SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

Polycom, Inc.

February 02, 2010 08:30 ET

Leading Unified Communications Providers Convene at the Polycom 2010 Global Partner Conference TEAM Polycom

UC Industry Leaders Address the Future of Communications and Bring Fully Integrated Collaboration Solutions to Market

SAN DIEGO, CA and PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the leader in telepresence, video and voice solutions, kicked off its annual partner conference, TEAM Polycom, in San Diego this week. The event, which takes place Feb. 1 - 3 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, is host to networking and communications industry leaders from around the globe. Polycom teams with its unified communications (UC) solutions partners to deliver a fully integrated, end-to-end standards-based open collaboration network.

"Partnerships are key to our success and a critical element of our business," said Andrew Miller, executive vice president at Polycom. "We team with our partners to integrate their systems with Polycom's Open Collaboration Network, providing an interoperable UC solution that gives our customers flexibility and greater return on their existing technology investments."

At the conference, Miller will discuss Polycom's role within the UC market and why Polycom is well positioned to help its customers and partners streamline their businesses by collaborating more effectively than ever before. Featured industry analyst Bob Hafner, managing vice president, Gartner, Inc., will provide insights into the current market opportunity for unified communications and how this market is expected to evolve. Attendees will also explore new solutions targeted at the general enterprise as well as tailored solutions for important vertical markets such as healthcare, education and the public sector.

Polycom is hosting an EXPO showcase, providing its partners an excellent opportunity to see how Polycom's Open Collaboration Network can help grow their businesses. The EXPO showcase includes integrated customer solutions demonstrating improved productivity and enhanced ROI. Additionally, world renowned speakers Patrick Lencioni, author of eight best-selling books with more than 2.5 million copies sold, and Nando Parrado, a survivor of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes Mountains east of Chile in October 1972, will address the audience. Both speakers are highly inspirational and convey a deep understanding of the dynamics of leadership and teamwork.

Platinum sponsors of Polycom's event include Avaya, BroadSoft, IBM, Microsoft, NEC, Siemens Enterprise Communication Group, HP, and Juniper Networks. Gold sponsors include AMD Global Telemedicine, Aruba Networks, Digium, GlobalMedia Group, Latin Telecom, myVRM, Riverbed Technology, VBrick Systems, GN Netcom, AudiSoft Technologies, Streamcore, and Esnatech. The silver sponsors are ADTRAN, Benbria, Blue Coat, Metaswitch Networks, NET, Sutus, InGenius, Edgewater Networks, Princeton Technology, and Toshiba America Information Systems.

About the Polycom Open Collaboration Network

Polycom's integration efforts with its partners supports Polycom's Open Collaboration Network strategy, providing an open and interoperable collaboration solution that gives customers greater flexibility and investment protection for their UC environment. By working with leading unified communications platform providers, Polycom is able to deliver its productivity-enhancing and cost-saving telepresence, video and voice collaboration products as an integrated part of core unified communication environments, making the technologies easily accessible as part of the everyday workflow within a comprehensive solution that is easy to deploy and manage.

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) is the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere. Visit www.polycom.com for more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.

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