2017 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award

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2017 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award

TMC Labs and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine are proud to announce the 9th Annual Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award is now accepting applications!

The TMC Labs Innovation Awards honor products that demonstrate raw innovation, unique features, and significant contributions toward improving the unified communications technology.

While innovation is frequently a question of firsts, often it is taking an existing idea and improving upon it or looking at it from a slightly different perspective. Challenging established standards, and then introducing different approaches to achieve distinctive results certainly helps to define innovation within this industry.

TMC Labs does not grant Innovation Awards only to the best-selling products, but instead to those demonstrating raw innovation, uniqueness, and representing a significant contribution to the industry.

In fact, TMC Labs chooses only a few select products that we consider truly innovative. The TMC Labs engineers have extensive knowledge of the communications, Internet telephony, and call center industries from testing products as well as meeting with vendors and attending trade shows.

Please do not submit applications for beta products or products under NDA that have not been brought to market. However, newer versions of an existing product will be considered, even if the newer version is in "beta."

TMC Labs reserves the right to only analyze the feature-set of the older, existing product to guard against "vaporware" claims in the beta product.

Although TMC Labs may request a demo or test drive of the product, we do not require to actually test or use the product. Since there are too many applicants to test each product individually, we garner our information about the product from this application, checking customer references, looking at the feature-set, as well as examining screenshots for a "feel" for the product. We also utilize other resources such as our knowledge of the industry and our visits to industry-related tradeshows where we often actually see and demo many of the applicants' products.

An application supplement will need to be completed and uploaded with your application. Download Application Supplement here. Complete, save, and upload in application.

Winners of the Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Awards will be published in the Q4 2017 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

Apply Early and Save!

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017 - Entry Fee $895

Final Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2017 - Entry fee: $995

Sample Application

For more information, please contact The TMC Awards Team