Tempura Communications was founded in 2002. We brought our extensive experience working in the Web based software, IT, systems development, integration and video conferencing industry to the business client base. The company started by specialising in IP infrastructure and telecom links, enabling solutions and providing access to products and services from Tier 1 ISPs; to the reseller channel in the UK and Ireland.
Tempura provided hosting solutions, and data and internet connectivity from inception to present day. Its first vendor partners were BT, GTT (was easynet) and Verizon then Worldcom. In 2006 other ISP relationships were created, plus the addition of VOIP hosted services. ISPs included NTL/Telewest now Virgin, MDNX, Bulldog then Cable & Wireless now Vodafone, KCOM, Global Crossing and others.
Tempura moved from its office in Bath to split into 2 offices, one in Bristol and one in Basingstoke. In July 2007 we closed both and moved to Tempura’s fully-owned premises in Basingstoke, where we still are today. We then strategically opened another office in Canary Wharf in London in 2012, which followed an office in Dublin, Ireland 2 years earlier in 2010.
In 2008, we saw an opportunity for the business to venture into video conferencing and secured a distributor level accreditation from Vidyo initially and then Lifesize, and more recently in 2015 added Yealink and since have continued to add related brands providing complimentary products, accessories and services. DTEN for Zoom Interactive all in one screens an example of these additions with more coming in 2021.
More recently Yealink 2nd Generation videoconferencing systems have created disruption to the market with aggressively priced fully featured systems that have innovation with USB recording, wireless data sharing and in 2019 announced a range of native Microsoft Teams systems to the line up, as well as a Zoom Rooms portfolio using both Android and Windows 10 Technology. Yealink known more for phones, have added Speakers, Microphones a range of headsets and USB Cameras to further strengthen the range.
Over the years, Tempura has effectively enabled internet connectivity, Voice services and video conferencing solutions for varying businesses; from small businesses, to hotel chains, government departments and the largest and well-known companies in the world, through a network of local focused partners to the largest Value added Resellers in the country.
Tempura Communications continues to lead in the distribution of VoIP, connectivity, and video conferencing solutions supplying to over 1,500 resellers from a base of over 6500 partners in the UK and Ireland. The business has kept its strong vendor partnerships and has recently added multiple options of IP voice handset and video conferencing systems, and accessories such as Heckler Design – Table Meeting Room chassis and consoles, STEM Audio Microphone solutions, Konftel Audio Conferencing and Video solutions and Yamaha professional audio solutions to its portfolio.
Today Tempura supply product and services from over 100 different vendors that complement the vision via the primary solutions and services identified from day 1. The focus of the organisation remains on the supply of the best products and solutions, to the best clients managed via a great network of Partners supported by the team at Tempura.
The Portfolio is split across 3 distinct areas, Networking, Voice and Video; a range of professional services we offer bring together best of breed products to create some of the best solutions available anywhere. New innovative products from Logitech, AVer and services from Lifesize, bespoke design video call centres from Vidyo, and new videophone, telephone and video technologies from Yealink, along with aggressive pricing and product offerings from GTT, Colt, Virgin and Vodafone; connectivity and hosting solutions provide exciting times with changing horizons, with a portfolio that is always fresh and up to date.