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Polycom Launches New Video Offerings Specially Designed for Emerging SMBs


July 19, 2011

Polycom, Inc. a supplier of unified communications or UC solutions announced the release of new video offerings that are especially designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Polycom offers telepresence, video, voice, and infrastructure solutions built on open standards which enable smarter conversations, transforming lives and businesses across the globe.

In a release Susan Hayden, executive vice president, Polycom said, “Polycom has built a strong business in the SMB market over many years with tens of thousands of customers across many industries that choose Polycom for our commitment to interoperability, highest quality and lowest TCO.”

“As the demand for affordable and easy-to-use video solutions continues to grow, we’re doubling down on our SMB initiatives and accelerating the pace at which we’ll bring innovative software solutions to market—delivered on premises or from the cloud to any end point: room systems, desktops and mobile, while ensuring the best video experience at the most compelling price point,” added Hayden.

These solutions are expected to make it easier for SMBs to purchase, install, and operate high-quality, business-grade video collaboration solutions from Polycom. The new Polycom RealPresence Ready is a comprehensive open video collaboration solution that suits the needs of SMBs by offering a high quality video collaboration tool that is cost effective.

Officials explained that the Polycom RealPresence Ready is a comprehensive video solution for SMBs that offers business-grade performance in terms of quality, reliability, security, and scalability. RealPresence Ready is fully backward and forward compatible with any communications system that customers may already have or may buy later.

Polycom also announced the release of new cloud-based offerings powered by the Polycom UC Intelligent Core software platform which can provide secure video solutions on demand. These solutions help companies facing situations like tighter budgets and leaner staffs as in emerging companies.

Company sources added that these solutions serve and Polycom’s strategy of offering video collaboration tools with a flexible expansion path for growing SMBs.

“When customers choose Polycom open solutions, they can be assured that all their communications systems will work together seamlessly today and as their businesses grow,” noted Hayden.


Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves




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