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NEC's UNIVERGE® BLUE Business Cloud Services Receives Product of the Year Award

Irving, Texas - February 8, 2015 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named NEC's UNIVERGE BLUE Business Cloud Services as a recipient of a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

NEC has created innovative private and public cloud environments for organizations worldwide, with integrated hosted and managed services that simplify the transition of critical business functions to the cloud. UNIVERGE BLUE meets the growing adoption of cloud communications among today's fast-moving, cost-conscious organizations. With security and continuous uptime being top of mind, UNIVERGE BLUE answers the call with 99.999 percent availability for cloud unified communications (UC) services. UNIVERGE BLUE delivers the most sought after cloud business services including voice, mobility, messaging, presence. web conferencing and contact centers.

"We are pleased to have our business cloud solution recognized by Internet Telephony," said Ram Menghani, vice president, Network Products and Services, NEC Corporation of America. "NEC has deep experience helping organizations in multiple industries, such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing and finance, smoothly transitioning enterprise programs and applications to the cloud to help improve business agility. If an enterprise is building a private, hybrid or public cloud service, the underlying architecture has a big impact on what can be done. Not all cloud solutions are built the same, so it's also important for businesses to examine the bottom line of their cloud investments and to understand the underlying technology."

"It gives me great pleasure to recognize NEC with a 2016 Product of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "In the opinion of our distinguished judges, UNIVERGE BLUE has proven to be among the best communications and technology solutions available on the market. I look forward to continued innovation from NEC."

The winners of the 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year will be featured in the 2016 March issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. For more information about TMC, please visit

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NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers' priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today's most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 160 countries and $25 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit

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