The Summit Group has acquired the assets and customers of SIPTalk and OnPBX, the two VoIP communications subsidiaries once owned by the now-defunct PCRange.
Melbourne-based Summit Group founder and chief executive Greg Lipschitz said the acquisitions were initiated after reading about PCRange’s voluntary liquidation on CRN.
“We purchased stock (IP telephones) and the customer base as an ongoing concern for an undisclosed sum,” Lipschitz told CRN.
Lipschitz added that in the past, Summit Group had worked with PCRange by purchasing "some Billion hardware products over the years" but that was not the reason why they decided to buy its assets.
“Summit provides internet and data, voice, datacentre and cloud services. The SIPTalk and OnPBX brands aligns with our SIP services, FlexPBX hosted and PBX platform.
“PCRange had a large stock holding that was of value and we saw some value in being able to acquire their customer base and cross sell other products and services,” added Lipschitz.
He said the deal took over a week to be finalised with PCRange’s Adelaide-based liquidators, Tarquin Raoul Koch of Anthony Matthews & Associates.
Lipschitz added that his company was currently looking for resellers. “There are 35 current resellers who we will seek to continue a relationship with. We will provide customers with an ongoing service during the transition and will seek to contact everyone over the coming days to transition them to the Summit platform."
The Summit Group, which acts both as a wholesaler and retailer, supplies managed service providers, IT resellers, small ISPs, virtual ISPs, telephone system installers and VARs access via a reseller and wholesale program.
Adelaide-based networking distributor PCRange was liquidated after 16 years in business.