SOURCE: Prominence Networks

October 05, 2005 08:00 ET

Prominence Networks Verifies Interoperability of MediaIP Product Suite With Polycom MGC Videoconferencing Bridges

Products Guarantee Highest Quality of Service for Enterprise Customers Deploying Videoconferencing Over IP Networks

HOLMDEL, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 5, 2005 -- Prominence Networks, a developer of products that guarantee end-to-end quality for real-time IP voice and video applications, announced today the successful completion of verifying interoperability between Prominence MediaIP products and the industry-leading line of Polycom® MGC™ videoconferencing bridges. Prominence's MediaIP products enhance the Polycom MGC videoconferencing bridges by ensuring PSTN-grade performance and availability, end-to-end for their real-time IP videoconferencing solutions.

"By combining Prominence Network's MediaIP Full Life Cycle Service Delivery products with Polycom's videoconferencing systems we deliver the optimal collaborative experience, which specifically targets the demand for high quality performance of today's advanced IP video environments," said Sid Nag, Founder, President and CEO of Prominence Networks. "Enterprises can confidently implement and support superior converged, IP videoconferencing. Specific benefits include: guaranteed quality and end-to-end service delivery for real-time video applications; experienced design and implementation services; and an enhanced IP videoconferencing business case resulting in a low risk, high-quality path to convergence."

Commenting on the interoperability, Dave Gallagher, vice president of product management for the Polycom Network Systems Group, said: "By confirming interoperability between our MGC videoconferencing bridges and the Prominence MediaIP products, we are helping to deliver a superior videoconferencing experience for users."

Prominence Networks is an Alliance Member of Polycom User Group, working to expand the use of enterprise videoconferencing through their guaranteed MediaIP Service Delivery products. Prominence will also be exhibiting and Sid Nag, President and CEO of Prominence Networks, will be speaking at the up-coming Polycom User Group Conference "Blazing the Trail," October 15th - 19th 2005.

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence-based networks. With its market driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. For additional information call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom website at

About Prominence Networks

Prominence Networks was founded April of 2000 by President and CEO Sid Nag, a 20-year communications industry veteran. While working with the early adopters of IP Telephony he realized the limitations of existing QoS methods, and that a more robust solution was required. The company's technology has also been integrated with leading voice and video providers, including Cisco, Polycom, RadVision and Tandberg. Prominence Network's management team consists of industry veterans from Cisco Systems, AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and NetSolve. Located in Holmdel, NJ, Prominence Networks is privately funded by an active, experienced team of senior technology executives, and private equity firms. For further information, contact us at

MediaIP is a registered trademark of Prominence Networks. Polycom and the Polycom logo are registered trademarks and MGC is a trademark of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. ©2005, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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