Dialogic Announces Winners of its First Ever Innovator Award Contest


    
    Recognizing exceptional innovation in the global developer community



    
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<p>PARSIPPANY, N.J., <chron>Oct. 23</chron> /CNW/ -- Dialogic Corporation ("Dialogic"), a global provider of world-class products and technologies for media and signal processing, has announced two winners and three honorable mentions for its first ever Innovator Award Contest.  This global competition, which ran from April through September, challenged application developers worldwide to submit their new, innovative applications that are built on Dialogic® components.</p>
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    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091023/NY97979 )

    
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<p>In reaching its decision, the judging panel, which consisted of <person>Jim Machi</person>, senior vice president of marketing at Dialogic, <person>Rich Tehrani</person>, President & Group Editor in Chief at Technology Marketing Corporation, <person>Doug Mohney</person>, Editor in Chief, HDConnect and Bertrand Gatellier, President, VMA - International Association for Enhanced Voice Services, was looking for the most innovative new applications, especially ones that incorporate video, as well as new and interesting approaches to solving existing problems or issues.  The results of the contest are as follows:</p>
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    Grand Prize Winner:

    Almira Labs - Madrid, Spain
    
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<p>Almira Labs is an Independent Software Vendor which specializes in developing next generation services for telecommunications networks. Using the Dialogic® IP Media Server, it developed two innovative video applications:</p>
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<p>Video Notes - allows 3G mobile phone users to take as many videos as they'd like and then retrieve them by video calling the Video Notes service.  Using standard 3G video call features, a user's Video Notes can be recovered at any time via mobile phone or though a website.</p>
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<p>Community Video Cast - allows 3G mobile phone users to quickly and easily send video messages to multiple recipients at once.  This application is well suited for the hearing impaired community, as it allows them to communicate via sign language through short video messages.  It is also very helpful in countries where patients live far from their doctors, as is allows patients to communicate their symptoms via video message, which can help doctors understand the urgency of their condition and/or decide if a hospital visit is necessary.</p>
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    Runner Up:

    CreaLog - Munich, Germany
    
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<p>CreaLog is a major European provider of Voice Portal, Unified Messaging and CTI-Solutions for Telecom and Enterprise customers.  Using Dialogic® Host Media Processing (HMP) Software and Dialogic® CG Series Media Boards, it developed "Cabfish," a location-based taxi ordering application for the Apple iPhone.  This Voice Portal application is available in more than 40 languages and allows a customer to order a taxi by simply pressing a button on his or her mobile phone. The GPS position of the mobile phone is sent to a server, which converts the position into a postal address. Then, the Voice Portal calls a local taxi station (in the local language) and the ordering result in displayed on the customer's mobile phone.</p>
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    Honorable Mentions:

    --  Bay Talkitec - Chennai, India - for its Mobile Video Yellow Pages
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    --  Calltech - Bogota, Columbia - for its "Click to Call" Facebook
        application

    --  EGTEK Co., Ltd. - Seoul, Korea - for its voice analyzing "Love Meter"
        application

    
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<p>"We are very pleased by the number of innovative applications submitted by both our partners and new developers throughout the course of this contest," said <person>Jim Machi</person>.  "We believe 'Video is the New Voice(TM)' - that is, Dialogic's vision is that all voice and text applications will eventually migrate to adding video capabilities, and that there will be video-only applications entering the mobile arena. It's great to see that developers around the world are using Dialogic products to create some of these cutting edge video applications for mobile phones."</p>
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<p>"We are thrilled that our Voice Notes and Community Video Cast applications are being awarded the grand prize in the Dialogic Innovator Award Contest," said <person>Javier Martin</person>, CEO at Almira Labs.  "We strive to be at the forefront of the telecom industry's movement toward innovative business models, and through Dialogic's product offering, we can provide our customers with advanced mobile and converged network value added service solutions."</p>
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    About Dialogic Corporation
    
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<p>Dialogic Corporation is a leading provider of world-class, innovative technologies based on open standards that enable innovative mobile, video, IP, and TDM solutions for Network Service Providers and Enterprise Communication Networks. Dialogic's customers and partners rely on its leading-edge, flexible components to rapidly deploy value-added solutions around the world.</p>
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<p>Headquartered in <location>Montreal</location>, <location>Canada</location>, Dialogic and its subsidiaries have over twenty offices worldwide, providing local presence, knowledge and support to serve its customers around the globe. Dialogic's research and development centers are located in Parsippany, New Jersey; Getzville, New York; Needham, Massachusetts; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Salem, New Hampshire; <location>Chicago</location>, Illinois; Fordingbridge, England; and Renningen, <location>Germany</location> as well as <location>Montreal</location>.</p>
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<p>Information about Dialogic is available at <a href="http://www.dialogic.com/">http://www.dialogic.com/</a>. Also, join our social networking community, the Dialogic Exchange Network (DEN), at <a href="http://www.dialogic.com/den">www.dialogic.com/den</a> or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional Dialogic news and updates.</p>
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<p>Dialogic is a registered trademark and Video is the New Voice is a trademark of Dialogic Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners. Dialogic and its subsidiaries encourage all users of their products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.</p>
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<p>Information set forth herein about Almira Labs and CreaLog and their applications has been provided by the respective companies.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Kristen Perry, Dialogic, +1-973-967-6665, Kristen.perry@dialogic.com Web Site: http://http://www.dialogic.com

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