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Virtual PBX Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine’s 11th Annual Product of the Year Award

Virtual PBX’s Open VoIP Peering Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

Virtual PBX® announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine ( has named Virtual PBX as a recipient of its 2008 Product of the Year Award for its new VoIP peering technology.

Virtual PBX’s open VoIP peering is a blended service that allows businesses off all sizes to take advantage of the cost-effectiveness of traditional hosted PBX services and the overall savings of VoIP technology. This marriage of technologies allows users to mix and match a VoIP network, softphone and handset to best meet their needs for features, cost and reliability, which is something no other company offers

“We appreciate this Product of the Year recognition from INTERNET TELEPHONY, which showcases our commitment to providing innovation and value to our customers,” said Paul Hammond, CEO of Virtual PBX. “With our Open VoIP peering technology, we give businesses cost-effective options for selecting best-in-class solutions for both traditional hosted PBX and VoIP services, helping them stay competitive in today’s challenging marketplace.”

“INTERNET TELEPHONY is pleased to grant a 2008 Product of the Year Award to Virtual PBX for their Open VoIP Peering innovation. Virtual PBX has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. “We’re proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of IP communications and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”

A full list of Product of the Year winners will be published in the February, 2009 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, ( INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998â„¢.

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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


INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998â„¢. Beginning with 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 reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO and Communications Developer Conference.

For more information about TMC, visit

Media Contacts:

Kenn Durrence

The Hoffman Agency

Greg Brashier

COO, Inc.

(888) 825-0800 x333

TMC Contact:

Jan Pierret

Marketing Manager

203-852-6800, ext. 228

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