VOXOX WINS 2009 “BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE” AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARD™, “THE STEVIES”
June 24, 2009
SAN DIEGO – June 24, 2009 – TelCentris, Inc., a new type of telephony company based in San Diego, today announced its free consumer service VoxOx was named “Best New Product or Service – New Desktop/End-User or Server Software” at The 2009 American Business Awards, also known as “The Stevie Awards.” VoxOx was announced the winner at the Stevie Awards annual gala held on Monday, June 22 in New York City. With competition in their category from a host of companies, VoxOx was honored for bringing voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and File Sharing together into a single software service to help consumers take control of their interconnected lifestyles.
Hailed by The New York Post as “the business world’s Oscars,” The American Business Awards is the nation’s premier business awards program. Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.
“We are extremely pleased and honored that the American Business Awards selected VoxOx as the recipient of The Best Desktop/End-User Software award,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris. “This reaffirms all of the explosive growth and positive user feedback we’ve received. It also strengthens our commitment to making VoxOx the best service for consumers to manage their contacts and conversations, while simplifying communication overload!”
VoxOx, which launched on November 3, 2008, unifies today’s key communication channels — voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and more — into a single, intuitive user interface. As the first and only true “Universal Communicator Service,” VoxOx, currently in beta, combines the benefits of Internet-telephony solutions, interoperable Instant Messengers (IMs), social networking aggregators, inbound call management programs and much more for free. Through its giveaways and friend referral program, VoxOx enables value-oriented consumers to never have to pay for a phone call again.
“Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well, and we applaud VoxOx’s immediate, first-year success in the consumer marketplace,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “Winning the award for Best New Computer Software Product or Service is a testament to the innovation, resilience, creativity and hard work of the TelCentris team.”
The ceremonies were broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network. More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
VoxOx is the first ever "Universal Communicator Service" that manages all forms of cross-media communication for consumers. It is the only service that unifies today's key communication channels – voice, video, Instant Messaging (IM), text, social media, e-mail, and content sharing – into a single, intuitive interface that gives consumers control of their contacts, conversations and most importantly, their interconnected lifestyles, both now and in the future. It combines the benefits of Internet-telephony solutions, interoperable IMs, Web services and social networking aggregators, and much more at no cost to the user. For more information, please visit www.voxox.com.
VoxOx is a consumer service created by TelCentris, Inc., a new type of telephony company founded by seasoned technology veterans in San Diego, Calif.
About TelCentris, Inc.
TelCentris, Inc., the creator of VoxOx, is an innovative San Diego-based unified communications and telecommunications provider developing advanced communication solutions and serving the needs of carriers, enterprises and consumers. The founders have a long history in technology, and bring to consumers the lessons learned from massively scalable enterprise data networking, IT and various software fields. TelCentris offers telecom companies, regardless of size, the ability to launch profitable IP telephony offerings in a matter of days while minimizing upfront capital expenditures. TelCentris also leverages its Service Delivery Platform to provide hosted IP-PBX solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. For more information on TelCentris, please visit www.telcentris.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.