Polycom, Inc.

Polycom, Inc.

October 09, 2007 06:00 ET

Nortel Government Solutions, Polycom Extend Video Solutions to Federal Market

Offer Greater Collaboration, Productivity with Less Travel, Cost

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2007) - Nortel Government Solutions(1) and Polycom(1), Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM) are offering joint solutions for immersive telepresence and high definition (HD) video conferencing to U.S. Federal Government agencies, the companies announced today.

These solutions combine Polycom on demand video conferencing with multimedia communications from Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) and systems integration from Nortel Government Solutions to help create more efficient, effective and productive environments for collaboration among geographically dispersed government employees.

Nortel Government Solutions, a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel, can now provide the entire line of Polycom video conferencing and collaboration solutions to its government clients under a non-exclusive resale agreement between Polycom and Nortel announced in May 2007.

This includes telepresence, conference room and desktop video for multipoint conferencing; video network management and scheduling; and recording, streaming and archiving of video conferences and content. These standards-based solutions are part of the Polycom UltimateHD(1) architecture, which offers the high quality, scalability and backward compatibility necessary to provide an unrivaled user experience.

"These complete, proven solutions are available from a single source, making it easier for Federal agencies to improve multi-location collaboration and decision making while lowering both travel costs and environmental impact," said Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions.

"Integrating managed services from Nortel Government Solutions with Polycom video systems - the only systems that support both FIPS 140-2 validation for government security and IP v6 - offers a powerful solution customized for the specific needs of the Federal marketplace and the most effective way for government workers to telecommute," said Barry Morris, vice president, Federal Systems, Polycom.

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of high definition video, wired and wireless voice, and content solutions to deliver the ultimate collaborative experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony, workplace wireless telephony, and presence-based networks. With its market-driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage from on-demand communications and collaboration. For additional information, call 800-POLYCOM or visit the Polycom web site at

About Nortel Government Solutions

Nortel Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Nortel Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. Nortel Government Solutions is a U.S. company wholly-owned by Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT). Please visit for more information.

About Nortel

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at For the latest Nortel news, visit

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