January 25, 2007
opened yesterday and there was even a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Dialogic booth. Seeing Dialogic is a bit nostalgic for me since Dialogic was one of the first
products I ever reviewed for TMC. Back in 1996 I reviewed some of Dialogic's telephony boards for CTI Magazine, including the Dialogic VFX/40 and Dialogic D/41D, a four-port analog card.
Dialogic was the leader in the telephony board space, was later acquired by Intel where they languished, then recently sold to Eicon Networks. Dialogic is now poised to make a comeback and they've chosen the premiere IP communications tradeshow, TMC's ITEXPO to make their comeback. Rich Tehrani stated
, "We are very excited to have Dialogic choose ITEXPO
as the first show they have exhibited at."
Check out the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Dialogic booth. Click Here to View Video
Dialogic is just one example of why companies are choosing to exhibit at ITEXPO. As mentioned in a prior post today, I was talking with David Tang from Actiontec and he told me "We stopped attending a major VoIP tradeshow in favor of Internet Telephony Expo because we found that the other show was focused on carriers and ITEXPO had a much broader audience, including VARs, resellers, and end-users. ITEXPO draws buyers. We closed a major deal from a multi-billion dollar ski company at the San Diego ITEXPO and we've already had a lot of interest at this (Ft. Lauderdale) show last night when the exhibit hall opened."