Submissions Now Being Accepted for 2006 Best of Interop Awards

Mar 15, 2006

 CMP Media's Network Computing to Sponsor Annual Awards Spotlighting the
  Leading Products and Technologies Exhibited at Interop Las Vegas 2006

   WHAT:     CMP Media today announced that submissions are now being
             accepted for the 2006 Best of Interop Awards
             (, sponsored by CMP Media's Network
             Computing, honoring the leading products and technologies
             exhibited at Interop Las Vegas 2006. The Best of Interop Awards
             will be presented to winners in each of seven categories, plus
             two special categories, on Tuesday, May 2nd at Interop Las
             Vegas. This year's event will be held April 30 - May 5, 2006 at
             the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

   WHO:      Awards will be given in the following categories: Application
             Networks and Performance, Data Center and Storage,
             Infrastructure, Network Software and Services, Security, VoIP
             and Collaboration, and Wireless and Mobility. Judges will also
             select two special awards, including an overall Best of Interop
             winner from the finalists in all seven categories, as well as a
             Best Startup Product.

   HOW:      The submission form for the Best of Interop Awards is available
             online at . To enter the Best of
             Interop competition, a vendor must be a primary exhibitor at
             Interop Las Vegas 2006. A primary exhibitor is a company that
             has contracted directly with Interop Las Vegas for its own
             standalone exhibit space. Companies that only have booths as
             part of Partner Pavilions may not participate in the Best of
             Interop awards program.

   WHEN:     Entries must be submitted on April 7, 2006 by 11:59 PM. Late
             submissions will not be accepted.

   CONTACT:  For questions regarding Best of Interop, email

  About Interop®

Interop®, now part of the CMP Media family of global brands, has led the revolution and evolution in IP networking for the past twenty years, and is dedicated to promoting and demonstrating the interoperability of the converged network, applications and devices to seamlessly exchange and use information to address the full range of business challenges facing IT organizations today and tomorrow. As the leading destination for technology buyers and sellers, Interop has fostered the growth and evolution of the IT industry for the past two decades, and remains the most anticipated and only comprehensive IT event. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop® provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop® Las Vegas will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 30-May 5, 2006, and Interop® New York 2006 will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, September 18-22, 2006. For more information about the event, visit

About CMP Media (

CMP Media is a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Media is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

PRNewswire -- March 15


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