June 2011

ADTRAN is Exceptional Innovation

ADTRAN Virtualized NetVanta Unified Communications Solution Suite Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

ADTRAN Receives TMC Labs Innovation Award

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jun 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of converged access and unified business solutions, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), has named ADTRAN’s Virtualized NetVanta(R) Unified Communications (UC) Solution Suite as a winner of the 2011 TMC Labs Innovation award, presented by Unified Communications magazine.

ADTRAN’s Virtualized NetVanta UC Solution Suite is a full UC solution that is deployable in virtual environments utilizing VMware(R). As a unique, affordable product offering, NetVanta UC delivers the features businesses expect from Unified Communications such as voice mail, unified messaging, fax server, and auto attendant. Additional ADTRAN-specific features and benefits include personalization, interoperability with legacy PBX equipment and features that enable communications to be tailored to specific needs with the simple-to-use Communications Enabled Business Processes (CEBP) interface. In addition, the virtualization capability allows ADTRAN’s partners and customers to use the solutions suite in a broader range of business and deployment scenarios such as:

  • Hosted solutions for service provider and reseller customers
  • Server consolidation
  • Cloud-based UC capability for remote offices
  • Off-premises hosted virtual disaster recovery servers

“Today, businesses are looking for ways to increase productivity, and leverage a wide range of integrated communications solutions to drive top-line revenue, while optimizing automation efficiencies,” said Bob Hinkle, vice president of product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. “As more communications services move into the cloud, our virtualized UC solutions allow enterprises to increase their network efficiency and reduce capital expenditures while staying ahead of the curve.”

“ADTRAN has demonstrated a commitment to quality and the development of the unified communications industry,” said Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs executive editorial director at TMC. “ADTRAN deserves this honor and I look forward to more innovation as they continue improving the future of the UC industry.”

“We’re proud to grant ADTRAN a TMC Labs Innovation Award,” stated Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO. “The Virtualized NetVanta UC Solutionhas shown true innovation and is deserving of this recognition.”

The TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving communications technology. The TMC Labs Innovation Award is not granted to the best-selling products, but instead to those representing a significant contribution to the industry.

2011 TMC Labs Innovation Award winners can be found in the June 2011 issue of Unified Communications magazine.


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

About Unified Communications magazine

Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an ‘industry’ section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 100,000.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and 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 largest and best-attended IP Communications event. ITEXPO West 2010 was ranked #3 on Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award List. TMC expects to accelerate ITEXPO West’s growth by bringing the show to Austin, one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the country. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop, DevCon5: The HTML5 Development Conference; CVx; Digium|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance, MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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