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PanTerra Networks' SmartBox Awarded for Excellence

June 18, 2014

TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named PanTerra Networks’ SmartBox file sync and share service as 2014 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner.

The award honors the best, most innovative unified communications products and solutions released in the last twelve months.

PanTerra Networks claims SmartBox to be the world's first file-sharing service with built-in unified communications.

SmartBox consolidates multiple cloud services into one, allowing mid-market enterprise customers to securely share, sync and store files while seamlessly communicating and collaborating with users anywhere. The integrated service delivers ultra-high reliability and Quality of Service (QoS), as well as enterprise-grade security features to ensure employees are always protected whether in the office, at home or on their mobile devices.

“Companies are increasingly seeing value in a unified cloud platform for their enterprise that includes secure file sharing and unified communications,” said Arthur Chang, CEO of PanTerra Networks, in a statement.

Chang said that PanTerra Networks' SmartBox file sync and share integrated with the company's CloudUC unified communications service is the ideal solution for mid-market enterprises.

“We're honored to receive this award from TMC; this validation recognizes the need for comprehensive enterprise solutions,” he said.

“Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by PanTerra in their groundbreaking work on SmartBox,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

Earlier in April, PanTerra Networks had announced it now allows the import and management of Google, Outlook, Yahoo and *.csv contacts within file sharing via SmartBox.

To date, virtually all file-sharing providers only import email addresses and they don't even display them to the user. Now, for the first time, a file-sharing service offers the ability to do a complete contact import and management, including email, name, address and phone number, and to act on specific fields (e.g., make a call).

These capabilities allow organizations to condense and synchronize contact information and to streamline communications both internally and externally, saving time and money.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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