Vertical Receives Unified Communications® Magazine’s 2009 Product of the Year Award
Wave IP 500™ Recognized for Exceptional Innovation
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 21, 2010 –– Vertical Communications, a leading provider of next-generation IP-based phone systems and voice applications announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named the Wave IP 500 converged telephony system for branch and small offices as a recipient of its 2009 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award.
"Today's award for exceptional innovation in Unified Communications is validation of the power of Wave IP's Applications Inside architecture – the ability to deliver high-value voice applications integrated with VoIP telephony as a single system", said Peter Bailey, President for Vertical Communications. "Wave IP offers customers a full portfolio of voice applications that can enhance business operations, increase productivity through best practices, and drive savings in operational and management costs. As a fully integrated "on-the-box" solution, these capabilities do not require any additional infrastructure investment and can be deployed and managed through Wave IP's Global Administrator console."
The Wave IP Business Communications System is a comprehensive IP business phone system family designed for enterprises of all sizes. Cost-sensitive small- to medium-sized businesses, and larger distributed organizations seeking to reduce overhead associated with managing business communications can easily transform their legacy telephony infrastructure into an application-rich, next-generation VoIP solution by deploying Wave IP. As a fully integrated solution, Wave IP offers customers ultimate flexibility and features – unified communications, contact center, call recording, reporting, networking, management, custom call routing applications and IVR – in a single system.
"It is an honor to grant Vertical Communications with a 2009 Product of the Year Award for the Wave IP 500 converged telephony system. Vertical has proven their dedication to quality and excellence while supporting the needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We look forward to seeing continued advancement in technology solutions from Vertical in the future".
"We have an aggressive product development strategy in place for Wave IP and our approach to Unifying Communications will continue to set the standard in the telephony industry, as part of this strategy we will be releasing a major software update in June that will introduce Mobile Extension, offering the ability to use any device on any network as a PBX extension, an integrated Softphone in our award winning ViewPoint desktop application and secure corporate Instant Messaging", said Bailey.
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 deploy 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 leading hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 100,000. For more information, please visit www.uc-mag.com
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners).
TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: IT.TMCnet.com, 4G-wirelessevolution.TMCnet.com, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.TMCnet.com, Cable.TMCnet.com, Satellite.TMCnet.com, Green.TMCnet.com, Healthcare.TMCnet.com, and Education.TMCnet.com. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com
About Vertical Communications, Inc.
Vertical Communications is one of the largest telephony vendors in North America and a global leader in next-generation IP-based voice and data and digital communications systems for business, with a current installed base of over 200,000 customers. Vertical combines voice and data technologies with business process understanding to deliver integrated IP-PBX and application solutions that enhance customer service and business productivity. Vertical’s customers are leading companies of all sizes, from small to large and distributed, and include CVS/pharmacy, Staples and Apria Healthcare. Vertical delivers its solutions through a worldwide network of over 1800 business partners. With headquarters in Santa Clara CA, Vertical has sales, engineering and operations facilities in Cambridge MA, Charlottesville VA, Phoenix AZ, Sarasota FL, Munich Germany and Hyderabad India. For more information about Vertical, please call 877-VERTICAL or visit www.vertical.com.
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