Telesphere Appears on Animal Planet's Hit Reality Show 'Tanked' April 4 Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing Create Unique 3,200 Pound Phone Aquarium to Launch New MobileConnect Product

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telesphere,  the nation's leading provider of cloud-based communications services for businesses, is appearing on the national hit television show "Tanked," Friday, April 4, at 9 p.m. in Arizona (10 p.m. ET/PT). "Tanked" features the work of Telesphere customer Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), the premier builder of acrylic tanks, whose award-winning installations are known worldwide.

The massive 8-foot-tall, 3,200 pound aquarium is creatively constructed in the shape of a larger-than-life telephone.  Modeled to resemble the latest high-definition business phones, it is unlike any other aquarium in the world.  Buried treasure of encased phone parts provides the backdrop inside the tank for exotic fish that inhabit the 300-gallon display.

The aquarium was commissioned to officially launch MobileConnect, Telesphere's newest award-winning multi-media collaborative service that integrates the advanced features of a desktop computer with the user's own smart phone or tablet.

The "Big Reveal" in this "Tanked" episode was filmed before a live audience at a pre-eminent communications conference and exhibition last month in Las Vegas.  The aquarium is being permanently installed this week at Telesphere's Scottsdale headquarters

Kristi Brown, Vice President of Marketing at Telesphere, stated, "MobileConnect is a collaboration tool that truly integrates mobility for the user unlike any other solution, and we wanted the launch of this product to be just as unique. We chose our wildly imaginative long-time clients and huge supporters, Wayde King and Brett Raymer with their ATM team, to bring it to life. The whole process was incredible. We are submitting to the Guinness Book of World Records for consideration as the largest phone aquarium in the world, and we are excited to offer customers this amazing tool that will drive efficiency throughout any enterprise, regardless of the employee's location or communication device of choice."

About Telesphere
Telesphere, with headquarters based in greater Phoenix, Ariz., and a regional presence in Seattle, California, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and New York, is a leading provider of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) offerings nationwide. It offers carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices to businesses over its private IP MPLS network; one of the largest in the nation. Telesphere's award winning cloud-based services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data, mobility and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment of on-site equipment.

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