Lior Haramaty

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Lior Haramaty (born in Tel-Aviv, Israel in 1966) is the co-founder of VocalTec Inc.[1] (1989) and the inventor of the Audio Transceiver[2] used in the creation of Voice Over Networks products and eventually the VoIP industry.[3]

VocalTec was the first company to provide commercial Internet voice technology, which in 1996 was one of the earliest successful Internet IPOs (NASDAQ: vocl).

In 2006 Haramaty was included in TMCnet's Internet Telephony magazine "Top 100 Voices of IP communications" for his contributions to the VoIP industry.[citation needed] In 2005 he was awarded the "VON Visionary Award" by .[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Biographies of New Directions in Telecom forum participants".
  2. ^ U.S. Patent 5,825,771
  3. ^ "Internet Telephony October 2006 Publisher's Outlook". Communications and Technology Blog -