OTTAWA, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ - Espial(R) IPTV, the leading provider of
IPTV middleware and applications, today announced that Brian Mahony, Vice
President of Marketing, was named one of the Top 100 Voices of IP
Communications by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The honor recognizes telecom
industry leaders who over the past decade drove the development and
adoption of the IP communications industry.
Mahony was selected by an editorial committee that reviewed ten years
of INTERNET TELEPHONY's industry coverage to identify the leading voices
and proponents who played an instrumental role in moving the industry
forward. Mahony was featured in the magazine's landmark 100th issue in
October that honored the Top 100 Voices of IP Communications.
"I share this honor with all of my teams over the years including my
current and very capable team at Espial," said Mahony. "To be named
alongside such a prestigious bunch including John Chambers, Ivan
Seidenberg, Pat Russo, and Michael Powell is indeed an honor and very
humbling. My only goal is to offer the same level of effort helping to
continue Espial's leadership in the rapidly emerging IPTV market."
Espial's products are being deployed to over 500,000 IPTV subscribers
and the company was recently named the #1 IPTV client middleware vendor by
ABI Research. With key customers such as NTT, Belgacom, OnCommand,
LodgeNet, Auroras and partners including Siemens/Myrio, Motorola, Sumitomo,
Tilgin, Amino, Dasan, Thomson, and Philips, Espial's leadership in IPTV and
consumer services spans over nine years. Over 2.5 million consumers have
already experienced Espial technology, from hotel interactive TV and VOD
services through OnCommand and LodgeNet, to interactive interfaces in BMW
vehicles and Hitachi TVs, to leading deployments with Telcos in the
Americas, Europe, and Asia.
"Our committee looked back over the course of the last decade, and came
up with 100 people who we felt should be counted among the Top 100 Voices,"
said Rich Tehrani, president and editor-in-chief for INTERNET TELEPHONY and
the TMC(R) publishing group. "Some were present at the beginning. Some are
newer participants in our community. Some are developers whose
technological innovations still resonate within the evolving telecom arena.
Some are marketers who developed the messaging that helped propel the
Espial's Evo(R) IPTV Service Platform is in high demand by carriers
rolling out IPTV services. Evo's modularity, turbo-fast performance, and
openness have attracted service provider customers across the globe and
driven Espial's IPTV revenue growth to 100% annually over the past three
years. Evo is the only IPTV platform available that allows operators to
purchase best-of-breed components separately or as part of a pre-integrated
client-server middleware solution.
About TMC(R) (www.tmcnet.com)
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print
publications: Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, SIP
Magazine and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of
news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked
in the top 1,600 sites in the world by alexa.com, TMCnet serves more than
one million unique visitors each month. 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, The Communications
Developer Conference, VoIP Demo, IMS Expo and Call Center 2.0 Conference.
TMCnet.com publishes more than 15 topical online newsletters. For more
information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
ABOUT ESPIAL IPTV (www.espial.com)
Espial provides IPTV middleware and applications that are modular,
fully skinnable, turbo-fast, and truly open. Espial's Evo(R) IPTV Service
Platform, which can be purchased as best-of-breed components or as part of
a pre-integrated client-server solution, includes Evo(R) Client, Evo(R)
Server, Evo Future-Proof Framework(TM) (FPF), and applications such as
SkinTones(TM), Electronic Program Guide, Video on Demand, Content Portal,
Games, Triple Play, and Web Browser. Espial products have been integrated
with or deployed by more than 100 vendors and operators including Siemens,
Motorola, Sumitomo Electric Networks, Amino, Thomson, Philips, Tilgin,
LodgeNet, OnCommand and S-Net Systems.
SOURCE Espial Group