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Avistar Earns Industry Honors with the Cloud Computing Excellence Award

Avistar Communications (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, announced that it has been named a winner of the 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award, sponsored by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine. The award, which recognizes “companies that most effectively leveraged cloud computing in efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market,” underscores Avistar’s commitment to bring people together and make videoconferencing available to anyone, anywhere on any device.

Powered by the award-winning Avistar C3™ platform, Avistar’s ConnectWare Conferencing, introduced last month, is the industry’s only cloud based voice and videoconferencing platform focused on the OEM, technology and services segment. Avistar ConnectWare Conferencing allows Avistar’s partners to deliver a cloud based and branded voice and videoconferencing experience to their customers. This provides Avistar’s partners with the flexibility to focus on their core solution offerings, while quickly extending the value and capabilities of these offerings with an immersive voice and videoconferencing experience.

In making the announcement, Stephen Epstein, CMO of Avistar, said, “Earning the Cloud Computing Excellence Award for our Avistar C3 Conference platform and Avistar ConnectWare is proof-positive that we are blazing the trail for innovative ways to deliver personal videoconferencing and to empower our partners with new opportunities to better serve their customers and enhance their bottom line.

“Our partners want the flexibility to focus on their solution, service and/or business application offerings, while also having the ability to provide a scalable, economical and reliable voice and videoconferencing solution to their customers. Being able to provide this via a cloud solution that can meet the branding needs of our partners is critical to the success of our strategy. We’re delighted that TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine has recognized the value of Avistar’s solutions and we welcome the accolade,” Epstein concluded.

About TMC

The Cloud Computing Excellence Award is presented by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine. TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the TMC’s CUSTOMER Magazine (formerly Customer Interaction Solutions), INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more. For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

About Avistar Communications Corporation

Avistar is an innovation leader in the unified visual communications industry, with close to 20 years of experience providing proven business-class personal videoconferencing technology. Avistar’s solutions are used across a broad spectrum of industries with deployments ranging in size from 30-35,000 users. Avistar’s technology also helps to power solutions from Citrix, IBM, LifeSize, Logitech and many other leading unified communications vendors, while delivering end-user videoconferencing solutions to some of the world’s largest corporations, in more than 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.avistar.com.

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