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West Video Meeting Gateway Named 2017 Stevie Awards Winner

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 12:30
2017 Stevie Awards

We are excited to announce that West Video Meeting Gateway (VMG) has been honored with the Bronze Stevie® Award in the Best New Software Integration Solution category in the 15th annual American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards recognize outstanding achievement in a wide range of categories representing nearly all aspects of the workplace.

West VMG Earns a Bronze Stevie

The Stevie Award for Software Integration Solutions recognizes the best solutions designed to integrate disparate applications, operating systems, data, and/or business processes used within an organization in order to simplify and automate their use and eliminate silos of information and functionality.

Microsoft’s Skype for Business is among the most popular collaboration tools available today and is poised to exceed 100 million enterprise customers by 2018. However, out-of-the box Skype for Business does not support non-Skype for Business endpoints, complicating collaboration for people trying to join from alternative solutions.

Launched in October of 2016, West VMG is designed to help enterprises overcome mixed vendor environments and improve the Microsoft Skype for Business UC experience while also allowing companies to make the most of infrastructure they’ve already purchased. A video transcoding gateway, West VMG enables a native video meeting experience within Microsoft Office 365 Skype for Business for any endpoint, including legacy H.323/SIP endpoints without added downloads or plugins.

More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Here at West, our goal is to make communication easy. We were thrilled to hear feedback from Stevie Award judges that VMG “Makes conferencing easier for many companies,” and that it “… encourages conference call ease in our modern world.”

We are honored to receive this award and thankful to everyone who help keep our solutions best-in-class.


Vote for West VMG in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards

As a Bronze Stevie Award-winner, West VMG has also been included in this year’s People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Best New Software Integration Solution! Help us bring home the People’s Choice Stevie by casting your votes for West VMG with code B600L . Voting is open from May 2 – June 2, 2017 and winners will be announced during the week of June 5th. Remember to vote early and often!

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