Tollgrade Smart Grid And Broadband Products Win Gold And Silver “Stevies” At 2014 American Business Awards℠

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Tollgrade’s LightHouse® and VBT™ products take home coveted Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards in “New Products Category” at ABA Awards ceremony in San Francisco

These awards solidify Tollgrade’s leadership and ability to innovatively bring new, compelling products to market for our Smart Grid and Broadband Service Provider customers.

Tollgrade Communications, Inc., the industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced today that it was presented with Gold and Silver Stevie Awards in the “New Products Awards” category at the 12th Annual American Business Awards in San Francisco. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.

Tollgrade’s Smart Grid product line won Gold in the Software Asset Management category for its LightHouse® Distribution Monitoring platform, consisting of their award-winning and inductively powered Medium Voltage (MV) Smart Grid Sensors with Predictive Grid® Analytics software. Earlier this year, Tollgrade made a “Commitment to Action” at the Clinton Global Initiatives America meeting to “Build a Predictive Grid for the Motor City,” using their LightHouse platform. This commitment was featured on stage during the closing plenary session moderated by President Bill Clinton.

Tollgrade’s Broadband product line took home Silver in the Telecommunications category for their VBT product, a groundbreaking new handheld broadband service testing tool that reduces repeat dispatch service calls by 50%.

“We are honored to receive top recognition by the judges of the 2014 ABA Business Awards. These awards solidify Tollgrade’s leadership and ability to innovatively bring new, compelling products to market for our Smart Grid and Broadband Service Provider customers,” said Edward H. Kennedy, president and CEO, Tollgrade Communications. “We hope to leverage this momentum and continue to spark innovation that drives market leadership in both of these markets for our customers.”

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Friday, September 12 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 12 are available at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About Tollgrade
With more than 200 million lines under test, millions of utility outage minutes avoided annually and 25 years of experience successfully locating faults at the world’s largest electric utility companies and telecommunication service providers, Tollgrade is redefining the global standard for reliability. Our award-winning fault detection hardware and predictive analytics software is deployed on four continents to help operators avoid network outages and reduce customer downtime. Tollgrade has been recognized as one of the Top 13 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2013 by SmartGrid News, received the Fierce Energy award for “Substation Automation and Distribution Automation” and a Best Practice Award from Frost and Sullivan. In 2013, the company was named the Smart Grid Sensor market share leader by IHS Research, and a Platt’s Global Energy Awards finalist. Learn more by visiting

Tollgrade Media Contacts:
Kimberly Getgen
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Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
+1 703-408-1571 (mobile)
+1 703-707-4561 (office)

Anne-Laure Leroyer
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
+1 202-701-0083 (mobile)
+1 703-707-4588 (office)

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