March 05, 2008 15:54 ET

TANDBERG Product Innovation Recognized by VON Magazine

Leading Provider of High-Definition Videoconferencing Solutions Awarded 2008 Innovator Award for TANDBERG Codian MCU 4500

NORWOOD, MA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA), a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing and mobile video solutions, today announced that its TANDBERG Codian MCU 4500 Series high-definition (HD) voice and video bridge has received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award, which is the leading listing of innovative companies that represent the future of the Internet Communications industry.

"We are pleased to announce TANDBERG as a recipient of the VON Magazine Innovators Award for its TANDBERG Codian MCU 4500," said Bill Sell, Publisher, VON Media Group. "TANDBERG stood out among other companies that were nominated for its clear commitment to creating targeted, total solutions for its customers."

"TANDBERG is honored to receive this prestigious award from VON magazine," said Peter Nutley, director of global product marketing, TANDBERG. "The TANDBERG Codian MCU 4500 Series provides customers with a scalable, secure platform for high-definition videoconferencing and this award further validates our position as the industry leading video provider for unified communications."

The TANDBERG Codian MCU 4500 Series is a conferencing bridge that delivers an HD multimedia experience for business meetings, telemedicine, distance learning and corporate training. Endpoint agnostic, it features Universal Port™ and Packet Safe™ technology, a video firewall, web conferencing, streaming and a built-in gatekeeper.

"The Codian MCU 4500 Series was designed from the ground up to support high resolution videoconferencing," commented Ira Weinstein, Senior Analyst and Partner at Wainhouse Research. "Its powerful and sophisticated capabilities are activated automatically, and without user intervention, to keep things simple and easy for conference participants. Organizations seeking to conduct mixed Standard Definition (SD) and HD video meetings will be well served by this video bridge."

About VON Magazine Innovation Awards

Building on the legacy of the Pulver 100, the VON Innovator Awards have evolved to recognize all companies -- start-ups to publicly-traded companies -- which represent the future of Internet Communications. Each participating company completed a lengthy and comprehensive nomination process, and the recipients have been selected from a committee made up of VON Magazine editors, columnists, and contributors, as well as the leading content producer for the VON.x conferences. The Inaugural VON Magazine Innovator Award winners will be honored at Spring VON.x at 6:00 PM Pacific time on March 18th in the VON Theatre in San Jose. For additional information, please visit:


TANDBERG is a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit for more information.

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