ATLANTA, November 16, 2011 - iMeet, the innovative web-based video conferencing solution from the meetings experts at PGi (NYSE: PGI), was named the gold winner in the Best New Product category for this year’s Best in Biz Awards – the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
“iMeet’s web-based video conferencing helps people meet and collaborate anytime, anywhere - without the hassle and expense of room-based video systems,” said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled that the Best in Biz Awards sees iMeet’s value as a business–class video collaboration solution for any device and every user."
iMeet users enjoy the benefits of simple, in-the-cloud video meetings without the hassles of software downloads, hardware investments or IT support. And with the recent launch of the iMeet mobility suite – including iMeet HD for iPad® and iMeet Mobile for iPhone® – iMeet works from every computer, tablet or mobile device, helping users collaborate and stay productive wherever they are. Since launching in January 2011, the iMeet community has grown to nearly 60,000 people who engage in better online meetings every day.
More than 150 entries were received for the Best in Biz 2011 awards program, from an impressive array of public and private companies spanning various industries, sectors and regions. The top entrants in each category were awarded gold, silver or bronze awards to recognize the best product and people in American business.
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2011 were determined by scores from a panel of judges from top-tier business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms. The 20 judges on this year’s panel boast more than 470 years of combined experience and have written for more than 180 consumer, business, financial, trade and technology publications nationwide.
For more information about iMeet or to sign up for a 30-day free trial, visit www.imeet.com.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. | PGi
PGi is a global leader in virtual meetings. For 20 years, we have innovated technologies that help people meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, we bring together over 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two programs covering the U.S. and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), respectively. Any organization from any industry in the awards program’s region boasting demonstrated success can enter any of the more than 40 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the submission process and categories in both the U.S. and EMEA programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.
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