SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

January 15, 2008 08:30 ET

Polycom Wins Awards in 2007 for Leadership in Communications and Collaboration

InfoWorld, Internet Telephony Magazine, VoIP News and iF Salute Polycom Solutions and Strategy

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, kicked off 2008 on a high note. Long known for its innovative, high definition voice and video solutions, Polycom added new industry awards for best products from InfoWorld and Internet Telephony, superior design from iF, as well as recognition for industry leadership from VoIP News.

The VoIP-News Top 20 VoIP Influencers for 2007

Voice over IP continues to evolve. In recognition of those who have been instrumental in transitioning the trend from VoIP-as-telephone-replacement to VoIP-as-enabler-of-business-processes, Owen Linderholm credits Robert Hagerty, Polycom chairman and CEO, as one of 20 industry luminaries. Hagerty is cited for leading Polycom in its efforts to take "the phone quality of VoIP to an unprecedented level." Linderholm's full write-up is available at

InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year Awards

The Polycom SoundPoint® IP 650 desk phone and the SoundStation® IP 4000 conference phone have been selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers for the publication's 2008 Technology of the Year Awards. According to InfoWorld, "the SoundPoint IP 650 call quality is simply stellar [making it] one of the best-sounding VoIP handsets we've ever used, with any codec," and the SoundStation IP4000 is "the best conference room speakerphone on the market, analog or digital." A slideshow of this year's winners is available on InfoWorld's Web site at

TMC Internet Telephony Magazine's 10th Annual Product of the Year Awards

Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) Internet Telephony magazine ( has named both the Polycom CX family of high definition (HD) phones as well as the Polycom HDX 8000 Series HD video collaboration solutions as recipients of its 2007 Product of the Year Award. The Polycom CX family is a diverse offering of four high definition telephone devices that support Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007. The Polycom HDX 8000 Series offers comprehensive HD video collaboration capabilities for mid-range conference and meeting rooms. A full list of TMC's award winners is available at

"Polycom has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of Internet Telephony magazine. "We are pleased to grant them not one, but two 2007 Product of the Year Awards for their innovation in voice and video communications. Polycom deserves this honor for its hard work and accomplishments, and we look forward to more innovative solutions from Polycom in the coming year."

The Polycom HDX video endpoints are the only solutions available that deliver an UltimateHD™ experience, including HD video, HD voice and simultaneous HD multimedia content-sharing capabilities. In addition to receiving Product of the Year recognition from Internet Telephony magazine, the Polycom HDX series was recently selected as the top performing HD video conferencing solution by leading conferencing and collaboration industry analyst firm, Wainhouse Research. In an exhaustive review against competing systems, Wainhouse Research analysts named the Polycom HDX solutions as their top choice and awarded the systems top scores in eight of 10 categories. The October 2007 report titled: HD Videoconferencing: Three Industry Leaders Face Off, is available at, or on the Polycom website at:

iF 2008 Product Design Awards

The Polycom KIRK® 5020 wireless handset was recently awarded the prestigious iF product design award. The KIRK 5020 is designed for general office use and has an intuitive user interface, utilizing the large color display with icons as well as text. The iF product design awards, which are bestowed annually, are considered the most highly regarded design honors worldwide. Judges selected winners from more than 2,500 entries representing over 1,000 companies in 35 countries across the globe. For more information on iF, go to

"Polycom understands our customers' needs, and we strive not only to meet those needs, but to exceed them," said Hagerty. "We are very pleased to receive these awards and recognition, and we will continue to delight our customers in 2008 with additional innovative, productivity-enhancing solutions from 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

Polycom, the Polycom logo, SoundPoint, SoundStation, and KIRK are registered trademarks, and UltimateHD is a trademark of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2008, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.

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