Aastra BluStar™ Receives 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award - Aastra BluStar 8000i Recognized for Innovation

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Aastra announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Aastra BluStar™ 8000i HD desktop videoconferencing solution as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

Aastra announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Aastra BluStar™ 8000i HD desktop videoconferencing solution as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

This highly respected endorsement, following on from recent award wins for the product in the US, Europe and Asia, reinforces Aastra’s position as a key global player in the unified communications market.

The Aastra BluStar 8000i media phone combines true HD videoconferencing with unified communications and business applications, providing businesses with a powerful and simple to use collaboration device.

Simon Beebe, Vice President of Product Line Management at Aastra commented, "We are delighted to have won yet another prestigious award for the Aastra 8000i. Our HD desktop videoconferencing solution has impressed users across the globe with its innovation, quality and value. It is an easy to use product which provides broadcast quality video and audio, resulting in a totally “natural collaboration” experience, helping teams to work more productively together."

“I am happy to grant the Aastra BluStar 8000i media phone with a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that the Aastra 8000i displays quality and innovation plus meets real needs in the marketplace,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I would like to congratulate the entire team at Aastra for their commitment to advancing IP communication technologies.”

Other awards won by Aastra’s BluStarTM 8000i desktop media phone include:

  • Best of Show Award for Most Innovative Product at TMC’s ITEXPO West 2011, Austin, TX, USA
  • China Enterprise Networking and Communications Award (CENA) for ‘Best International IP Media Phone Supplier’ in recognition of the Aastra BluStarTM 8000i Desktop Media Phone
  • Best Video Conference Solution at Trophées de la Convergence in Paris, France
  • Best Product at VoIP2DAY in Madrid, Spain.

2011 Product of the Year winners are published in the January/February 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, (http://www.itmag.com). INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998™.

For further information about Aastra, visit http://www.aastra.com.
For more information about TMC, please visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

About Aastra USA
Aastra USA Inc. is the US business unit of Aastra Technologies Limited, a company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market. Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Aastra develops and delivers innovative communications products and applications for businesses. With a strong focus on open standards, Aastra enables enterprises to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. Aastra’s operations are truly global with more than 50 million installed lines around the world and a direct and indirect presence in more than 100 countries. Aastra is entirely dedicated to enterprise communications and offers one of the most complete portfolios of IP telephony and Unified Communications solutions individually tailored to satisfy its customers’ requirements. These range from feature-rich call managers for small and medium businesses and highly scalable ones for large enterprises, associated UC applications, integrated mobility, multimedia call center solutions and high definition video communications to a wide selection of desk phones and cordless terminals. For additional information on Aastra, visit http://www.aastrausa.com.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine
INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit http://www.itmag.com.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by two 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: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

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