SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

December 13, 2007 08:30 ET

Procter & Gamble Wins 'Best on Campus' From Mobile Enterprise Magazine for Its Polycom Spectralink Wireless Telephone System

Mobilizer Award Recognizes Consumer Goods Giant for Wireless Telephony, Which Improved Communications and Increased Productivity

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced that Mobile Enterprise Magazine has awarded Procter & Gamble (P&G) its 2007 'Best on Campus' Mobilizer Award. The Mobilizer Awards recognize companies for their achievements in deploying mobile solutions across the enterprise.

Mobile Enterprise magazine presents the annual Mobilizer Awards in recognition of the best mobile deployments across the enterprise in the categories of Field Service, CRM, Supply Chain, Mobile Campus and Pace Setting. Applicants are judged by the editors and editorial advisory board of Mobile Enterprise based on ease of deployment; innovation, and business improvement. Using their SpectraLink wireless telephone system Procter & Gamble improved communications among mobile employees and increased productivity.

"While we received many worthy nominations for our Mobilizer Awards, Procter & Gamble stood out for our panel of judges," says Dorene VanHouten, publisher at Mobile Enterprise. "It demonstrates a creative mobile solution with a clear ROI that directly benefits employees across the corporate campus."

P&G, in business since 1837 and world renowned as a manufacturer of consumer packaged goods, is using Polycom's SpectraLink Wi-Fi handsets to enable managers and operators on its manufacturing floor to be much more responsive and productive. Managers can be reached whether at their desks or roaming the manufacturing floor. In addition, operators are now equipped with wireless VoIP handsets that are integrated with their manufacturing lines, enabling them to be across the plant floor and still be aware of what's going on with their line to ensure operations run smoothly.

The highly durable SpectraLink handsets offer a unique push-to-talk functionality, which took the place of the more expensive walkie-talkie system they had been using and is easier to manage. The SpectraLink handsets offer flexible and secure communications integrated into one device with access to business phone functionality such as call forwarding and voicemail.

Another advantage of the SpectraLink system is its integration with plant machines. P&G is taking advantage of the SpectraLink OAI (Open Application Interface) to integrate handsets with Intech Studio's product, PUMA, a manufacturing system that enables alerts to be sent to operators in case of problems on the manufacturing line. So for example, if a shrink-wrapping machine is about to run out of shrink wrap, an operator is alerted. In addition, when a machine goes down maintenance is alerted, lessening possible downtime and associated revenue and productivity hits. As a result of the wireless system, P&G realized a return on its technology investment in just three months.

Procter & Gamble received its award at a ceremony held last month in conjunction with the Second Annual Mobile Enterprise Executive Summit, which took place at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

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 and SpectraLink are registered trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2007, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.

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