TMCnet Feature
May 13, 2011

2011 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award Winners Announced

Norwalk, CT (May 13, 2011) —TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, today announced winners of the 2011 TMC (News - Alert) Labs Innovation Awards, presented by its publication, Unified Communications

The TMC Labs Innovation Award honors ground-breaking products that have helped advance unified communications. While innovation is generally a question of firsts, often it involves taking an existing idea and improving upon it. Challenging established standards and introducing different strategies often indicates progression within the industry.

Unified Communications (News - Alert) has seen tremendous growth. Because of major advances in UC technologies and the number of new entries in this market, TMC Labs honors only those who made significant strides in advancing UC solutions with this Innovation Award,” said Tom Keating, chief technology officer and executive technology editor for TMC Labs. “There were many entries, and while all entries should be commended for their efforts in the advancement of UC technologies, only a select few showed the most advanced innovations.”

Two factors that are not a part in determining the winners are company revenue and number of products sold. Rather, the TMC Labs Innovation Award is based on the concept thattheproduct or service demonstrates raw innovation and represents a major contribution to the industry.

"TMC Labs has honored those companies that proved they upheld the highest standards in advancing unified communications solutions. Trend-setting companies that launched a new product or made an outstanding improvement to an existing application were singled out,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO. “The TMC Labs engineers have extensive knowledge of the UC market and selected only those companies that demonstrated their out-of-box thinking to transform the industry. Congratulations to all the winners."

TMC Labs is the communications industry’s only in-house testing lab providing objective testing and reviews. 

TMC Labs Innovation Award winners will be published with individual in-depth reviews in Unified Communications' June 2011 issue

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2011 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award Winners 




ADTRAN Virtualized NetVanta Unified Communications (UC) solution

Digium, Inc



Fonality Heads-Up-Display Mobile

High Speed Video


Presence Technology

Presence Hosted Contact Center

Toshiba Telecommunication Systems Division

Strata Meeting


ZoomSwitch ZMS20-UC

About Unified Communications magazine

Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to organize unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features: a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with top hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street point of view on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 100,000.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. 

TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s largest and best-attended IP Communications event. ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2011 was ranked #3 on Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award List.  TMC expects to accelerate ITEXPO West’s growth by bringing the show to Austin, one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the country.  In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop, DevCon5: The HTML5 Development Conference; CVx; Digium|Asterisk (News - Alert) World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance, MSPWorld and more!  Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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Edited by Stefanie Mosca
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