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TMCNet:  Alteva Sets New Standard for Productivity and Collaboration With Launch of Cutting-Edge Business-Class Media Phones

[March 28, 2013]

Alteva Sets New Standard for Productivity and Collaboration With Launch of Cutting-Edge Business-Class Media Phones

PHILADELPHIA, PA, Mar 28, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Alteva (previously referred to as WVT Communications Group) (NYSE MKT: ALTV), the parent company of leading cloud communications pioneers, announces today that it now offers Polycom VVX 500 and VVX 600 Business Media Phones, which will complement the company's premier VoIP and Unified Communications solutions. The Polycom VVX series phones provide an affordable, enterprise-grade solution that connects with employees' existing workflow and applications, such as calendars and address books, facilitating collaboration and significantly enhancing worker efficiency and productivity.

"Our VoIP and UC services coupled with the Polycom VVX 500 and 600 Business Media Phones offer Alteva customers affordable and convenient ways to collaborate across the office, or across the country," states Mike Timar, Vice President Product Management at Alteva. "The feature-rich services offered on the Polycom VVX series handsets are extraordinary, including gesture-based, multi-touch capability, capacitive touchscreens and an intuitive user interface that delivers the familiar tap-and-swipe usability of smartphones and tablets. These features along with video capability make these phones the ideal match for Alteva's Best-in-Class VoIP and UC services." A Polycom Platinum partner, Alteva showcases the VVX 500 handset designed for a broad range of environments from small and medium businesses to large enterprises. The VVX 500 improves productivity, by complementing the workplace applications on the user's computer allowing users to benefit from such capabilities as viewing their Outlook calendar on the phone and receiving meeting reminders while still having access to their corporate directory. Users can also extend their PC desktop to include the VVX 500 phone's screen, helping to enable simplified interactions and dialing with their PC's mouse and keyboard. Training and multipoint communication applications are complemented by the VVX 500 video playback capability for streaming content.

Other Key Benefits Include: -- Knowledge-worker productivity improvement -- Innovative features such as touch screen, multi-touch simplified access, and advanced HD voice quality -- Advanced video capabilities -- Reduces telephony administration and maintenance costs -- Leverages previous IT infrastructure investments -- Easy to deploy, administer, upgrade, and maintain "Meaningful collaboration means face-to-face interaction via the highest quality audio and video; something that gets as close to putting workers in the same room as possible. Alteva's VoIP and UC solutions and the Polycom VVX Series handsets do just that," states William Birnie, Chief Marketing Officer at Alteva. "The solution truly provides the best of all worlds, equipment and service working together to provide seamless collaboration and enhanced efficiency...

at an affordable price point." For more information about Alteva, visit http://www.alteva.com. You can also follow Alteva on Twitter @AltevaInc or call 1-877-258-3821.

About Alteva Alteva, a cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions provider, offers the most reliable network, the most responsive and proactive customer service and the best value to its customers. It delivers cloud-based UC solutions including Voice over IP phone systems and service (VoIP PBX), hosted Microsoft Communication Services, fixed mobile convergence, and advanced voice applications for the desktop.

Alteva's service requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone and on-premise system maintenance charges, reducing overall communication costs and enabling organizations to improve productivity. By combining Alteva's voice service with Microsoft Communication Services products, including Microsoft Exchange, Office Communication Server (OCS), and SharePoint, Alteva's customers receive a true, high-quality, voice-enabled UC solution that easily integrates with existing business applications. Alteva is one of the top ten largest hosted IP telephony and UC providers in North America.

About Polycom Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom(R) RealPresence(R) Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

SOURCE: Alteva

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