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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Industry Leadership, Innovation, and Best Practices

- Companies recognized for excellence across multiple industries

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan, joined by a multitude of distinguished companies, hosted its 2012 Excellence in Best Practices Awards banquet on Nov. 8, 2012 at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

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Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that significantly influence their industries through unrivaled products, technologies, and services that address key industry challenges and provide unrivaled value to their given end users. Over the last 14 years, the Best Practices Awards have identified emerging trends before they became industry standards, highlighted advanced technologies poised to catalyze and transform industries, and honored companies and their teams for their contributions and successes.

From market leadership and successful product line strategy to new product innovation and customer value enhancement, each Award recipient was thoroughly vetted and benchmarked against their competition, allowing a true 'apples-to-apples' comparison of products and services, ultimately identifying and recognizing each industry's best-in-class.

Awarded companies included:

Anue Systems - 2012 Global Network Optimization and Visibility Customer Value Enhancement Award

BioCell Technology, LLC - 2012 North American Collagen Peptide in Personal Care New Product Innovation Award

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. - 2012 North American Quantitative and Digital PCR Instrumentation Market Penetration Leadership Award

BRS Labs - 2012 North American Intelligent Video Analytics New Product Innovation Award

Cargill, Incorporated - 2012 North American Phytosterols Product Leadership Award

Cbeyond - 2012 North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Centric Software - 2012 Global Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Cisco - 2012 Global Smart Grid Enabling Technology Award

Cisco Systems - 2012 Global Videoconferencing Infrastructure Market Share Leadership Award

Detection Innovations, Inc. - 2012 Global Machine to Machine Solutions Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Digium - 2012 Global SMB Communications Platforms Growth Leadership Award

Fallbrook Technologies Inc. - 2012 North American Powertrain Market Growth Capital Investment Opportunity Award

General Vision Inc. - 2012 North American Cognitive Computing Processors for Pattern Recognition New Product Innovation Award

Grote Industries - 2012 North American Commercial Vehicle Safety Lighting Technology Leadership Award

Humedica, Inc. - 2012 North American Health Data Analytics Customer Value Enhancement Award

Identive Group - 2012 Global Identification and Security Product Line Strategy Award

Intel-GE Care Innovations™ - 2012 North American Remote Patient Monitoring Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

KineMed, Inc. - 2012 North American Pathway Based Drug Discovery Enabling Technology Award

Level 3 Communications - 2012 United States MPLS/IP VPN Services Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Liquid Robotics - 2012 North American Remote Operated Vehicles for the Oil and Gas Industry Enabling Technology Award

Navitas Solutions, Inc. - 2012 North American Battery Management Systems Technology Innovation Award

OnAsset - 2012 North American M2M Enabled Freight Intelligence Industry Customer Value Enhancement Award

Openwave Messaging, Inc. - 2012 North American Mobile Messaging Product Line Strategy Award

PaySpan, Inc. - 2012 North American Healthcare Payment Solutions Growth Leadership Award

Proofpoint, Inc. - 2012 North American Email Content Security Product Differentiation Excellence Award

ShareThis - 2012 Global Social Analytics Technology Innovation Award

ShoreTel's Cloud Division - 2012 North American Hosted IP Telephony and UC Services Customer Value Enhancement Award

Sony Electronics - 2012 U.S. Consumers' Choice Award: Customer Contact Experience for PC Manufacturers

Subex - 2012 Global Communication Service Provider Financial Assurance Market Share Leadership Award

Sunshine Heart, Inc. - 2012 North American Heart Failure Treatment New Product Innovation Award

Teleperformance -

2012 North American Contact Center Outsourcing Customer Value Enhancement Award

2012 Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

2012 Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Green Excellence Award

Telogis - 2012 North American Light Commercial Vehicles Telematics Growth Leadership Award

TeraRecon, Inc. - 2012 North American Medical Imaging Informatics New Product Innovation Award

Time Warner Cable Business Class - 2012 United States Business Communications Executives' Choice of Primary Network Service Providers:  Company with the Highest Loyalty Award

VanDyne SuperTurbo, Inc. - 2012 North American Automotive Powertrain New Product Innovation Award

Vertical Communications, Inc. - 2012 North American SMB Unified Communications Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Volvo Trucks - 2012 North American Commercial Vehicle Repair & Maintenance Customer Value Enhancement Award

Webroot Inc. - 2012 North American Endpoint Security Products Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Windstream -

2012 North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Market Share Leadership Award

2012 United States Retail Carrier Ethernet Services Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Xenex Healthcare Services - 2012 United States Hospital Safety and Prevention Technologies New Product 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 to identify best practices.

For further information about the Awards Banquet, please contact [email protected] or a member of the Best Practices Team.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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