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Parliant Corporation's PhoneValet Named Product Of The Year!

Mac telephony experts recognized for value to the community: true dynamism, vision and innovation.

Parliant, the Ottawa-based Mac Telephony Experts, have been awarded product of the year for PhoneValet by Ottawa's economic development agency: OCRI.

PhoneValet turns a Mac into a multi-line virtual call center. It features an automated attendant, unlimited voice mail call tree, call blocking, recording, logging and screening, automated dialing and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) capabilities. It does all this and more using standard telephone lines and many internet telephone lines -- with no need for an expensive phone switch.

The awards are judged by the independent Society of Collaborative Opportunities and Advancement of Professionals (SCOAP), and attracted more than 70 nominations from companies, professionals and students working within Ottawa's knowledge-based community.

"The recipients of tonight's awards stand as an example of the talent and strength that are the backbone of Ottawa's knowledge-based community," said Jeffrey Dale, OCRI's President and CEO. "We continue to see the award applicant pool grow in quality and quantity, enabling us to present an outstanding roster of first-rate businesses and executives that offer outstanding value to the community and demonstrate true dynamism, vision and innovation in their sectors."

The award for PhoneValet comes at a time when Parliant is receiving a number of industry accolades for its flagship telephony application. Earlier this year PhoneValet won the highest honor in Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac community with the 2006 Editors' Choice (Eddy) Awards from Macworld magazine.

"Parliant products service the needs of small office, home and home office users, and we're proud to be building them here in Ottawa" says Parliant's Founder and CEO Kevin Ford. "This award proves that today's small Ottawa-based businesses can be as global as the imaginations of entrepreneurs."