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Siemens Awards Black Box Network Services, Verizon Business, Communications System Management and REYMA Telecommunications, Inc. as Top Reseller Partners


Siemens Communications Inc. announced the 2006 sales achievement awards for its reseller partners located in 41 states and Puerto Rico. The winners, members of the Siemens Enterprise Partner Program, were honored at the 2007 Siemens Enterprise Partner Forum held in conjunction with VoiceCon Spring in Orlando, Fla.

The Siemens Enterprise Partner Program provides channel partners with competitive enterprise communication solutions, services and support to address the expanding market for integrated voice, data and security solutions. The reseller sales channel offers Siemens and customers expanded reach in the marketplace with sales, implementation and service of business communications systems and solutions.

Award winners for fiscal year 2006 represent Siemens partners that have successfully demonstrated sales and support of Siemens in the enterprise communication market:

-- Black Box Network Services was awarded the Siemens Sales Pinnacle - Enterprise Market Award for outstanding sales and achievement in selling the HiPath(R) 4000 IP Converged Platform to mid-sized and large enterprises. Pennsylvania-based Black Box was the top revenue producer for 2006, and has continued to meet the needs of the larger enterprise market with more deployments of the HiPath 4000 in 2006. In addition, BlackBox continues to fuel the success of its customer interaction practice with numerous implementations of HiPath ProCenter for its customers’ contact centers. Black Box customer wins during 2006 include Lake Hospital Systems, St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, CIMA Labs and FedEx Freight.

-- Verizon Business received the Siemens Pinnacle Partnership Award. Joining the Siemens Enterprise Partner Program in 2004, Verizon received the award for year-over-year increased sales and orders during fiscal 2006. Verizon Business offers comprehensive solutions based on Siemens’ technologies that include IP telephony, messaging, mobility and security. This is the second-straight year that Verizon Business has received a Siemens Enterprise Partner Program Award.

-- Communications System Management (CSM) was awarded the Siemens Sales Pinnacle in the SME Market Award for outstanding sales achievement in selling the HiPath 3000 to small and mid-sized enterprises. Tampa, Florida-based CSM grew its Siemens revenues by 94 percent in fiscal 2006 by concentrating its sales initiatives on the Siemens HiPath 3000/5000 IP convergence portfolios. CSM’s customer wins include Beall’s, Inc., the Bank of St. Petersburg and Schroeder Manatee Ranch.

-- REYMA Telecommunications, Inc. received the Siemens Shining Star Award, which is presented to the dedicated Siemens partner that has significantly increased its Siemens revenues and orders year-to-year. Puerto Rico-based REYMA increased its year-to-year revenues by 119% in fiscal 2006 and currently services the Puerto Rican locations of some of Siemens top global accounts, including Coca Cola, SAP, GSK, SEARS, Univar and Wyeth.

The award winners reflect the continued success of the HiPath portfolio of communication solutions in the North American market, where Siemens and its reseller partners provide a comprehensive portfolio of integrated communication platforms, applications, phones, security solutions and management services. The Siemens HiPath portfolio of wired and wireless solutions helps provide enterprises with practical and flexible approaches for deploying next-generation collaboration and customer interaction tools that interoperate with legacy systems. HiPath open solutions support and interoperate with mixed-vendor environments.

“Our growing reseller partner program demonstrates the continued momentum and influence that Siemens is having as a next-generation visionary for multimedia communications that can be tied directly to business process and workflow improvements,” said Rick Fitzgerald, vice president and general manager of the Siemens Channel Solutions Group, Siemens Communications Inc. “For our award winners, significant accomplishments grew out of strong commitments to helping customers be more successful using the Siemens portfolio of solutions.”

Siemens open communication solutions include the HiPath Real-Time IP systems - for organizations of all sizes - providing centralized features, access, configuration and call-processing functions. The portfolio also includes HiPath Wireless, secure and mobile management solutions for voice, data and multimedia over wireless LAN networks. In addition, the HiPath portfolio includes management solutions, smart cards, fixed, wireless phones and dual-mode phones. Award-winning communication applications include the HiPath ProCenter(R) portfolio of first-contact resolution agent center solutions; the Xpressions(R) unified messaging family and the HiPath OpenScape(TM) collaboration portal, a presence and access aware software suite that helps enterprises speed up communication processes between workers, work teams and with customers. Siemens also offers a complete line of HiPath professional, lifecycle and managed services.


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