SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

Polycom, Inc.

April 21, 2009 08:30 ET

IVCi Named Polycom Telepresence Certified Plus Partner

Comprehensive Telepresence Solutions and Services From IVCi and Polycom Help Customers Transform Their Business, Improve Collaboration, Enhance Productivity and Reduce Costs

NEW YORK, NY and PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice communications solutions, and IVCi, LLC (, a leading integrator of enterprise collaboration solutions, including high-definition video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual integration, and managed conferencing services, today announced that IVCi has achieved Polycom Telepresence Certified Plus Partner status. The certification recognizes IVCi's capabilities to deliver complete telepresence solutions along with managed telepresence services for Polycom's entire line of immersive, room and personal telepresence solutions, which together represent the broadest portfolio of fully interoperable, standards-based telepresence solutions available.

"Polycom is proud to recognize IVCi's proven experience, expertise and support infrastructure for delivering world-class telepresence solutions based on IVCi's IntelliNet MCS® Managed Conferencing Service and Polycom's industry-leading telepresence portfolio," said Youssef Saleh, vice president and general manager of telepresence and vertical solutions, Polycom. "By delivering standards-based Polycom solutions, IVCi is able to help customers get the maximum return on existing video conferencing investments as they migrate to telepresence and HD video conferencing solutions. Because these solutions can be deployed alongside any call management platform, and work seamlessly with standards-based video conferencing systems, customers have more flexibility and receive greater ROI through the ability to use telepresence with customers, partners and vendors."

"Telepresence has the power to change the way organizations do business, enabling them to work smarter, faster, and more effectively across distances, which often results in a huge competitive advantage," said Charles Macli, IVCi EVP of sales and marketing. "IVCi's mission is to increase the use of this technology by making it easy to use and manage. Our suite of services is currently being used by customers that range from the largest corporations to small entrepreneurial organizations. Polycom and IVCi have worked together for many years, and our customers represent best-in-class organizations that are currently using visual communication solutions for efficient global collaboration."

Polycom telepresence solutions enable people to collaborate more effectively across distances, working face to face with coworkers, customers and partners in different locations as effectively and productively as if they were in the same room. Polycom telepresence solutions deliver a superior visual communication experience through UltimateHD™ -- HD video, HD voice and simultaneous HD content-sharing capabilities that deliver clear, natural, life-like interaction. Polycom offers the broadest portfolio of fully interoperable visual communication solutions, allowing organizations to connect their entire knowledge network. The solutions also integrate with the unified communication networks that customers have today, and interoperate at the highest possible quality (including HD) with standards-based video conferencing solutions from other manufactures, and the more than 1.5 million standards-based video conferencing systems in use today.

As a Polycom Telepresence Certified Plus Partner, IVCi has access to the global Polycom telepresence demonstration network and sales, marketing and service support from Polycom. The program allows IVCi to resell Polycom telepresence solutions and ensures customers the highest levels of satisfaction including deployment, implementation, and ongoing service and support. Polycom Global Services provides a full range of service and support to IVCi that enables them to offer best in class Telepresence Maintenance Services to their customers.

As part of this certification, IVCi completed Polycom's Telepresence VNOC (Video Network Operations Center) Provider Program, which provides a comprehensive review of the extensive capabilities required to provide managed services on telepresence, above and beyond those required for video conferencing. By leveraging IVCi's IntelliNet MCS® Managed Conferencing Service, customers simply walk into meeting rooms to find their scheduled calls already up and running. The service manages all telepresence conferences, which can include other video conferencing endpoints to provide the most effective, widely accessible and high-quality experience possible.

Additional information:

IVCi's IntelliNet MCS® Managed Conferencing Service

Polycom Telepresence Solutions

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.

About IVCi

IVCi, LLC ( | is a leading integrator of managed enterprise collaboration solutions, including high definition video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual and managed conference services. IVCi makes conferencing and audio visual solutions easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to afford.

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