Longwood, Fla. – August 30, 2012 – PHXX, a video-on-demand platform development company with expertise in new media and gaming, has been recognized as a recipient of the 2012 Florida Companies to WatchSM award, an honor presented by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida.
- Over-the-top video-on-demand solutions worldwide
- Gaming clients in The Arabian Gulf region, such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar
- Hospitality clients that are powering new interactive shopping directories
Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
“Our industry is changing daily and we have to react to those changes with new ideas and new products very quickly. Our platform – built by developers here in Florida – support video, gaming and new media projects around globe,” said PHXX President and CEO Shane Robinett. “We are honored to be distinguished by GrowFL as one of the Florida Companies to Watch this year. The recognition highlights our continued growth and success as a platform development company and our dedication to deliver top-notch products with global reach that will strengthen Florida’s economic potential.”
Tom O’Neal, Executive Director of GrowFL and Associate Vice President at the University of Central Florida noted, “Florida Companies to Watch takes a holistic approach, identifying companies across the state that represent Florida’s future. GrowFL illustrates the economic potential across the entire state, not just in major metropolitan areas, that the state realizes with the successes of second-stage companies.”
Fifty companies across Florida, including PHXX, received this honor and will be recognized at an awards gala on Friday, October 19 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.
PHXX is a Central Florida-based platform development firm with a specific focus on advanced media delivery solutions. PHXX has been a successful enterprise since 2004 and has continued to expand and update their role in the media and technology markets. PHXX’s main interests are focused on the successful deployment of video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-topology (OTT) solutions, media portal production and management, and online gaming portal services. These services, utilized as both a package or as one unique solution, are assisting telecommunication companies, among other industries, around the globe. For more information about PHXX visit http://www.phxx.com, follow us on Twitter at @PHXX.
Economic Gardening is a philosophy that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state and is the basis for the entrepreneurship programs at the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL). Initially created in 2009 as a pilot program, GrowFL, at the University of Central Florida, is now a critical component to Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the state’s overall economic development strategy. GrowFL focuses its efforts on initiatives that strengthen the service offerings of entrepreneurial support organizations throughout Florida and by delivering critical research and strategy support to help second-stage growth entrepreneurs prosper. GrowFL has helped more than 400 companies create more than 1,400 new jobs statewide since 2009. Website: www.growfl.com
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