PIKA Warp, the Appliance for Asterisk singled out for innovation and quality at leading IP communications event in January
OTTAWA, Canada - February 11, 2008 - PIKA Technologies Inc., a developer of media-processing hardware and software, today announced that PIKA Warp, the Appliance for Asterisk, has been named a winner of a "Best of Show" Award at Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®)'s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference and EXPO East 2008. TMC reports that the conference was attended by over 7,100 people at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami from January 23-25, 2008.
PIKA Warp, the Appliance for Asterisk, provides developers with an out-of-the-box embedded computer that allows them to deploy Asterisk, trixbox and other Linux-based applications with a rich set of traditional and next-generation telephony features, optimized for the SMB environment. By using the Appliance, application developers have the functionality of a key service unit at an attractive cost in a smaller footprint. Completely customizable, the Appliance is compatible with VoIP and analog trunks and telephones.
"This award drives home the fact that the Appliance is an outstanding piece of technology that meets an unmet need for application developers," said Terry Atwood, PIKA's vice president of sales, marketing and customer care. "We are delighted to be recognized with this award by TMC, which is such an influential channel in our marketplace."
"PIKA Technologies and their innovative product PIKA WARP, the Appliance for Asterisk, are a standout indication of why so many enterprise buyers, developers, resellers and service providers flock to INTERNET TELEPHONY® Conference & EXPO," said TMC President and Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani. "Their innovation and commitment to quality attracted many serious prospects to their booth. Attendees knew they'd find solutions in the PIKA Technologies booth that would help them in their businesses today."
The Best of Show awards are presented to companies unveiling the most impressive new products or new releases at the show. Each winner displayed and demonstrated their product on the INTERNET TELEPHONY Expo show floor.
A full list of the winners appears on the TMC Web site, www.tmcnet.com, and will be published in the March 2008 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine.
The next INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO will take place September 16-18, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. For information, visit www.itexpo.com or call (203) 852-6800 ext. 146.
About PIKA Technologies
PIKA Technologies for over 20 years has been providing developers with the tools they need to build advanced voice and fax applications like IP PBX, fax broadcast and self-service IVR. As the technology landscape has changed, so too has PIKA, building out its product offering so its customers can choose the right tool set for their applications. Whether building applications using board-based media processing or using host-based solutions, application developers of all kinds turn to PIKA for their development tools.
In addition to its traditional line of hardware and software solutions, PIKA now offers a family of gateways and appliances that provide top-quality performance out of the box. PIKA sells these products directly and also makes them available through its growing network of resellers and distributors. Known for its exceptional customer service, PIKA's customers can expect the same high level of personalized, fast and free support that the company has always delivered. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the company has ranked in The Branham 300, an authoritative ranking of successful Canadian high tech firms, for five consecutive years. Visit www.pikatechnologies.com or call +1-613-591-1555 for more information.
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine, which have a combined readership of over 600,000 including pass-along readers. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 7,000 most visited Web sites in the world by alexa.com*, TMCnet serves two to three million unique visitors each month globally. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, and Call Center 2.0 Conference. (*alexa.com is an amazon.com company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither alexa.com nor amazon.com is affiliated with TMCnet.) For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
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