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Industry's FIRST ``VoIP Reality Check'' Panel Debuts at Los Angeles INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Fall 2004
[September 29, 2004]

Industry's FIRST ``VoIP Reality Check'' Panel Debuts at Los Angeles INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Fall 2004

NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 29, 2004 -- Industry's Foremost Experts from Media and Analyst Communities to Address Challenges Facing Telecom's Fast-Growing Sector at Leading Industry Conference

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced the final participant list for its unique "VoIP Reality Check Panel," which will take place at the upcoming INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO in Los Angeles.

Named "VoIP Reality Check," this meeting will feature the industry's leading editors, analysts and reporters who cover VoIP, offering conference attendees their respective opinions on the pitfalls as well as the benefits of today's VoIP technology. The distinguished list of participants includes:

-- Al Senia, Managing Editor, America's Network

-- Rafe Needleman, Editor, Business Buying Advice, CNET

-- Elizabeth Herrell, Vice President, Forrester Research

-- Greg Galitzine, Editorial Director, Internet Telephony

-- Charlotte Wolter, Editor-in-Chief, New Telephony

The 10th INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO will take place October 4-7, 2004 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The "VoIP Reality Check" session will be held Wednesday, October 6th at 12:00 noon.

Topics to be discussed include:

-- 911 Connectivity

-- Wiretapping

-- Vulnerability to power outages

-- Susceptibility to worms, viruses and hackers

-- What vendors aren't telling you

-- Regulatory threats

-- QoS problems that need solving

-- Installation Issues and Pitfalls

-- WiFi Telephony Security

According to TMC president Rich Tehrani, the VoIP industry desperately needs this candid evaluation of its progress.

"VoIP adoption has spread so quickly that there hasn't been time for a reality check. We will host the industry's best and brightest editors from the most influential industry-focused publications and discuss the industry's most crucial topics," explained Tehrani.

Tehrani continued, "Launched in 1999, INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO was the first VoIP conference to focus on bringing buyers and sellers together. This event is the pivotal show where the world convenes to select VoIP products for deployment."

Registration for the show is now open. Anyone interested may register by visiting Very limited booth space remains as well. Vendors interested in exhibiting at the show should contact Dave Rodriguez right away at 203-852-6800, ext. 146. Or send e-mail to

Members of the press interested in participating on the panel should contact Mostafa Razzak of 23-31 Communications: 646-442-3361 or

About TMC(R)

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes two magazines: Customer Interaction Solutions, and Internet Telephony, and the online publications,, WiFi Revolution,, Planet PDA Magazine, Alternative Power and BiometriTech. TMC Labs tests new products in its own on-site laboratories and provides factual, unbiased product reviews. TMC also produces VoIP Developer Conference, WiMAXcon, TMC University Certification Courses, The Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit, IP Contact Center Summit, and Speech-World Conference. publishes more than 25 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Web site at

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