Cypress Communications Receives Prestigious Excalibur Award

ATLANTA, GA-- Cypress Communications is proud to announce that it was named the winner of the Excalibur Award, presented by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). The Excalibur Award recognizes companies that have demonstrated outstanding competency in utilizing technology to enhance their businesses.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia with this prestigious award,” said Cypress Communications’ president and CEO, Steve Schilling. “At Cypress Communications, we aim to use the best technology to truly create innovative solutions for our customers, and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented employees and the support of our vendors; it is through their collaborative efforts that we’ve been able to achieve this goal.”

In its quest to create an advanced communications solution that delivered the benefits of VoIP and unified communications while still retaining the quality and reliability of traditional telephony, Cypress Communications took the unconventional path of integrating two traditionally disparate platforms: the Nortel Communications Server 2000 with the powerful Multimedia Communications Server 5200. With the successful integration of these platforms, deployed into the Cypress Communications private IP network and enabled by a complex array of software, Cypress Communications became the only company in the United States—and only one of three in the world—to accomplish this feat.

"This year, the judges found many of our entries to be worthy of recognition, but Cypress Communications stood out among the group as exemplifying the core spirit of the Excalibur Award. Cypress Communications had a vision—for themselves and for their clients—and the company met the challenge with vigor and ingenuity. We at TAG extend our warmest congratulations to Cypress Communications for this achievement," said Tino Mantella, president of TAG.

The Excalibur Awards were initiated in 2005 to recognize and call attention to Georgia’s “tech-enabled” companies who demonstrate exemplary competency in utilizing the latest and best technology to enhance their businesses and gain a true competitive advantage over their competition. Nominees for the Excalibur Award were judged on a variety of criteria including the scope of the issue addressed or problem solved, the creativity of the technology-enabled solution, return on investment and business results.