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TechWeb's VoiceCon(R) Orlando 2010 Announces Best of VoiceCon Finalists

Over 40 Submissions Received Signify Innovation in Enterprise Communications Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VoiceCon®, produced by TechWeb, today announced the seven finalists of the Best of VoiceCon program, which recognizes exhibitors who have made significant technological advancements within the enterprise communications industry. A panel of industry leading judges will select the winner, which will be announced at VoiceCon Orlando 2010, happening March 22-25 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center. For more information on Best of VoiceCon, visit: http://www.voicecon.com/bestofvoicecon/.

The seven finalists selected from over 40 submissions include:

  • Acme Packet -- Acme Packet Net-Net Session Border Controller in Skype for SIP: Skype has deployed Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to simplify the interoperability and feature compatibility of the Skype for SIP beta offering with enterprise IP-PBX equipment.
  • Avaya -- Avaya Aura Solution for Midsize Enterprises: A single-server, unified communications solution for businesses as small as 100 employees and scalable up to 2400 users and 250 locations.
  • Cisco -- Cisco Intercompany Media Engine: A new product that establishes a foundation for cross-organization rich media communications.
  • NET -- VX1200 with Extend features: Designed to support the adoption of enterprise voice for Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2 customers, providing branch offices with several key features.
  • Psytechnics -- Experience Manager 5 with Service Desk Manager: Delivers per session QoE visibility to enable user- experience based IT operations and service management.
  • Siemens Enterprise Communications -- OpenScape UC Server 2010: The new iteration of Siemens' next-generation, software-based enterprise communications platform for Voice, UC, Contact Center, Video and Mobility.
  • Sipera -- Sipera Secure Live Communications (SLiC): A security solution enabling employees to use VoIP, UC, cloud telephony, and other low-cost and feature-rich communications applications on mobile devices.

"These Best of VoiceCon finalists present innovative, applicable solutions within enterprise communications," said Eric Krapf, VoiceCon Program Co-Chair. "As an award chosen by a distinguished panel of judges, we believe Best of VoiceCon will become the gold standard for achievement in this market. We applaud all participating companies for continuing to revolutionize the industry, and we look forward to presenting the Best of VoiceCon award at VoiceCon Orlando."

Evaluating each company's technological innovation and value to market, judges selected seven finalists to compete for the Best of VoiceCon award; the field of finalists was expanded from the initially-announced six to seven when the judges' voting produced a tie. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 24 at VoiceCon Orlando. The Best of VoiceCon's judging panel of industry experts includes:

  • Eric Krapf, VoiceCon Program Co-chair
  • Fred Knight, VoiceCon GM and Co-chair
  • Michael Finneran, President, dBrn Associates
  • Marty Parker, Principal, UniComm Consulting
  • Sorell Slaymaker, Communications Architect, Unified IT Systems
  • David Stein, Principal, PlanNet Consulting
  • Allan Sulkin, President, TEQConsult Group

VoiceCon is the leading event for enterprise decision-makers to evaluate options for migrating to and leveraging IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications. VoiceCon is both a conference and an exhibition, and VoiceCon Orlando will present over 120 leading hardware and software suppliers and service providers in enterprise IP Telephony and Unified Communications. Among the companies exhibiting are: Avaya, Cisco, Siemens Enterprise Communications Group, Aastra, Alcatel-Lucent, Aspect, AT&T, Dimension Data, HP, IBM, Interactive Intelligence, Microsoft, Mitel, Motorola, NEC Corporation of America, Polycom, ShoreTel, Tandberg, Verizon, Axede SA, Brocade, Sprint and Vidyo.

About VoiceCon®

Now in its 20th year, VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. In 2009, VoiceCon Orlando was named one of Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50, a distinguished award recognizing the fastest-growing tradeshows. 2009 is the third time since 2005 that VoiceCon has received this prestigious award. VoiceCon also has launched No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter -- VoiceCon eNews (http://www.voicecon.com/enews) -- the VoiceCon Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit http://www.voicecon.com/.

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading magazines. TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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