Vertical Communications

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Vertical Communications, Inc.
Traded as OTC Pink: VRCC
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1982
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, United States
Key people
Bill Tauscher (CEO, CFO, Chairman); Peter Bailey, President and COO
Products Software PBX; business telephone systems; IP-PBX

Vertical Communications, Inc. is a corporation that specializes in premises-based private branch exchanges, i.e., business telephone systems. Vertical Communications changed its name on January 1, 2005 from Artisoft, Inc. after acquiring Vertical Networks in September 2004. In September 2005, Vertical Communications acquired Comdial. On December 1, 2006, Vodavi Technology was acquired by Vertical Communications.


Vertical offers new telecommunications products, as well as products from legacy product lines including:

  1. Wave IP 500
  2. Wave IP 2500
  3. SBX IP 320
  4. Xcelerator IP
  5. TeleVantage
  6. InstantOffice
  7. DX-120
  8. FX II
  9. MP5000
  10. Vodavi Starplus STS
  11. Vodavi Tellenium IP
  12. Vodavi XTS IP

Partner programs[edit]

Vertical sells almost exclusively through a value-added reseller (VAR) channel. Partners must meet certain minimum requirements to become a VAR, including purchasing a demo system and qualifying technical personnel by having them attend online training.[citation needed]