SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

Polycom

November 02, 2009 08:31 ET

Polycom Expands Enterprisewide Visual Communication Solutions With the Introduction of the VVX 1500 D Business Media Phone

The Dual-Stack (H.323/SIP) VVX 1500 D Adds Easy-to-Use, Cost-Effective Visual Communication to Polycom's Best-in-Class Unified Communications Solutions Portfolio

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - VoiceCon San Francisco -- Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) is introducing the latest addition to its VVX 1500 solutions portfolio, the Polycom VVX™ 1500 D business media phone, the industry's first simultaneous dual-stack (H.323 and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)) device. This new UC endpoint is ideally suited for large organizations with existing H.323 video deployments that are planning for a future where video and telephony communication will migrate into one UC platform. Polycom's family of VVX 1500 business media phones are the only devices to combine a personal video conferencing system with a fully featured voice over IP (VoIP) telephone with Polycom HD Voice™ and an open application programming interface (API) and Web browser for real-time delivery of personalized Web content as well as integration with key business applications.

The VVX 1500 D is an affordable, easy-to-use personal video conferencing system that seamlessly integrates with existing H.323 video networks enabling managers and knowledge workers to make instant, one-touch point to point and multipoint video calls to all other video systems. In addition to H.323, the VVX 1500 D simultaneously supports the SIP signaling protocol. This enables integration with Polycom certified SIP-based UC platforms that provide advanced IP telephony capabilities. In environments that have a mix of H.323 and SIP, the VVX 1500 D will automatically select the appropriate protocol based on the capabilities and location of the destination device. As the number of VVX 1500 SIP certified platforms grows, enterprises will be able to take full advantage of all of the VVX 1500 D's capabilities including video conferencing, telephony and applications.

Pricing & Availability:

The VVX 1500 D will be available this quarter through Polycom's certified video channel partners at a MSRP of U.S. $1,199.

Highlights / Key Features of the VVX 1500 D:

--  A one-touch personal video device - The Polycom VVX 1500 D includes an
    integrated camera and delivers easy and instant business-grade video
    calling with a simple touch of the screen. With native H.323 support, it
    connects easily with all standards-based H.323 video conferencing and
    telepresence systems, such as the Polycom HDX™ series, and real-time
    media conference platforms, such as the Polycom RMX series, enabling mass
    adoption of business-grade video in the enterprise. The VVX 1500 D has
    multiple adjustable elements including camera tilt, base height and screen
    angle to suit the environment and a user's preferences.
--  A flexible, future-proof UC Solution - With H.323 and SIP dual stack
    support, the VVX 1500 D business media phone delivers a future-proof UC
    endpoint that integrates voice, video and applications into an overall UC
    solution. Enterprises can implement the VVX 1500 D with existing and new
    H.323-based video networks today while having the flexibility to integrate
    it with a SIP IP telephony call control system in the future.
--  Business information at-a-glance - The Polycom VVX 1500 D business
    media phone features an open API and WebKit-based full browser that enable
    third-party developers to create applications that integrate the VVX 1500 D
    with business systems such as UC, customer relationship management (CRM),
    and other vertical business applications. The VVX 1500 D comes with a Web
    service called Polycom My Info Portal, through which customers can select
    to receive personalized Web content, such as stock prices, weather, and
    news.
--  A SIP-based phone featuring Polycom HD Voice - The Polycom VVX 1500 D
    is equipped with all of the capabilities of a full featured SIP IP phone
    including: six lines, Polycom HD Voice technology, a Gigabit Ethernet
    switch that supports PoE, and a host of voice telephony functions. These
    features can be accessed via the buttons on the front of the phone or by
    simply touching the large color display. Use of the voice telephony
    functionality requires integration with a Polycom certified SIP call
    control platform.
    

Quotes:

Andrew W. Davis, Senior Partner, Wainhouse Research

"Polycom continues to be a leader in delivering high-quality, standards-based voice and video solutions. The introduction of a dual-stack H.323/SIP device allows Polycom customers to deploy a flexible set of unified communications clients that meets a variety of needs across their organizations."

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

"The Polycom VVX 1500 family has been very well received in the market, in large part because it's so easy to use. We believe this simplicity and ease of use combined with the introduction of VVX 1500 models that fit within the diverse UC environments of our customers will help accelerate video adoption on a global scale."

Media Opportunities:

-- See the Polycom VVX 1500 D 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 VVX 1500 D data sheet

-- Polycom HD Voice Overview

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

-- Hear the Difference

-- Polycom open API

Videos / Images:

-- The Polycom VVX 1500 Productivity Unleashed

Tags / Keywords:

Polycom, VVX, Unified Communications, Collaboration, Video, HD Voice, 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.com for more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.

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    Polycom, Inc.
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