VoxOx Named Best New Product or Service Finalist in 2009 American Business Awards
May 20, 2009
VoxOx brings voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and File Sharing together to help consumers take control of their interconnected lifestyles
SAN DIEGO – May 20, 2009 – TelCentris, Inc., a new type of telephony company based in San Diego, today announced that its free consumer service, VoxOx, was named a finalist in the “Best New Product or Service – New Desktop/End-User or Server Software” category in The 2009 American Business Awards, also known as “The Stevie Awards.” VoxOx unifies today’s key communication channels – voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and more – into a single, intuitive user interface, giving consumers full control of their contacts, conversations and interconnected lifestyles. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in various categories. VoxOx is among only five finalists recognized in the “Best New Product or Service – New Desktop/End-User or Server Software” category. Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Six-hundred executives from across the United States are expected to attend the June 22 event. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network.
“We are committed to ensuring that VoxOx is the best single tool for consumers to manage all of their contacts and communication methods from one place,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris. “Since our beta launch in November 2008, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback, and this finalist recognition by the American Business Awards is truly gratifying and affirms VoxOx’s unique position in the communications market.”
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,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”
Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through June 3. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.
On a related note, TelCentris announced on April 21, 2009 that VoxOx is also a contender in the first annual People’s Choice Stevie Awards, which is a separate competition where winners are determined via a public vote running presently through June 1, 2009. To vote for VoxOx, visit http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com, select “Favorite Desktop/End User Software” category and select “TelCentris’ VoxOx ‘Universal Communicator Service’”.
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.
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.