SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

Polycom, Inc.

November 30, 2011 08:30 ET

Polycom Expands Presence With New Office in Istanbul, Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced the opening of a new office in Istanbul, Turkey. The office, the latest in a number of strategic investments that Polycom is making across EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) is evidence of its growing commitment to the region. In the most recent financial quarter (Q3 2011), Polycom grew revenue 23% year-over-year in EMEA, which includes markets such as Turkey and the Middle East.

The new facility will help Polycom continue to innovate and deliver HD video and Polycom HD Voice™ collaboration solutions based on the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform, the most comprehensive software infrastructure for video collaboration, that are tailored for the Turkish market. The announcement marks an important step for Polycom in providing key partners and distributors with the highest level of support, services, and expertise on innovations such as Polycom® RealPresence™ Mobile, which extends Polycom's HD video collaboration technology beyond the office and conference room to deliver to tablets the same high-quality, secure, reliable video experience customers are accustomed to inside the office. Turkish distributors and resellers of Polycom products will benefit from the knowledge of local UC and video collaboration experts who understand the needs and requirements of local customers.

Speaking ahead of the official opening ceremony, Alain Wiedmer, the area sales vice president for emerging markets in EMEA, Polycom, said, "We see UC as the complete integration of multi-media communication channels across mobile devices, desktop tools, and room and immersive conferencing solutions of all types. The Polycom RealPresence Platform brings together disparate communication systems into one holistic and interoperable collaboration environment. Turkey is an important market for Polycom, and we believe that Polycom collaboration solutions are critical for the advancement of Turkish businesses and government entities."

Polycom UC Solutions and Polycom RealPresence Platform
Polycom UC solutions create a highly collaborative environment that significantly improves learning and engagement, as well as overall productivity and efficiency. Offerings include HD voice and video solutions for personal, mobile, group, and immersive telepresence experiences. Polycom helps companies of all sizes, in all industries, become high-performance workplaces where people collaborate on-demand between any location, over any network, with their device of choice.

The Polycom RealPresence Platform is the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, and delivers the industry's only universal bridging software that supports up to 75,000 device registrations and 25,000 concurrent sessions. The platform includes universal video collaboration, video resource management, virtualization management, universal access and security, and video content management.

With a broad ecosystem of partners, Polycom provides the most comprehensive, reliable, and scalable collaboration platform for managing and delivering UC solutions to employees, partners and suppliers -- on-premises or from the cloud.

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security -- on-premises, hosted or cloud delivered. Visit or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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