Two innovative products dominated voting to share the honours in’ Product of the Year 2008 competition.

With 33 per cent of the nominations, MyGlobalTalk’s VoIP calling solution earned praise for its sound quality and call rates, as well as features such as no contract being required, no connection fees and no minimums.

Launched as a BETA version in June 2008, MyGlobalTalk now works on any cell phone, land line or computer.

The company, which is part of i2Telecom, is preparing a widgets launch which will enable MyGlobalTalk to be used from Outlook, iGoogle or Facebook.

In the many comments of recommendation, voters also highlighted customer service and ease of use as reasons for their satisfaction with MyGlobalTalk.

Sharing this year’s award is IPsmarx’s SIP-based calling card platform, which eliminates the need for a VoIP gateway and PSTN lines using DID technology.

Fully over IP, the calling card solution offers a range of advanced features.

So much so that the product was described by voters as "the platform of the future", "user friendly" and having a "great technical support team".

One reader said: "I am extremely impressed with IPsmarx’s ability to think outside the box and eliminate common problems that exist in the calling card space."

To take this year’s award, the joint winners saw off a large field which included well-known names including Mobivox, Ifbyphone, XConnect, Skype, Fring, ShoreTel, Cypress communications and HelloSoft. would like to thank everyone who took the effort to nominate a product and to cast a vote.

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