SOURCE: Polycom, Inc.

April 17, 2008 08:30 ET

Polycom Telepresence Supports Fujitsu Siemens Computers Green Initiative and Financial Briefing

Fujitsu Siemens Computers Uses Polycom Immersive Telepresence for Annual Press and Analyst Conference; Protecting the Environment and Reducing Carbon Emissions, While Leveraging a State-of-the-Art Experience for Participants

PLEASANTON, CA and MUNICH, GERMANY and SLOUGH, UK--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Europe's leading IT infrastructure provider, today announced the successful implementation of Polycom's immersive telepresence technology between Hallbergmoos and Slough in support of the Fujitsu Siemens Computers annual financial results conference for press and analysts. Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a bellwether in leveraging advanced technology for its businesses and green initiatives. Environmental protection has been a key element of Fujitsu Siemens Computers corporate philosophy and product development strategy for more than 20 years.

Bernd Bischoff, President and Chief Executive Officer at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, presented the company's 2007 results and key developments to 60 journalists and 50 analysts using the industry's only truly immersive telepresence solution, the Polycom Real Presence Experience™ (RPX), between two Polycom sites: Hallbergmoos, Polycom's German headquarters near Munich, and its UK headquarters in Slough near London.

"We are delighted with the results of our Polycom facilitated interactive meeting with leading industry analysts and media. It was a very innovative and professional use of immersive telepresence technology and had the added benefit of minimizing the effort and travel for the event. It provided an excellent experience for all participants as we all did appear to be in the same room. The event validates our efforts in using information technology conscientiously to protect our planet," said Bernd Bischoff, President & CEO of Fujitsu Siemens Computers.

Polycom's state-of-the-art RPX telepresence suites provided high quality, high definition, real-time and dynamic interaction between the Fujitsu Siemens Computers executives and the audience -- with less travel and at less cost for executives, journalists and analysts. The meeting was recorded using Polycom's RSS server, enabling convenient streaming of the event for those not able to attend the event. The use of Polycom telepresence systems fully supported the green initiatives of both companies and was a proof-point in reducing the carbon footprint. The audience-friendly and naturally proportioned 'face-to-face' communication enabled clearer exchanges, leading to increased analyst and press satisfaction compared to audio-only calls.

"This event was a special showcase of Polycom's immersive telepresence technologies aimed at supporting companies like Fujitsu Siemens Computers in a specific business activity with analysts and the media. Of course telepresence does more than improve communications and productivity in an enterprise, it is also increasingly viewed as a critical green technology -- valuable as an immediate means for reducing an organization's carbon footprint," added Steve Leyland, Polycom Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The recording of the conference is now available on the Fujitsu Siemens Computers website http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/aboutus/events/fiwebconf2008/dialin.html, offering industry analysts, journalists and interested stakeholders the opportunity of accessing and experiencing the presentation. Further information on Polycom's broad portfolio of telepresence solutions can be found on www.polycom.com/telepresence.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT provider with a strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and Dynamic Data Center products, services and solutions. With a platform and services portfolio of exceptional depth, our offering extends from handhelds through desktops to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services offerings. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with the services division extending coverage up to 170 countries worldwide. Leveraging the strengths, innovation and global reach of our joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, we make sure we meet the needs of customers: large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users. To meet international standards for corporate social responsibility, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a member of the United Nations Global Compact.

For further information about Fujitsu Siemens Computers, please visit: www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk, for Corporate Social Responsibility please see www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/aboutus/sor/index.html.

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 visit the Polycom web site at www.polycom.com.

Polycom and the Polycom logo are registered trademarks, and Polycom Real Presence Experience 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.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    Fujitsu Siemens Computers
    Judith Raddatz
    Rathausplatz 3-7
    61348 Bad Homburg, Germany
    Phone: (+49) (0)6172 188 6138
    Mobile: (+49) (0)151 1250 2757
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    Polycom (Germany) GmbH
    Angelika Kempf
    Am Söldnermoos 17
    85399 Hallbergmoos, Germany
    Phone: (+49) (0)811 999 4218
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    Lucy Turpin Communications GmbH
    Eva Hildebrandt and Katrin Hauck
    Prinzregentenstraße 79
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    Polycom (US)
    Kevin Young
    720-596-4772
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