Pulver Presents the VON Visionary Award to Israel's VoIP Pioneers
Twenty-Three VoIP Visionaries Recognized at Pulver's Israel VoIP Summit,
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Birth of Commercial VoIP
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 telecommunications mindset." 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 Pulver.com Enterprises, 115 Broadhollow Road, Suite 225; Melville, NY 11747; Tel: 631-961-8950, Fax: 631-293-3996, www.pulver.com . Company Contact: US Media Contact: Diana Caporale Alan Weinkrantz 631-961-8986 210-820-3070 ext. 103 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Israel Media Contact: Iris Bendit +972-3-6475268 ext. 4 email@example.com
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