ATCOM Business Telecom Solutions Partners with Freedom Calls Foundation to Support Video Conferencing for Military Families

ATCOM Provides Polycom Videoconferencing to Help Unite Families with Military Abroad

Charlotte, NC, October 13, 2006 --( Rhonda Morgan, vice president of ATCOM Business Telecom Solutions, a Polycom dealer, has announced that the company recently partnered with the Freedom Calls Foundation to support a Sept. 9 videoconferencing event that connected military families with military currently stationed in Iraq. The event, which was hosted by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, took place at Bank of America Stadium, the current home of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team. Footage from the Sept. 9 videoconferencing was shown during the halftime of the Sept. 10 Carolina Panthers game against the Atlanta Falcons. Footage was intended to honor all efforts of those stationed abroad and the families that support our troops from home.

“We were proud to partner with the Freedom Calls Foundation for this wonderful event,” said Morgan. “Our companies recognize how important it is for families and loved ones to be in contact with one another. We are honored to be involved with such an outstanding opportunity.”

About ATCOM Business Telecom Solutions:
ATCOM Business Telecom Solutions, a Polycom dealer founded in 1979, is an industry leader in business telecommunications with an expertise in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), a technology that enables businesses to upgrade their existing systems while embracing Internet technologies such as the Web, email, instant messaging, presence and video conferencing. With a client base comprising over 5000 businesses, ATCOM offers deployment of business telephone systems, unified messaging systems, wireless solutions, LAN/WAN infrastructure/services, video conferencing, carrier network services for local and long distance, and structured cabling solutions for voice and data. The privately held firm is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, with regional offices in Charlotte and the Triad. ATCOM has twice received award recognition as North Carolina’s Top 50 Technology Companies, most recently in 2001. For more information please call 800-849-8266 or visit the Web site at

About Freedom Calls Foundation:
Freedom Calls Foundation is a type B not for profit entity, working closely with corporate contributors, individuals, and the military, to deploy wireless VoIP telephone and video conferencing services to military aboard. The Foundation's network offers 50 soft-phones and 20 hard-phones, six video conferencing stations, 10 video e-mail stations and 50 computers with e-mail and Internet access. Freedom Calls Foundation allows soldiers, more than 8,000 miles away, the opportunity to participate in milestone family events such as births, birthdays, weddings and school graduations, free of charge. Future deployments overseas will encompass as many as 200 additional locations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations where our overseas troops lack regular communication with their families and loved ones at home. For more information, visit

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