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NEC Awards Top Performers at Annual Channel Partner Conference

Company's Smart Enterprise Message Drives 2016 Advantage Conference Recognizing Sales Achievement and Outlines Company Solution Strategy

Irving, Texas - June 8, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, communications and networking solutions, today announced key award recipients recognized at its Advantage Executive Conference held May 18-20 at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra, Florida, just outside of Jacksonville.

The conference attracts top NEC channel partners and industry consultants from North and South America who learn of the latest product and service developments with hands-on demonstrations and exhibits. The Advantage event has been the company's top partner event for more than 20 years and is highly anticipated by NEC integrators and consultants. This year's theme was Discover the Power of the Smart Enterprise, which focused on solutions that improve the way people live, work and communicate. Attendees attended a range of sessions on NEC's Smart Enterprise based approach to UC solutions and live product demonstrations. Smart Enterprise provides an IT communications infrastructure that allows companies to have a more predictive business that they can operate at a lower cost and empowers them to be more competitive.

The event showcased a number of new solutions and enhancements to the NEC portfolio including the recently introduced UNIVERGE BLUE expanded cloud-based services and smart technology solutions for healthcare, hospitality and government.

"We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of business channel partners who understand the total value of the Smart Enterprise approach to communications that NEC delivers and are fundamental to our continued success," said Larry Levenberg, vice president, NEC Corporation of America. "We are tightly tied to our channel partners and do everything we can to ensure they are successful. Our channel partners understand their customers and they embrace the essence of Smart Enterprise -- continuously seeking solutions designed to enhance client experiences and business efficiencies."

Each year NEC selects a limited number of Channel Partners from several nominations for the NEC Sales and Marketing Leadership Award. The criteria for these awards are based on business performance, and local dealer involvement / community relations. This year's recipients are:

  • Advanced Communication Solutions (ACS)
  • Arrow SI
  • Business Communications Systems, Inc.
  • Epitome Networks
  • Forerunner Technologies
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • nDataStor
  • NetServe365
  • Okanagan Telephone Company
  • PBSI (Positive Business Solutions, Inc.)
  • Scharfstein S.A.

  • The awards serve as recognition for NEC's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility in our communities as well as achieving success while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

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