SOURCE: GrandCentral

March 12, 2007 09:00 ET

GrandCentral Named to the 2007 "Pulver 100"

Company's One-Number Solution to the "Mess of Modern Communications" Helps to Secure Ranking on Pulver 100

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 -- GrandCentral, a next-generation personal communications company, today announced that it has been named to the 2007 "Pulver 100" -- the IP communications industry's premier listing of privately held growth companies that represent the future of the IP voice and video communications ecosystem. GrandCentral has been named to the list as a result of the development of its feature-rich one-number service to give users a simple solution to linking their voice devices.

GrandCentral doesn't replace the devices, but rather enables users to be reached with a single number, to answer a call at any phone they want and to seamlessly switch phones in the middle of a call.

"The Pulver 100 is the IP communications industry's first and foremost award listing, and it continues to grow in significance, because companies like GrandCentral continue to take advantage of what IP has to offer through its innovative one-number technology," said Jeff Pulver, founder and chairman of Pulvermedia. "We're proud to name GrandCentral to this year's Pulver 100."

"It's an honor for GrandCentral to be named to the Pulver 100," said GrandCentral CEO Craig Walker. "GrandCentral is setting out to untangle the mess of modern communications caused by too many devices and too little control. We've worked hard to come up with an elegant solution for people who want to manage their personal communications simply, but with unique and enhanced features. We're grateful to Jeff Pulver and Pulvermedia for recognizing our efforts."

GrandCentral's solution gives customers one phone number that reaches them at any device they choose and gives them unprecedented control over how calls are handled. With GrandCentral, customers can control which phones ring, which ring-back tones are played and which voicemail greetings are heard, all based on who is calling. The service is available free and works across all phones, regardless of type, network or service provider. GrandCentral recently introduced PhoneSpam™ Filter, the world's first spam protection for the phone, which blocks unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers, scam artists and other annoying callers.

About the Pulver 100

Originally introduced in 2002, the Pulver 100 features private companies that impact the distribution of communications and entertainment with Internet technology. These companies have substantial real-world deployments and enjoy significant growth rates. The value chain characterized by the Pulver 100 differs from the vertically integrated model of the last century, focusing more on the direct interface to customers and consumers which has been brought about by the Internet. For additional details on the 2007 Pulver 100, please visit www.pulvermedia.com.

About GrandCentral

GrandCentral Communications is a next-generation personal communications company that gives consumers unprecedented control over their phone calls by integrating all existing phones and voicemail boxes into one through the GrandCentral number. GrandCentral has developed the most comprehensive feature set available in the market today and works seamlessly across all existing telephone networks, systems and devices. The company is privately held and based in Fremont, Calif. For more information on GrandCentral or to sign up for a free account, go to www.grandcentral.com.

About Pulvermedia

Pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. And as the foremost integrated media company, Pulvermedia is ideally poised to deliver a vast range of messages to a wide variety of audiences, including technology buyers and sellers, government regulators, industry analysts, luminaries, pundits and bloggers. For more information, please visit http://www.pulvermedia.com.

Contact Information