Allworx Interact Wins Best of Show at ITEXPO Miami 2014

TMC Selects Allworx as a Top Innovator on the ITEXPO Miami Show Floor

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| Source: Windstream Corporation

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allworx, a Windstream company, announced today that Allworx Interact was selected as a winner of the Best of Show Award for Best SMB Solution at TMC's ITEXPO, held Jan. 28-31, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Winners of the prestigious Best of Show Award program are reserved for products or services that demonstrate creativity and technological innovation.

Allworx Interact™ applications bring effortless communication to the desktop, offering intuitive productivity and efficiency improvements for their users. Interact is designed to leverage the simplicity of the PC-based user interface with the power of the Allworx handset, resulting in real-time tangible benefits to Allworx customers.

Allworx Interact Pro adds control over Allworx phones to the application in a series of dockable windows, enabling users to view current and parked calls, contacts, call history, and to control presence management. The ability to view the presence and handset status of other Allworx users prior to placing calls makes connecting with co-workers much easier for those using Allworx systems.  Allworx directory entries and user contact lists are quickly located through its search capability, providing rapid, error-free dialing.  Microsoft Outlook contacts are also incorporated into the Interact Pro database, or into a combined favorites list, allowing easy search and one-click connections.

"At Allworx, our core values of innovation, value, reliability, customer focus and quality drive us to give enormous attention to producing advanced solutions for small and medium-sized businesses," said Chris Hasenauer, vice president and general manager of Allworx. "Allworx Interact leverages our momentum with our SMB focus, making the features popularized in our mobile application, Allworx Reach, available to employees who require advanced desktop applications. We are honored to be recognized by TMC for innovation focusing on the SMB market."

"The products and solutions nominated for the ITEXPO Best in Show Awards continue to demonstrate raw innovation, and it's truly exciting to see what new technological developments our exhibitors have for us each year," said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. "We are pleased to honor Allworx for their efforts and creativity in developing advanced, powerful solutions for the business technology marketplace."

ITEXPO Las Vegas will take place Aug. 11-14 at the Rio, Las Vegas. ITEXPO Las Vegas will deliver programming that focuses on the latest technologies, regulations, essential issues and trends within the communications industry, including wireless and mobility, unified communication and collaboration solutions, VoIP solutions, cloud computing, customer experience and interaction, and much more. For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information, follow on Twitter at @ITEXPO.

About Allworx:

Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Allworx is an award-winning provider of communications solutions for all but the largest size business. Allworx delivers VoIP (Voice over IP) unified communications systems to a wide range of industries, including not-for-profit and government locations, through a network of authorized dealers. Allworx is a wholly owned subsidiary of Windstream. For more information, please visit www.allworx.com.

About Windstream:

Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, http://www.tmcnet.com/cis/" rel="nofollow">Customer, and http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/" rel="nofollow">Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including http://www.itexpo.com/" rel="nofollow">ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

Windstream Contact:
Tanja Jameson
501.748.7236


TMC Media and Analyst Contact:
Ashley Baster
Connect2 Communications
(919) 435-9112