SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

Polycom, Inc.

February 11, 2009 03:00 ET

Daimler Trucks Division's Management Standardizes on Polycom Video Conferencing

Board of Directors Leverages High-Definition Video for Meetings on Board and Directors' Level

MUNICH, GERMANY and PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communications solutions, today announced that Daimler Trucks Division is standardizing on Polycom's high-definition (HD) video conferencing solutions for its board and directors. A true multimedia experience with realistic and natural conversations from the desk of every executive to any other -- enabled by Polycom's HDX 4000™ and associated infrastructure solutions -- is greatly supporting a more efficient decision-making process without the need for extensive travel.

"Efficient communications and swift, sound decisions within the management team are key to the success of our company," said Andreas Renschler, Member of the Board of Management and Head of Daimler Trucks & Buses. "Thanks to this high-definition video conferencing solution we are able to stay in close contact with our management team in the U.S., Japan and Europe and to convene very efficiently on a regular basis, while at the same time we were able to cut back travel."

Daimler Trucks Division chose Polycom to cut cost and improve efficiency while being environmentally responsible. With many of the board members and directors being geographically dispersed at different locations worldwide, the systems will pay quickly for themselves when executives choose to avoid international trips and elect to use video instead.

"Polycom is delighted to see our important customer Daimler embrace visual communication for its ability to reduce operating costs and improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of its executives," said Robert Hagerty, president, CEO and chairman of Polycom. "We believe that visual communication will be one of the most important and impactful tools for businesses now and in the future, and has the potential to change business and working behaviors to more efficient communication and collaboration."

Polycom's award-winning HD visual communications solutions are known for delivering smooth, natural motion and sharp images to mobile PCs, executive desktops, conference rooms and more. Featuring UltimateHD™ technology, Polycom solutions combine HD video, HD sound and HD content for exceptional communication and collaboration.

About Daimler Trucks Division

As the world's leading truck manufacturer, the Daimler Trucks division develops and produces vehicles within a global network under the brands Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Mitsubishi Fuso. Its product range covers light, medium and heavy trucks for local and long-distance deliveries and construction sites, as well as special vehicles for municipal applications.

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. Please visit for more information.

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