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April 25, 2007

Smoothstone Launches VoIP Service Providers Channel on TMCnet

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(Norwalk, CT – April 25, 2007) Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC (News - Alert)) today announced that the VoIP Service Providers channel, sponsored by Smoothstone IP Communications, has been launched as the 108th addition to the TMCnet channel program.

The VoIP Service Providers channel promotes VoIP solutions and includes an overview of Smoothstone’s products. In addition, visitors can find valuable resources such as feature articles, industry news, video case studies, a recently released white paper introducing Converged Communications as a Service (CCaaS) and a VoIP communications total cost of ownership (TCO) calculator.
TMCnet’s channels are micro-targeted information portals where readers can find topic-specific news, articles, feature stories and product reviews. TMCnet currently features more than 70 channels covering important topics in the IP Communications, VoIP, IP Telephony, CRM, Call Center and Information Technology industries.
“Smoothstone is pleased to join forces with TMC, the communications and technology media leader,” said Russ Maney, Vice President Marketing at Smoothstone. “Taking advantage of TMCnet’s credibility and expertise in driving traffic will reinforce our branding and distinguish Smoothstone as the leading VoIP solutions and services provider in the market today.”
Smoothstone provides a portfolio of fully managed IP communication solutions, delivered as services from its central platform and over its private, converged and nationwide network. To deliver these services, the company uses a professional services approach, which results in a unique set of solutions for each of its mid-sized enterprise clients. This includes understanding each client’s unique needs and then collaboratively creating solutions to fit them.
However, designing and implementing communication solutions is just part of Smoothstone’s services. They then fully manage these solutions for their clients, which frees up client IT staffs to concentrate on business-related projects, instead of communication systems management and maintenance. This end-to-end, ongoing management and support, combined with the higher efficiency of delivering communication solutions as services, results in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for Smoothstone’s clients.
“TMCnet welcomes Smoothstone’s VoIP Service Providers channel into our program,” stated Rich Tehrani, TMC President. “They are a well-respected VoIP company that shares our vision in the advancement of new technologies. Our channel program is a community-building vehicle that assists our partners in building their brand, while contributing to the vast array of valuable content which drives traffic to TMCnet, the most-visited communications and technology Web site in the world.”
TMCnet is ranked among the top 0.003 percent of the most visited Web sites in the world by, an company that monitors Web traffic. TMCnet is viewed by more than one million unique visitors every month representing 18 million page views, according to WebTrends, and saw nearly two million visitors in January 2007.
For information on TMCnet’s channels program, please contact John Sorel at (203) 852-6800, ext. 229 or e-mail:
About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Inter@ction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine, IMS Magazine and Unified Communications (News - Alert) (launching summer 2007). TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 0.003 percent of sites in the world by*, TMCnet serves nearly two million unique visitors each month, according to WebTrends. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Communications Developer Conference, IMS Expo and Call Center 2.0 Conference. publishes more than 15 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit (* is an company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither nor is affiliated with TMCnet.)
About Smoothstone IP Communications
Smoothstone is an entirely new kind of communication services provider -- a Converged Communications as a Service (CCaaS) provider. As such, it is the first truly seamless convergence of a professional services firm, an equipment vendor and a carrier into one, client service-focused company. The company’s CCaaS-based business model has enabled Smoothstone to become the leading, nationwide provider of fully managed IP communication solutions for mid-sized enterprises. The company’s unique and proprietary IP communications platform provides centrally managed services -- including VoIP -- over a private, nationwide network, with local dial tone available in over 6,200 local calling areas. Smoothstone is a Cisco Powered Network member and is the oldest fully managed VoIP company in the U.S. For more information about Smoothstone and the CCaaS concept, visit
TMC Contact:
Mae Kowalke
Channel Editor, TMCnet
Tel: 203-852-6800
Fax: 203-853-2845
Smoothstone Contact:
Russ Maney
VP, Marketing
Tel: 502-315-5177
Fax: 502-736-2754


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