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Announcing the 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Awards

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July 21, 2011

Announcing the 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Awards

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Norwalk, CT, (July 21, 2011) — TMC, global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online, and Crossfire Media today announced the 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Award. is the premier resource for current information about the migration to Smart Grid technology.  

The Third Annual Smart Grid Excellence Award will recognize those achievers delivering overall excellence in Smart Grid technology products.

The Smart Grid Excellence Award recognizes outstanding innovation across all facets of smart grid. At this early stage of market development, there is a need for a broadly-defined award that encompasses the full smart grid ecosystem. With today’s rapidly-evolving technologies, innovation is coming from both inside and outside the traditional energy sphere, and will remain this way for some time.

Submissions will be judged by members of TMC’s (News - Alert) editorial staff with recommendations from our Smart Grid Summit partner, Crossfire Media. Aside from basic application, our decision making process will give further consideration to the inclusion of customer case studies that demonstrate smart grid excellence.

“We are seeking solutions to reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market and hope to compile a list of the best of smart grid technologies,” stated Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire.

“It is a pleasure to acknowledge those companies that contribute to the advancement of Smart Grid technologies with a Smart Grid Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO. ”If your company is a Smart Grid innovator, I encourage you to apply and be considered for this prestigious industry award.” 

For more than 20 years, TMC has been honoring technology companies with awards in various categories. These awards are regarded as some of the most prestigious and respected awards in the communications and technology sector worldwide.  Winners represent prominent players in the market who consistently demonstrate the advancement of technologies. Each recipient is a verifiable leader in the marketplace.

Early bird entries are due by August 3, 2011.  Final deadline is August 24, 2011.

Learn more and apply for the Smart Grid Excellence Award.

Winners will be announced on and included in its e-newsletter.

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About Smart Grid serves as a resource for the rapidly developing technologies that enable and harness Smart Grids, with particular emphasis on applications, products and software for improving residential, business, institutional and facilities’ power consumption.

TMCnet’s Smart Grid Web portal offers free resources for anyone interested in researching, purchasing and applying smart grid technologies. It includes Smart Grid industry news and expert analysis by Carl Ford (News - Alert) of Crossfire Media. Additionally this portal encompasses Global Online Communities and Channels, blogs, feature articles, videos and more. Visitors can be regularly updated on what is happening across a spectrum of organizations involved in hardware, wireless communications for video, phone and data and other niches in the Smart Grid market. Please visit

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. 

TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s largest and best-attended IP Communications event. ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2010 was ranked #3 on Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award List.  TMC expects to accelerate ITEXPO West’s growth by bringing the show to Austin, one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the country.  In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop, DevCon5: The HTML5 Development Conference; CVx; Digium (News - Alert)|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance, MSPWorld and more!  Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

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Edited by Jennifer Russell

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