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HearMe Receives Unified Communications© Magazine’s 2007 Product of the Year Award

Web Conferencing Solution Recognized for Outstanding Innovation


March 14, 2008
New York, NY

HearMe©, a division of Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) Unified Communications magazine (www.uc-mag.com) has named it as a recipient of its 2007 Product of the Year Award.

“Unified communications is about connecting geographically dispersed co-workers and associates in a manner that makes it easier for them to collaborate. Video is an important component in the overall UC space, enabling meeting attendees to understand the non-verbal communication taking place with their peers,” said Matt Gore, vice president of marketing for HearMe. “By integrating with different CRM solutions, we’ve allowed our customers to easily extend their communications platform to incorporate this important form of collaboration.”

HearMe’s web-based video conferencing system empowers small businesses, distance educators and mobile work forces to conduct meetings in real time at an affordable price. The solution provides video/audio conferencing, desktop and application sharing, and online browser based meeting rooms. HearMe also offers a user-friendly interface and advanced video conferencing capabilities. It allows an unlimited number of users to actively participate in a meeting via voice, video and text chat.

“Paltalk has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. Unified Communications is pleased to grant a 2007 Product of the Year Award to their product, HearMe,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC president and editor-in-chief of Unified Communications magazine. We’re proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from Paltalk in the future.”

A full list of Product of the Year winners will be published in the March, 2008 issue of Unified Communications magazine, www.uc-mag.com

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About HearMe

HearMe, a division of Paltalk, is a web-based video conferencing and online collaboration solution. It empowers SMB’s, corporations, and distance educators to participate in fully scalable voice and video conferences. Utilizing cutting edge video technology to provide real time motion of up to 15 frames per second, participants of a HearMe-hosted meeting can share video in addition to documents and desktop applications. With built-in VoIP capabilities, HearMe eliminates the need for a conference phone bridge line, decreasing costs for SMB’s and enterprises alike. This also allows all participants a hands-free conferencing experience. HearMe’s offering enables companies to connect their mobile workforce, distance educators, and organizations to work more efficiently regardless of geographic location.

About Unified Communications Magazine

New in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a subscriber base of 41,509.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, online and in-person. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, Internet Telephony, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. According to Quantcast, TMCnet reaches nearly one million U.S. unique visitors each month. TMCnet serves as many as three million unique visitors globally each month according to Webtrends. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO, and Call Center 2.0 Conference. (*alexa.com is an amazon.com company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither alexa.com nor amazon.com is affiliated with TMCnet.)

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

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