6 2022 VISIONARY SPOTLIGHT AWARDS | CHANNELV ISION National Retail Solutions (NRS) National Retail Solutions (NRS) launched a Petro Ecosystem Solution to retailers that sell gas. This solution solves the expense issue of EMV compliance. By April of last year, gas stations converted their pumps so they could accept credit cards with computer chips. NRS Petro offered to retrofit the pumps without costly, messy renovations and business downtime. Within the NRS Petro solution is its robust point of sale system that is connected to the pumps outside. Tarana Wireless Tarana’s G1 platform was designed to address the fixed wireless industry’s coverage and capacity flaws. Since G1’s launch, Tarana has begun commercial service through MTN in Africa, British Telecom, multiple WISPs in the United States and XCIEN in Mexico. Access to better broadband has proven to yield significant economic benefits at national scales. The G1 platform overcomes challenges associated with NLoS links by leveraging distributed massive multiple-input, multiple-out (DM-MIMO) at the base node (BN) and the remote node (RN). Telarus The COVID-19 pandemic caused Telarus’ regional learning events and its annual Partner Summit to shut down. However, it was determined to continue to provide its partners with knowledge and know-how from the safety of their homes. It allowed participants to earn points by watching videos, selling a deal, or interacting with a supplier. It hosted three seasons of Race to the Summit where the winner chose between $25,000 cash or a three-year lease on a fully loaded Model 3 Tesla. ULTATEL ULTATEL is one of 21 companies worldwide certified by Microsoft to provide SBC direct routing for Teams. ULTATEL has developed and deployed a real-time call recording platform that integrates with Microsoft Teams. This is the first time this capability has been deployed by a provider, and it will be deployed and productized later this year. Business Technolo BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY Best International Internet Solutions Airespring In 2021, a large manufacturer faced multi-cloud application performance challenges and needed to simplify its management and operability while maintaining security. AireSpring provided the voice, global SD-WAN, connectivity and support services. In addition to providing its AirePBX UCaaS solution and SIP Trunking, AireSpring supplied its Global Managed SD-WAN that provides fast, scalable, and reliable global connectivity for on-premises and public/private multi-cloud application performance. GTT Communications GTT’s enhanced internet is engineered so enterprise traffic stays within GTT’s core IP network for best control and reliable performance; ensures more than 70 percent of customer traffic stays on-net end-to-end; is self-healing and applies predictive routing to maintain availability; applies RPKI BGP session route validation filtering for IP routing security; offers global fulfillment, logistics and installation services through GTT’s capabilities and augmented with global partnerships. Momentum Telecom Momentum Telecom is a one-stop shop for business-grade, scalable internet access solutions with service coverage in more than 200 countries. Its international reach, lower prices and white-glove support have made it a leading provider of fiber-based network solutions worldwide. Unitas Global Unitas Global operates its software-defined network (SDN), Unitas Reach, offering automated ubiquitous edge access to any cloud destination. Unitas Reach provides high performance internet access services, designed for content and applications that require the highest level of performance and resiliency. Cloud Computing Ericsson Ericsson Wireless Office is a modern SaaS platform that enables hybrid workers and simplifies IT. With Wireless Office, a business administrator can quickly build and deploy employee workspaces, complete with desktops, apps, files, and built-in security, accessible from any location, using most popular devices. The ease of automation frees up costly IT resources to focus on strategic priorities, while employees gain the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere.