News | January 8, 2014

Novus LLC Achieves Microsoft Gold Communications Competency

Value Added Distributor for UC Hardware and Services is one of the only Microsoft Certified Distributors in North America

Novus LLC, a distributor of telecommunications and IP equipment, recently announced that it has achieved Microsoft’s Partner Network Gold Communications competency.

This designation, which is based on the company meeting rigorous technical, sales and marketing standards, validates Novus’ expertise with Lync and provides the company with a broad set of benefits with which to better serve current and future customers.

“Achieving Microsoft Gold Communications Competency as a value-added-distributor is rare, and we’re one of a select few in the world with the designation,” said Chris Meehan, managing partner at Novus. “Earning Microsoft Gold Communications status solidifies our role as a leading provider of Microsoft Lync solutions, which is fast becoming the unified communications platform of choice for companies large and small. It is important for both integrators and their enterprise clients to have the assurance that the entire value chain is Microsoft certified.”

The competency indicates that Novus has demonstrated greater value to its customers by demonstrating best-in-class capabilities that have been subject to a rigorous and auditable approval process.

Novus’ goal is to help expand the base of Microsoft Lync users. The company expects to leverage the benefits that come with being a Gold partner, and will extend its knowledge throughout the entire channel ecosystem. 

“We congratulate Novus on becoming a Gold Certified partner,” said Sami Abou Saab, Partner/Channel Marketing Manager at Microsoft. “This designation solidifies not only their commitment to Lync but their technical expertise and ability to effectively deliver superior solutions to the marketplace.”

Novus is laser focused on IP-based telecommunications. That specialization has benefitted customers, and the certification only adds to the value and peace of mind of buying from Novus.

Novus has consistently filled out its portfolio of Lync-based products and is becoming a one-stop-shop for Lync hardware, with a full complement of IP phones, media gateways, headsets, load balancers and SIP trunks. Novus will continue to fortify its capabilities and product portfolio along with the growth of Microsoft Lync.

About Novus
Novus is a leading distributor of legacy and IP voice and data communications technology with nearly three decades of experience advising and supporting value added resellers (VARs) throughout North America. The firm works with more than a dozen equipment manufacturers and their distributors to sell and support affordable, innovative telecommunications solutions. In December 2013, Novus achieved Microsoft's Partner Network Gold Communications competency, one of the only such distributors in North America to do so. The company supports the legacy products of Nortel, NEC, Avaya, and Vodavi, and acts as a liaison for manufacturer-supported programs for remanufactured, new, manufacturer discontinued and end-of-life products. Novus also provides call center management, consultation and asset management services. For more information, visit