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Polycom, Inc.

October 15, 2009 08:30 ET

Study Shows Polycom Leads Global Video Conferencing Market

New Wainhouse Research Report, "Videoconferencing -- By The Numbers," Shows Polycom Leads in Total Installed Systems and 1H 2009 Shipments

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, today announced that in a recent research note "Videoconferencing -- By The Numbers," leading analyst firm Wainhouse Research ranks Polycom as the global leader for total installed group systems as of July 2009, with an estimated 41 percent market share. The research note also reports that Polycom was the leading supplier for global video conferencing systems shipped during first half 2009, with 35 percent market share.

The Wainhouse Research market share figures are based on all group video conferencing systems, including executive "all in one" systems, HD video conferencing systems, and telepresence systems. The figures do not include videophones and PC software solutions.

Wainhouse Research findings also suggest that purchases of new video conferencing solutions were less affected by the current economic environment than other industries. "Organizations are recognizing that video conferencing and telepresence solutions address many key business challenges such as reducing costs, increasing employee efficiency and improving collaboration," said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of video solutions at Polycom. "Polycom's portfolio offers solutions to meet the needs of customers, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies."

Polycom continues its focus on transforming traditional videoconferencing into a visual communication experience, with solutions ranging from the personal desktop to flexible room solutions to fully immersive telepresence solutions. All Polycom solutions are based on industry-leading, standards-compliant technology and interoperate at the highest possible quality levels.

A free copy of the Wainhouse Research report, "Videoconferencing -- By The Numbers," is available through

About Polycom Visual Communication Solutions

--  Polycom visual communication solutions enable people to work more
    effectively across distances to accelerate decision-making, improve
    productivity and lower operational costs by reducing the need to travel.
--  Polycom has shipped more video conferencing and telepresence systems
    than any other manufacturer with nearly one-million videoconferencing
    systems and more than 50,000 telepresence solutions shipped through Q2
--  Polycom telepresence customers include industry leaders in business,
    entertainment, education, financial services, healthcare and government.
    Examples include: Turner Broadcasting Systems, Georgetown University,
    NASDAQ, Duke University, Amgen, Atari, Massachusetts General, Regus, Zurich
    Financial, National Defense University, Oklahoma Army National Guard, and
    Defense Acquisition University.
--  Polycom telepresence solutions are based on established video
    conferencing standards and interoperate natively at the highest possible
    quality levels with the more than two-million video conferencing and
    telepresence systems in use today.

Supporting Links:

-- Polycom Telepresence and Video Solutions Home Page Website

-- Polycom Telepresence Overview Video

-- View Polycom Telepresence Photos on Flickr

-- Follow Polycom on Twitter

-- Subscribe to Polycom News RSS

Recent Announcements:

-- Expanded Polycom Infrastructure Solution Helps Organizations Unlock Benefits of Visual Communication

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-- Polycom Telepresence Helps National Defense University Enhance Education for Government and Military Leaders

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. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.

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