot is also planning to continue to utilize the reseller channel to make the company profitable as soon as possible,” Movshovich told TMCnet during a telephone interview.
Meanwhile, Zultys Founder Iain Milnes has confirmed that he has left the country; however, the company is still involved in the auction process. Although he has been outbid, he is currently trying to raise additional funding by rallying the reseller community to participate in the bid.