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Open VoIP Peering Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

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Virtual PBX® Receives Unified Communications® Magazine’s 2010 Product of the Year Award

Open VoIP Peering Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (April 19, 2011) – Virtual PBX, the inventor and leading supplier of hosted business phone services, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Virtual PBX’s Open VoIP Peering as a recipient of its 2010 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award.

The pioneer of the hosted PBX market, Virtual PBX became the first company to allow customers to have choice when it comes to using VoIP – known as Open VoIP Peering. Virtual PBX Open VoIP Peering provides businesses with greater flexibility to mix-and-match a VoIP network with any SIP-compliant phone.

“We developed the Open VoIP Peering blended service to give our users the option to use VoIP for cost savings, as well give them the ability to take a call anywhere,” says Paul Hammond, CEO of Virtual PBX. “We pride ourselves on being affordable for our customers, while still providing them with all the features and functionality a small business looks for and needs in a phone system.”

Open VoIP Peering gives users the ability to deploy an enterprise-class phone solution for a very low cash outlay. Existing businesses can now add VoIP interoperability to reduce costs since there is no additional cost from Virtual PBX for accessing soft phones, as is common with competitors who charge extra for proprietary digital-enabled phone extensions.

“Virtual PBX has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. Unified Communications is pleased to grant a 2010 Product of the Year Award for Virtual PBX’s Open VoIP Peering,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from Virtual PBX in the future.”

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about virtual pbx

Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives small and growing businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike. For more information on how your business can benefit from our innovation and passionate commitment to great customer service, visit us on the Web at

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

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 Magazine and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; CVx; Digium|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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