Linqto Wins 2015 Overall Most Innovative Monarch Innovation Award posted 04/14/2015

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Barlow Research Press Release - April 14th, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, April 10/Business Wire/ - Linqto wins the top award in Barlow Research's 2015 Monarch Innovation Awards, as announced Friday by Barlow Research Associates, Inc. ( Linqto joins BBVA Compass, Yodlee and Ignite Sales in receiving a Monarch Innovation Award in 2015. The winners were chosen based on their innovative products and features.

The Monarch Innovation Awards ( are unique and coveted because an independent jury evaluates the submissions. Only a select few organizations that submitted a nomination receive an award. Monarch Award nominations are scored based on uniqueness, stickiness, dependability, ease of use, value and their wow factor. Nominations are independently judged by a panel of four jurists: Robert Berini, Genpact, Ltd.; Bill Hippensteel, BAI; Nick Miller, Clarity Advantage Corporation; and Mary Beth Sullivan, Capital Performance Group.

Overall Most Innovative Award: Linqto Personal Banker
Linqto, Inc. ( was awarded the
"Overall Most Innovative Award” for its Personal Banker product.

Linqto Personal Banker enables direct video, audio and text communication between bank employees and customers; users are able to receive face-to-face, personalized assistance with the convenience of online or mobile banking. A wide range of products can be delivered and promoted to customers without the traditional constraints of mobile screens.

Linqto is the only video agent solution specifically designed for the banking and financial services industries. It provides secure, easy-to-integrate, and robust two-way video connectivity without having to operate an entire video-communications software stack. Importantly, it works across multiple devices, browsers and operating systems, so that the widest range of clients can be served. In studying banking relationships, Linqto also created special features, like the ability to hand-off a conversation to a specialist, say for applying for a loan or discussing investment planning. Tellers can remotely enable the high-resolution rear camera on smartphones to capture document images. Sessions can be recorded for audit and training reasons, and finally, the bankers' interface provides previously captured customer images to help detect fraudulent actors.

For more information about the 2015 Monarch Innovation Awards or any of this year's winners, visit

About Barlow Research Associates, Inc. (BRAI):
Barlow Research Associates, Inc. was founded in 1980 to provide research and consulting services to the banking industry in the U.S. and overseas. BRAI specializes in custom research, strategic consulting and syndicated research programs in small business, middle market and digital business banking. All three syndicated programs provide a continuous flow of market knowledge and competitive intelligence to member institutions.

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