Espial's Brian Mahony Named "Top 100 Voice" for IP Communications Over the Past Decade

Mahony Among Honorees in Milestone Issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine

Nov 13, 2006, 00:00 ET from Espial Group

    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
 industry ahead."
     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) (
     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, 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. publishes more than 15 topical online newsletters. For more
 information about TMC, visit
     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.

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