2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards

Beka Business Media and ChannelVision Magazine have announced the winners of the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards.

The Visionary Spotlight Awards competition was created to honor outstanding products, services and deployments across a broad range of communications technology categories. The winners of the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards exemplify this goal, showcasing the communications industry’s overall innovation, capacity for future-thinking execution, and creativity and feature set differentiation; and offering channel partners a cornucopia of opportunities to boost their roles as trusted providers and business success.

The caliber of the nominations was so high that in some categories there was more than one winner.

“We have created the Visionary Spotlight Awards program to highlight the rapid pace of evolution within the communications industry, to give innovators and industry visionaries the opportunity to gain the exposure and recognition that they deserve,” said Berge Kaprelian, president of Beka Business Media. “We are seeing breathtaking changes in both business models and the technology itself. Our team of respected industry veterans has deep experience in both channel/enterprise technology as well as the service provider arena, and I’m looking forward to seeing them bring their critical, independent evaluations to bear in uncovering the most meaningful deployments and product/service design and engineering across our industry today.”

All of the winners will be celebrated in a special feature section in the upcoming March/April issue of ChannelVision Magazine.

This year’s winners were:

Overall Excellence Awards: Channel Deployment of the Year

Winners: BullsEye, Star2Star

Overall Excellence Awards: Channel Program of the Year

Winners: AT&T, MASS Communications, Telarus

Enterprise Technology, Broadband and Capacity

Winner: XO Communications

 OTT and Online/Cloud Content and Services

Winner: ANPI

Rural & Underserved Markets

Winner: Telispire

Service Provider Mobile

Winner: Metaswitch  

Video Communications

Winner: Transbeam

Back Office and OSS Innovation

Winner: Kadence

Back Office and OSS Innovation

Winner: CSF

Best Portal Technology

Winner: Impartner

UC & VoIP – Best Channel Deployment

Winner: AireSpring

UC & VoIP – Best Channel Deployment

Winner: NetCarrier

Data, Ethernet and Converged Infrastructure – Best Channel Deployment

Winner: Transbeam   

UC & VoIP – Best Enabling Technology

Winner: VoIP Innovations

Cloud Communications – Best Enabling Technology

Winner: Tech Data

Data, Ethernet, Converged Infrastructure – Best Enabling Technology                 

Winner: TelePacific    

Enterprise Mobility – Best Enabling Technology     

Winner: DataXoom 

HD Voice & Video – Best Enabling Technology

Winner: Broadview    

Managed Services – Best Enabling Technology

Winner: ENQWEST     

Telecom Regulatory/Legal

Winner: Ben Bronston

Should you have questions regarding the 2016 Visionary Spotlight Awards, please contact Berge Kaprelian at berge@bekapublishing.com. The 2016 Innovation Awards program was open to all companies. Products and services entered were required to have been commercially available as of Dec. 31, 2015.