SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

March 11, 2008 08:30 ET

Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 Desktop Phone Earns a 2008 VON Magazine Innovators Award

VON Magazine Recognizes the Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 Desktop Phone, Featuring HD Voice as an Outstanding Voice Over IP Endpoint

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced it received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award. VON Magazine Innovator Awards recognize those innovative companies best representing the future of the Internet Communications industry. The Polycom SoundPoint® IP 550 desktop phone has been selected for this important award for its cutting-edge SIP features and extraordinary Polycom HD Voice® technology, which offers twice the clarity of ordinary phone calls for vibrant, lifelike conversations.

Polycom is the leading provider of standards-based IP phones that are fully interoperable with leading IP PBX and softswitch platforms. Polycom offers customers a variety of end-to-end, integrated voice over IP (VoIP) solutions suited for the broad needs of businesses on the desktop, in the conference room and while roaming within the premises. Polycom phones provide a high-quality, rich communications experience; deliver productivity enhancing new applications; and offer significant cost savings by consolidating network costs for voice and data, and eliminating costs associated with phone moves, adds, and changes.

"The VON Magazine Innovator Awards recognize the Internet Communications industry's best and brightest companies, and we're pleased to include Polycom as an inaugural winner," said Bill Sell, Publisher, VON Media Group. "The Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 was selected unanimously by the election committee as a winner as a product that stands apart from the large number of nominations received."

"We listen to our customers' needs in order to deliver high quality HD Voice solutions that help them communicate and conduct business more effectively," said Sunil Bhalla, senior vice president and general manager of voice communications solutions at Polycom. "Our aim is to offer open, standards-based communications solutions that lead the market in interoperability, quality, performance and value, and the SoundPoint IP 550 is no exception to this."

Polycom will be exhibiting at 2008 Spring VON.x, which takes place March 17 - 20 at the San Jose Convention Center. The Polycom booth (no. 517) will feature all of Polycom's market-leading, standards-based SIP endpoints as well as the company's innovative video solutions. The VON Innovator Awards ceremony will take place March 18 at 6 p.m. Pacific time in the VON theatre on the expo floor.

About the VON Magazine Innovator Awards

Building on the legacy of the Pulver 100, the VON Innovator Awards have evolved to recognize all companies -- start-ups to publicly traded companies -- which represent the future of Internet Communications. Each participating company completed a lengthy and comprehensive nomination process, and the recipients have been selected from a committee made up of VON Magazine editors, columnists, and contributors, as well as the leading content producer for the VON.x conferences. The Inaugural VON Magazine Innovator Award winners will be honored at Spring VON.x at 6:00 PM Pacific time on March 18th in the VON Theatre in San Jose. For additional information, please visit:

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations. Polycom delivers the broadest array of high definition telepresence video, wired and wireless voice, and content solutions so people can enjoy the best communications, whether from a real-time collaborative interaction or on-demand streamed video experience. Spanning from the desktop to the industry's only immersive telepresence suite, Polycom's high quality collaboration and communications solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Based on open standards, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence-based networks. With innovative market-driving technologies, a compelling vision for next generation visual communications, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations to gain a competitive advantage with proven and trusted communication solutions. For additional information, call 800-POLYCOM or visit the Polycom web site at

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, the Polycom logo, Polycom HD Voice technology, and SoundPoint are registered 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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