Cypress Communications Receives 2010 Next Generation Network Award from NGN Magazine

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Cypress' C4 IP Unified Communications as a Service solution honored for outstanding network innovation for second consecutive year.

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For the second consecutive year, Cypress has been recognized for their exceptional work in advancing next generation network services and technologies.

Cypress Communications® announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named Cypress’ hosted unified communications solution, C4 IP®, as a recipient of the 2010 Next Generation Network Award presented by NGN Magazine. This is Cypress’ 28th award for excellence and product innovation.

“We had a vision to create a robust IP network that could match traditional PSTN call quality while delivering advanced unified communication applications. We knew we had the technical talent and resources to forge this new territory and deliver the solution via a fully hosted delivery model, but it was no small feat. Building a next-generation national network meant creating a highly resilient structure embedded with redundant, collaborative platforms and applications, reinforced with industry-leading service level guarantees and managed 24/7 from the Cypress cloud down to each customer’s on-site routers, LAN switches and desktop phones,” said Frank Grillo, executive vice president of implementation, support and marketing at Cypress. “We are thrilled with the recognition from the technology community and accept this award as a tangible example of our commitment to innovative communications and the success of our clients.”

The second annual NGN Leadership Award has recognized the growth, evolution and distinction between the applications and services designed for next generation networks and the enabling technologies that make them possible. Cypress has been recognized in the services and applications category.

“For the second consecutive year, Cypress has been recognized for their exceptional work in advancing NGN services and technologies. The innovation of C4 IP has contributed to the transformation of the industry,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Congratulations to the entire team at Cypress, and I look forward to more innovations in the coming year.”

C4 IP is a hosted VoIP and hosted unified communications solution that is named for its ability to help enterprises connect, communicate, collaborate and continue®. C4 IP delivers converged voice and data services and a powerful suite of collaboration tools that include Microsoft® Outlook integration, unified messaging, real-time presence, file and desktop sharing, chat, and audio, video, and web conferencing.

With its advanced network architecture, Cypress offers unmatched levels of business continuity and disaster recovery. Beyond the inherent component and geographic redundancy that guarantees 99.999% availability and local site survivability, Cypress’ network also supports three failover options that can be customized for clients: VoIP failover, VoIP and public data failover, and VoIP and private data failover.

And, since C4 IP is delivered as a fully hosted solution, SMEs can take advantage of the same enterprise-grade applications and technologies as their larger counterparts – while actually lowering their total communications spend. Cypress provides all the equipment and manages the solution from the network to the phone on each desk, so there’s no capital expense, no worries of technological obsolescence and no need for SMEs to hire or train additional IT staff to manage the solution.

About Cypress Communications
For over 25 years, Cypress Communications has been helping small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) connect, communicate, collaborate and continue® with a range of fully hosted and managed voice, data and Internet solutions. Beginning in 2006, Cypress revolutionized the communications industry with its hosted VoIP and hosted unified communications solution, C4 IP, making it easy for SMEs to take advantage of productivity-enhancing technology such as integrated audio and web conferencing, multimedia collaboration tools, presence, chat, Microsoft Outlook integration, and more. As a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 award recipient, Cypress is recognized as one of the fastest growing telecommunication companies in North America. The company has also been named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work. Cypress’ hosted unified communications solution has received numerous awards and accolades for excellence and innovation to date. The company’s web address is http://www.cypresscom.net.

To learn more about hosted unified communications, visit the company’s UC 360 blog at http://blog.tmcnet.com/uc-360.

About NGN magazine
NGN magazine is the resource for communications service providers and the supporting ecosystem of equipment providers, system integrators, and solutions developers as they make the transition to next generation networks. NGN magazine will cover how these new technologies will integrate with legacy systems, and how they will improve service, deliver new applications, and offer ROI to carriers. TMC continues to provide leading-edge information as this market develops. NGN represents the evolution of IMS Magazine. Launched in January 2009, NGN encompasses a wider swath of the important trends and newsmakers that are shaping the networks of the future.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN magazines and the website TMCnet, a leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends.

For more information, contact:

Heather Whitt Roberts
Cypress Communications
404-442-0034    
hwhitt(at)cypresscom(dot)net

Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager, TMC
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret(at)tmcnet(dot)com

© 2006-2010 Cypress Communications, Inc. The Cypress Communications logo is a registered service mark of Cypress Communications, Inc. C4 IP and Connect. Communicate. Collaborate and Continue are registered trademarks of Cypress Communications. All other marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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