Alteva Receives Unified Communications® Magazine's 2009 Product of the Year Award for Alteva Vision

Recognized for Exceptional Innovation, Voice App Complements Complete UC Solution

Alteva Receives Unified Communications® Magazine's 2009 Product of the Year Award for Alteva Vision


Recognized for Exceptional Innovation, Voice App Complements Complete UC Solution

PHILADELPHIA, PA - May 4, 2010 - Alteva, a unified communications solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®) has named Alteva's new voice application, Alteva Vision, as a recipient of its 2009 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award.

Alteva Vision, brings telephony features to the desktop, and is a free add -on to all of Alteva's voice customers. Built on Adobe Air technologies, this real -time communications app runs on any Apple, PC and/or Linux machine. With both basic and advanced call, contact, and phone status capabilities, users can find and communicate with anyone in their organization through Alteva Vision. Key features include Click to Dial, Advanced Call Control (Call Pickup, 6 -Way Conferencing, Push to Talk), Integrated Corporate Directory, Monitored Contacts/Presence, Speed Dial Configuration and Calling, Call Alerting, Advanced Service Configuration (Alteva Anywhere, Call Forwarding, etc.) and much more.

This award comes on the heels of Alteva's recent launch of its new, cloud -based Unified Communications (UC) solution that integrates hosted VoIP phone service with Microsoft Communication Services, including Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, Office Communications Server (OCS) and SharePoint. Alteva demonstrated this voice -enabled, complete UC solution at the Microsoft Hosting Summit in Bellevue, Washington last week.

"We are honored to be recognized by TMC for our accomplishments in the UC space," said William Bumbernick, CEO, Alteva. "In today's fast paced world, the technology businesses use to communicate should improve employees' productivity and efficiency. Alteva Vision is designed to do just that and is a revolutionary step in hosted telephony, helping to streamline communications in businesses of any size. It's also a great way to introduce our hosted VoIP customers to the benefits of UC solutions and it complements Alteva's complete UC product that includes Microsoft Communication Services."

Customers who utilize Alteva's complete UC solution that provides messaging, collaboration and conferencing capabilities integrated with Alteva's VoIP - as well as those customers only taking advantage of Alteva's hosted VoIP - will benefit from Alteva Vision's rich feature set.

"Alteva continually seeks ways to meet the needs of its customers," said Louis Hayner, Chief Sales Officer, Alteva. "UC solutions benefit companies of all sizes by reducing the need for travel and associated costs and by providing productivity increases and positive ROI. We have launched Alteva Vision, as well as our complete UC product, to help our customers be more competitive in their marketplace."

"It is an honor to grant Alteva with a 2009 Product of the Year Award for its Alteva Vision. Alteva has proven its dedication to quality and excellence while supporting the needs in the marketplace," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We look forward to seeing continued advancement in technology solutions from Alteva in the future."

A complete list of Product of the Year Award winners is published in the March/April 2010 issue of Unified Communications magazine, www.uc -mag.com. For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Alteva:
Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, offers the most reliable network, the most responsive and proactive customer service and the best value to its customers. It delivers cloud -based UC solutions including Voice over IP phone systems and service (VoIP PBX), hosted Microsoft Communication Services, fixed mobile convergence, and advanced voice applications for the desktop. Alteva's service requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone and on -premise system maintenance charges, reducing overall communication costs and enabling organizations to improve productivity. By combining Alteva's voice service with Microsoft Communication Services products, including Microsoft Exchange, Office Communication Server (OCS), and SharePoint, Alteva's customers receive a true, high -.quality, voice -enabled UC solution that easily integrates with existing business applications. Alteva is North America's largest provider of enterprise hosted VoIP, and provides hosted UC solutions to businesses in all 50 states and four continents. For more information, visit http://www.altevatel.com or call 1 -877 -258 -3821.

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 www.uc -mag.com.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation's top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry -specific Web sites: IT.TMCnet.com, 4G -wirelessevolution.TMCnet.com, M2M Evolution.com, Smart -Grid.TMCnet.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.TMCnet.com, Cable.TMCnet.com, Satellite.TMCnet.com, Green.TMCnet.com, Healthcare.TMCnet.com, and Education.TMCnet.com.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

PR Contacts:

Alteva Contact:
Angela Cuzzo
MRB Public Relations
723 -758 -1100, ext. 108
acuzzo@mrb -pr.com

TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
203 -852 -6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

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