Wednesday, January 9, 2008

3CX Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine’s 10th Annual Product of the Year Award

3CX Phone System for Windows Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

London, UK – 9 January 2008 - 3CX announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine ( has named 3CX Phone System for Windows as a recipient of its 2007 Product of the Year Award. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority Since 1998™.

3CX Phone System for Windows is a software-based IP PBX that replaces traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It is entirely SIP-standard based, and therefore interoperates with most popular SIP phones, SIP VoIP Gateways and SIP VoIP providers. It helps businesses give employees mobility, rids them of costly telephone tag and reduces administration and training time by IT staff.

“We are honored to receive this award from TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine as the publication is a prestigious VOIP authority. Being recognized by editors from such an important magazine confirms our commitment to delivering an innovative and high quality product,” said Nick Galea, CEO 3CX.

3CX has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. INTERNET TELEPHONY is pleased to grant a 2007 Product of the Year Award to 3CX Phone System for Windows”, said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. We’re proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from 3CX in the future.”

A full list of Product of the Year winners will be published in the February, 2008 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. (

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About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in Cyprus, USA, UK and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. The company is focused on the Windows IP PBX market with its innovative and award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows, which has been developed for the SMB market. For additional information on 3CX please visit


INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority since 1998™. Since the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has a circulation of 225,000 including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 6,000 most visited Web sites in the world by*, TMCnet serves as many as three million unique visitors each month. 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, and Call Center 2.0 Conference. For more information about TMC, visit (* is an company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither nor is affiliated with TMCnet.) For more information about TMC, visit

Monday, January 7, 2008

Top 20 VoIP Influencers for 2007

Owen Linderholm on January 2, 2008

As anyone who follows a communication industry knows, everything is changing all the time. But that is particularly true for VoIP and Internet telephony, especially now that the transition from VoIP-as-telephone-replacement to VoIP-as-enabler-of-business-processes is finally underway.

So here, in no particular order, are the people VoIP-News thinks are responsible for the most change in 2007 — either those who caused the most change directly or those who are influencing change in all kinds of ways — including changes that may not be felt in the market for years.

  1. Jeff Pulver: In many ways, Jeff Pulver is responsible for the huge growth and success of VoIP, and every time someone thinks that he is retiring or becoming less of an influence, back he comes for more. Suffice it to say that founding VON; brokering deals; and turning his attention to applications, Internet video and many other projects are all keeping him a primary VoIP influencer.
  2. Thomas Howe: Thomas Howe is less well known than most on this list, but what he's doing is highly significant. He is at the forefront of implementing the kind of change in businesses that VoIP is enabling. Rather than focusing on the technology side, like so many others in VoIP, he focuses on the business and how to effectively use technology. For example, the new way UPS Inc. uses business systems and VoIP — to see if you are going to be home if a package must be signed for — is all thanks to Thomas Howe.
To read the rest of the influencers, check here.