SOURCE: Broadcore

April 29, 2008 11:06 ET

Casa Loma College Improves Communication Using Voice Over IP Solution From Broadcore and Polycom

California-Based Broadcore Leverages Polycom IP Phones With HD Voice to Provide Business-Class Hosted VoIP PBX Managed Services

LOS ANGELES, CA and PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Broadcore, Inc., a premier provider of hosted PBX services, and Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, have teamed to help southern California businesses streamline their communications and improve productivity. As businesses worldwide turn to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as their primary communications technology, they will recognize the benefits of a converged voice and data network. Recently, Casa Loma College, a nursing and applied health school based in Van Nuys, Calif., has chosen Polycom and Broadcore for its new campus-wide VoIP solution, and the system has proven to be a huge success.

"Broadcore's all-in-one Managed Business Communications Services allowed us to easily transition from a premises-based traditional PBX phone system to their hosted VoIP PBX services," said Jim Dugan, director of IT at the college. "We were also able to fully integrate our other branch locations -- a total of four campuses -- on Broadcore's seamless platform and communicate on Polycom phones between the locations with ease. The crystal-clear communications on the Polycom phones makes the experience all the better."

Broadcore has teamed with Polycom to deliver high-definition endpoints for its Managed Business Telephone System and Hosted Communications Services. Polycom is the leading supplier of standards-based IP phones, and by leveraging Polycom HD Voice® technology, Broadcore delivers superior voice communications to small- and medium-sized businesses throughout California and to multisite U.S.-based businesses nationwide. Combined with Broadcore's advanced hosted PBX services, Polycom HD Voice delivers more than twice the clarity of ordinary phone calls for more vibrant, lifelike communications.

"Because Broadcore offers everything we need on the telecom and Internet access side, we do not have to deal with multiple vendors. They took care of everything, which is something other companies could not offer," added Dugan. "Our employees find the new telephones easy to use and say the quality of calls is better than ever. From an IT perspective, the entire system is easy to manage and highly reliable."

Through Broadcore, customers can deploy a comprehensive solution that eliminates the need for multiple vendors, multiple points of failure and multiple bills. Broadcore's all-in-one VoIP solution includes the provisioning of local loops, local and long-distance services, Internet access, IP equipment, consolidated billing, live round-the clock support and disaster recovery. The Polycom phones offered through Broadcore integrate seamlessly with Broadcore's carrier-grade soft switch without requiring third-party solutions or middleware to provide feature integration.

About Broadcore, Inc.

Broadcore, Inc. is a premier provider of hosted VoIP PBX and Managed Business Communications Services, providing hosted PBX phone system services, voice/data T1s, broadband Internet, local numbers, free local and nationwide long-distance services, free multiparty conferencing services and virtual office capabilities. The company's VoIP system consolidates multiple products and services and delivers all telecom and Internet access needs on one comprehensive platform. For more information, visit www.broadcore.com/casaloma-pol.

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 1-800-POLYCOM or visit the Polycom web site at www.polycom.com.

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