SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

November 11, 2011 07:30 ET

Frost & Sullivan Presented the 2011 Excellence in Best Practices Awards

Growth Partnership Company Recognizes World Class Companies for Innovation and Leadership Across Their Respective Markets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 11, 2011) - Frost & Sullivan honored recipients of its 2011 Excellence in Best Practices Awards at a dinner banquet held Thursday, Nov. 10, in San Antonio, TX, at the Westin La Cantera Resort and Spa.

The Excellence in Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.

Awarded companies included:

Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. - 2011 North American In situ Biomarker Detection Assay Technology Innovation Award

Allscripts - 2011 North American Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Vertical Market Penetration Leadership Award

Anritsu - 2011 Global Passive Intermodulation Testing Customer Value Enhancement Award

Ballard Power Systems, Inc. - 2011 North American Stationary PEM Fuel Cells New Product Innovation Award

BioTek Instruments - 2011 North American Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences New Product Innovation Award

Calgary Scientific Inc. - 2011 North American Medical Imaging Informatics Enabling Technology Award

Dana Holding Corporation - 2011 North American Commercial Vehicle Drivelines Technology Innovation Award

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - 2011 North American Biopharmaceutical Research Tools New Product Innovation Award

Impinj, Inc. - 2011 North American Radio Frequency Identification Chips Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Itron - 2011 North American Advanced Meter Infrastructure Product Quality Leadership Award

ITT Corporation - 2011 Global Geothermal Energy Pumps Market Share Leadership Award

JDSU - 2011 Global xDSL Test Equipment Customer Value Enhancement Award

Kotura, Inc. - 2011 North American Variable Optical Attenuator for Optical Communications New Product Innovation Award

Line-X Protective Coatings - 2011 North American Construction Protective Coatings Product Line Strategy Award

MRV Communications - 2011 North American Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product Differentiation Excellence Award

NetMotion Wireless - 2011 Global Mobile VPN Market Share Leadership Award

NewsGator - 2011 North American Enterprise Collaboration Solutions Customer Value Enhancement Award

Oragenics, Inc. - 2011 North American Oral Care Probiotics Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Philips Healthcare - 2011 North American Cardiology Informatics Market Share Leadership Award

Q-Sensei Corp. - 2011 North American Enterprise Search New Product Innovation Award

Siemens Enterprise Communications - 2011 Global Enterprise Voice and Unified Messaging Platform Customer Value Enhancement Award

Sitel Operating Corporation - 2011 North American Contact Center Outsourcing Competitive Strategy Innovation Award

SYKES - 2011 North American Contact Center Outsourcing Customer Value Enhancement Award

Teleperformance - 2011 North American Contact Center Outsourcing Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Varolii Corporation - 2011 North American Hosted Outbound Customer Contact Market Share Leadership Award

ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc. - 2011 North American Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Technology Innovation Award

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

For further information about the Awards Banquet, please contact a member of the Best Practices Team.

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