JERUSALEM and MELVILLE, N.Y., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at Jerusalem
City Hall, VoIP thought leader, Jeff Pulver, presented the VON Visionary Award
to 23 individuals who were integral to the origin and development of
commercial VoIP. Of these 23 recipients, eleven did their pioneering work for
VocalTec (Rami Amit, Alon Cohen, Lior Haramaty, Guy Kahane, Opher Kahane, Max
Levy, Ofer Shem Tov, Yael Siaki, Elad Sion, Michal Sufa and Dror Tirosh), ten
for IBM (Yuval Berger, Dror Gill, Ruthy Katz, Avi Magid, Yoav Medan, Scott
Petrack, Aharon Satt, Tal Segalov, Naftaly Sharir, and Uzi Shvadron), one for
AudioCodes (Shabtai Adlersberg), and one for Radvision (Eli Doron).
"The work that these people have done has transformed the field of
telecommunications as we know it today," said Jeff Pulver, chairman of
Pulver.com Enterprises. "This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the
development of voice applications that changed the model of how we communicate
and thus freeing the marketplace to think beyond the traditional
2005 marks the 10th anniversary of VocalTec's introduction of the IPhone,
the commercial starting point for the VoIP industry. Ironically, it also
represents the 10th anniversary of IBM's initial VoIP software implementation,
which was the direct result of Internet telephony research performed by the
company at their lab in Haifa, Israel. As such, to recognize Israel's
essential role in both the birth and the subsequent growth of the VoIP
industry and to explore its future, leaders in the IP Communications are
currently gathered in Israel for Pulver's Israel VoIP Summit. The Summit,
which runs from today through tomorrow in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, includes
executives from top companies, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials
and policy makers from around the world.
About Jeff Pulver
Jeff Pulver is an original Internet telephony/VoIP industry pioneer with
more than a decade of hands-on experience in IP Communications. He is the
publisher of The Pulver Report and VON magazine, and the creator of the Voice
on the Net (VON) conferences, where all sectors of the IP Communications
industry regularly come together to discuss, debate, network and do business.
Additionally, Mr. Pulver is the founder of a number of IP Communications
companies. He has testified before the FCC, the United States Congress and
numerous agencies that have a growing interest in IP Communications. Named by
BusinessWeek as one of their 2003 "Gurus of Technology," Mr. Pulver is
committed to the future of IP Communications and is regarded by the media and
the public at large as a true expert in his field.
About Pulver.com Enterprises
The Pulver.com group of companies strives to promote the IP industry and
change the way people communicate through new, enabling, innovative IP
Communications technologies. These companies focus on IP hardware, software
and communications services, seeking to demonstrate the vast potential of IP
Communications and its superiority over the traditional PSTN network.
Pulver.com Enterprises owns a number of companies including Free World Dialup,
LibreTel and Blue Lava Software, and is headed by IP Communications
entrepreneur and globally-renowned thought leader, Jeff Pulver.
Reader Contact Information
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Tel: 631-961-8950, Fax: 631-293-3996, www.pulver.com .
Company Contact: US Media Contact:
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