ATLANTA, August 25, 2011 - PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings, has again been voted a Top 50 Channel Program by readers of Channel Partners magazine. PGi was selected from nearly 250 nominees comprised of carriers, resellers, master agencies, and hardware and software vendors. Candidates for the Top 50 Channel Programs came from the 2011 listings of the Channel Partners Channel Program Guide, self-nominations and write-in names.
Atlanta-based PGi specializes in video, web and audio conferencing solutions for enterprise customers worldwide. The company’s latest innovation, iMeet®, offers low-bandwidth, group video conferencing for business that is simple and enjoyable to use. As a browser-based solution, iMeet requires no special hardware or software downloads, and its robust suite of mobile apps lets users hold video meetings from virtually anywhere, including their desktop, tablet computer or mobile device. PGi also offers GlobalMeet®, a tightly integrated audio and web conferencing solution, with no software downloads for meeting guests and a convenient “connect me” feature that calls participants automatically, making dial-in numbers and passcodes obsolete.
“It’s been an exciting year at PGi with the launch of our new, differentiated solutions, iMeet and GlobalMeet. We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as a Top 50 Channel Program again this year,” said Ralph Hawkins, senior vice president of the PGi Partner channel. “With a strong team and an unparalleled commitment to our valued partners, I expect to see continued success for PGi in the channel.”
Each year, Channel Partners asks its readers to determine the communications industry’s 50 best indirect channel programs; the most recent survey took place in July and the results were compiled from responses given by 1,500 qualified channel partners, including master agents, subagents, independent agents, VARs, dealers, consultants and brokers. All 50 winners are featured in the September 2011 issue of Channel Partners magazine; in a downloadable Channel Program Guide available on Aug. 24; recognized during the general session at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo on Aug. 24; and designated as a 2011 Top 50 Channel Program winner in the Channel Program Guide online.
"Once again, Channel Partners readers have taken the time to recognize the programs that best support their work,” said Larry Lannon, Channel Partners’ group publisher. “Channel Partners is proud to honor these companies that set the standard for backing indirect partners selling network and IT services.”
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About Premiere Global Services | 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.
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For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com).
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