LONDON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- European CEO, the premier pan-European publication for business leaders, has announced the winners of its Telepresence Awards 2009. The awards were announced in the June-July issue of the magazine, released this month. The winners were as follows:

Telepresence Provider of the Year Award for 2009, Tandberg

This Nordic powerhouse has become the benchmark for enterprise-wide Telepresence deployment because its core strengths come from the ground up, through extensive research and development. With some of the finest engineers in the industry, Tandberg delivers a product line of staggering quality and reliability. It's no surprise that European CEO's readers resoundingly chose the company as the overall winner of the Telepresence Provider of the Year Award for 2009.

Telepresence Managed Services Provider of the Year Award for 2009, Tata Communications

In what is a highly competitive market, Tata Communications surpassed strong competition as a result of their total command of industry first innovations, which include the opening and continued expansion of publically accessible telepresence suites in a number of locations across the globe.

Telepresence Network Provider of the year 2009, Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services have distinguished themselves as the Telepresence network provider of choice as a result of unparalleled investment. With this, they have garnered the largest international reach of any telecoms provider in the world.

Telepresence Infrastructure Provider of the Year 2009, Cisco

It's no secret that Cisco Systems have always commanded a powerful presence in the Telepresence market with the trusted and sound architecture of their gateways; the essential bridge for all telepresence operations.

Telepresence Innovator of the Year 2009, Sony

Sony's cutting edge 3D Technology created in association with one of the industry's leading pioneers, Duffy White of Telepresence Tech, has resulted in an astoundingly life-like image exhibited within their range of Telepresence products.

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