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) (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.
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