NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allworx, a Windstream company, announced today that Allworx Interact was selected as a winner of the Best of Show Award for Best SMB Solution at TMC's ITEXPO, held Jan. 28-31, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Winners of the prestigious Best of Show Award program are reserved for products or services that demonstrate creativity and technological innovation. Allworx Interact™ applications bring effortless communication to the desktop, offering intuitive productivity and efficiency improvements for their users. Interact is designed to leverage the simplicity of the PC-based user interface with the power of the Allworx handset, resulting in real-time tangible benefits to Allworx customers. Allworx Interact Pro adds control over Allworx phones to the application in a series of dockable windows, enabling users to view current and parked calls, contacts, call history, and to control presence management. The ability to view the presence and handset status of other Allworx users prior to placing calls makes connecting with co-workers much easier for those using Allworx systems. Allworx directory entries and user contact lists are quickly located through its search capability, providing rapid, error-free dialing. Microsoft Outlook contacts are also incorporated into the Interact Pro database, or into a combined favorites list, allowing easy search and one-click connections. "At Allworx, our core values of innovation, value, reliability, customer focus and quality drive us to give enormous attention to producing advanced solutions for small and medium-sized businesses," said Chris Hasenauer, vice president and general manager of Allworx. "Allworx Interact leverages our momentum with our SMB focus, making the features popularized in our mobile application, Allworx Reach, available to employees who require advanced desktop applications. We are honored to be recognized by TMC for innovation focusing on the SMB market." "The products and solutions nominated for the ITEXPO Best in Show Awards continue to demonstrate raw innovation, and it's truly exciting to see what new technological developments our exhibitors have for us each year," said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. "We are pleased to honor Allworx for their efforts and creativity in developing advanced, powerful solutions for the business technology marketplace."