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November 02, 2009 08:29 ET

Polycom Expands Desktop Phone Portfolio With the Introduction of the Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 and the Polycom CX300

High Definition Voice Devices Round Out Polycom's Microsoft-Optimized and Open SIP, Standards-Based Portfolio of Desktop Phones

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - VoiceCon San Francisco -- Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) now offers a full portfolio of high definition enabled desktop phones with the introduction of two new products -- the Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 desktop phone and the Polycom CX300 desktop phone.

-- The SoundPoint IP 335 completes Polycom's portfolio of open SIP, standards-based desktop phones featuring Polycom HD Voice. The addition of the SoundPoint IP 335 makes HD Voice more widely available and more affordable than ever before. Businesses of any size can take advantage of Polycom's HD Voice technology without paying for a high-end desktop phone.

-- The CX300 is the newest addition to the CX product family optimized for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and rounds out Polycom's portfolio of Microsoft Office Communicator-optimized devices. Only Polycom offers a complete line of integrated voice and visual communications solutions for Microsoft unified communications (UC) solutions.

Pricing & Availability:

The Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 will be available this month at an MSRP of U.S. $199 and the Polycom CX300 is available immediately at an MSRP of U.S. $169. Both products can be purchased through Polycom's extensive global network of channel partners.

Highlights / Key Features of the Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 desktop phone:

-- Open, standards-based SIP support

-- Superior voice quality featuring Polycom HD Voice™ technology, including support of the G.722 wideband codec, Acoustic Clarity Technology 2, and a system design optimized for the clearest audio

-- Ease of use - including a backlit graphical LCD and a dedicated RJ-9 headset port

-- Latest technology investment protection including cell phone interference resistance and integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) support

Highlights / Key Features of the Polycom CX300 desktop phone:

-- Integration with Windows XP and Windows Vista offering a seamless unified communications experience without drivers or software

-- Superior Voice Quality - Clear high definition wideband audio maximizes the accuracy and productivity of real-time conversations whether using the handset, full duplex speaker phone or a headset

-- Ease of use - Convenient dial pad and two-line monochrome backlit display with plug-and-play operation to a USB port on the PC

-- Enhanced presence indicator - Presence status monitoring to efficiently route calls

Quotes:

Phil McDonald, IT Manager, Carlson Companies, Inc.

"At Carlson, we require high quality sound device that is compatible with our IP PBX. The clarity and quality of Polycom HD Voice is excellent and improves our day-to-day communications. We're happy to see Polycom include HD Voice in its full range of phones, from the entry level to the executive desktop, making it more accessible and affordable than ever before. Additionally, the SoundPoint IP 335 incorporates a number of useful features encased in a very functional design. Overall, we're very pleased with the Polycom phones."

Paul Waadevig, Senior Consultant, Unified Communications, Frost & Sullivan.

"Polycom is a leader among independent SIP desktop phone vendors. IP desktop phones are rapidly proliferating in the enterprise market today, as a part of growing demand for end-to-end unified communications solutions. These new solutions provide customers the flexibility to deploy high-quality Polycom desktop phones regardless of the UC platform they choose to implement."

Moz Hussain, director, Unified Communications Group at Microsoft Corp.

"Microsoft and Polycom share a strategic relationship in the unified communications space, and the addition of the CX300 further strengthens Polycom's offering of Office Communicator 2007 R2-optimized devices. Polycom offers a broad array of voice and video solutions for the Microsoft unified communications platform that can add significant value by enabling companies to better connect people, information and business processes."

Jim Kruger, Vice President of Marketing, Polycom Voice Communications Solutions

"We put our customers at the center of everything we do. In order to protect their investments, we are future proofing all of our products by including Polycom HD across our product line, from the desktop to the conference room. Our customers have the flexibility to deploy the UC network of their choice with the added confidence that Polycom voice and visual communications solutions will fit within that environment and offer the ultimate UC experience."

Media Opportunities:

-- See the Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 and the CX300 in action at VoiceCon San Francisco

-- To learn more about HD Voice, attend the "HD Voice: Hype or Reality?" panel at VoiceCon San Francisco featuring Polycom Co-founder and CTO Jeff Rodman

Moscone Center, Room 120

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2 - 3 p.m.

Useful Links:

-- Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 data sheet

-- Polycom CX300 data sheet

-- Polycom Unified Communication Solution for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

-- Polycom HD Voice Overview

-- White Paper - VoIP to 20 kHz: Codec Choices for High Definition Voice Telephony

-- Hear the Difference

-- Polycom open API

Tags / Keywords:

Polycom, SoundPoint, HD Voice, Microsoft, Office Communications Server, Communicator, OCS, Unified Communications, UC, Collaboration, Open API

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.comfor more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.

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