SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

July 15, 2008 08:30 ET

Defense Information Systems Agency Certifies Polycom HDX 9000

Polycom Committed to Delivering Complete Visual Communications Solutions That Meet Stringent U.S. Government Security, Interoperability and Performance Requirements

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communications solutions, today announced the Polycom HDX 9000™ series high-definition telepresence solution with Software Release 2.0.0J has been added to the Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UCAPL).

To achieve this status, the Polycom HDX 9000 with Software Release 2.0.0J passed two stringent certification processes: 1) It received Information Assurance Accreditation (IA) from the Defense IA/Security Accreditation Working Group (DSAWG) on June 10, 2008; and 2) It received the Interoperability Certification (IOC) on April 23, 2008 from the Joint Staff. These combined certifications allow for video communications over ISDN (H.320) networks.

Joint Interoperability Certification applies to every Department of Defense (DOD) Information Technology (IT) and National Security System (NSS) and assures that the Combatant Commander, Services, and Agency systems can interoperate in a joint, combined, and coalition environment.

"Polycom is committed to providing complete visual communication solutions that meet the stringent security, performance and interoperability requirements of the U.S. government," said Barry Morris, vice president of federal sales, Polycom. "Polycom has an extensive certification roadmap in place, which is further supported by the broader Polycom VC2 vision to provide simple, scalable and secure solutions that extend the Polycom UltimateHD™ experience."

Polycom recognizes that implementing secure communication technologies, validating standards and interoperability is, in many cases, a mandatory requirement for government customers and has created the Polycom Government Security website to provide easy access to related information and resources.

Additional information about Polycom products currently on the Department of Defense (DOD) Approved Products List (APL), the DISA's Memorandum of Certification, and the HDX 9000 Software Release 2.0.0J is available on the Polycom Certification & Accreditation page.

Pricing and Availability

HDX 9000 software release 2.0.0J is now available at no additional cost to HDX 9000 customers on a current maintenance agreement. HDX 9000 solutions are available worldwide through qualified channel partners for a starting MSRP of US$13,999. Regional pricing may vary.

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.

Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed, and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.

Polycom and the Polycom logo are registered trademarks, and HDX 9000 and Polycom UltimateHD are trademarks 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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