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Samsung and Polycom to Deliver UC Solutions, Web Conferencing to Mobile Platforms

November 08, 2010

Samsung Electronics, a dealer in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies and Polycom, a dealer in unified communications solutions, announced a new agreement through which they are going to offer UC solutions for mobile platforms.

Polycom will develop standards-based video applications to be embedded and distributed on the Android-based Samsung GALAXY Tab, under this agreement. 

Unified communications enables organizations to cost-effectively optimize productivity and benefit from faster and more informed decision making, improved collaboration, and reduced operating costs. With UC applications expanding from employees to include partners and customers, a collaboration infrastructure purpose-built to support consistently high-quality user experiences, high reliability, broad flexibility, tight UC integration, and wide scale adoption is critical.  

Officials with Polycom stated that Polycom's differentiated strategy is to deliver innovative UC solutions on partners' mobile platforms, as opposed to creating proprietary systems. Unlike other mobile video applications, Polycom application will drive a network effect for users and businesses by enabling the Samsung GALAXY Tab to connect with each other, as well as other standards-based telepresence and video conferencing systems and applications.  

The Polycom solutions include feature-rich mobile clients integrated with standards-based and interoperable network solutions, and enable users to participate both in point-to-point and group conversations while enjoying excellent HD quality and functionality. Polycom's unique approach enables mobile (3G and 4G) access to UC applications for consumers and enterprise users alike. 

"Video communications is a critical UC application within mobile platforms, and the combination of high-quality and open interoperability is critical to driving customer value," said Hosoo Lee, executive vice president and head of the Samsung Media Solution Center, in a release. "We are partnering with Polycom due to its unparalleled HD video and voice quality, to bring a best-in-class, standards-based video communications experience to a wide range of UC applications and devices, including the new Samsung Galaxy tablets and Samsung smartphones."

Nathesh is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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