ATLANTA, April 27, 2012 - iMeet, the innovative cloud-based video conferencing solution from the meetings experts at PGi (NYSE: PGI), was named the silver winner in the Best New Product category for this year’s internationally renowned Edison Awards. Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation. Winning an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation.
“iMeet was designed to be the easiest to use, most personal, most mobile virtual meeting solution on the market to let people meet in simpler, more human ways,” said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled that the Edison Awards recognized iMeet’s innovation, among fierce competition, in this year’s best new innovative business communications product category.”
iMeet is PGi’s next generation, cloud-based video conferencing solution that enables up to 15 people to meet face-to-face online – anytime, anywhere, from any device. iMeet expands on the basic video conference, giving users their own personal online meeting room that integrates with their favorite social media and file sharing applications. The iMeet experience is simple and secure – without the hassle of software downloads, hardware investments or IT support.
Winners of the 2012 Edison Awards were determined by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), an organization comprising America’s top marketing professionals and academics. The panel also includes professionals from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science and education.
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 has been a global leader in virtual meetings for 20 years. Our cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice and file sharing technologies. PGi solutions are available via desktops, tablets or mobile devices, helping businesses worldwide be more productive, mobile and green. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries and an established base of more than 35,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, we have hosted more than 725 million people from 137 countries in over 65 million meetings. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.
About the Edison Awards
The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, USA TODAY, CSRware and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards visit www.edisonawards.com.
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