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Polycom Opens New Solution Center in South Korea to Offer Customers Hands-On Experience with Latest UC and Video Solutions

December 01, 2011

Polycom, Inc., a provider of standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, recently opened a new solution center in Seoul, South Korea. This further expands the company’s global solution center portfolio that includes centers in Sydney, Hong Kong, India, and Russia.

Comprising four "themed rooms" the solution center will offer the visitors a full view of Polycom's diverse range of productivity-enhancing UC solutions, the company clarified in a press release. The solution center give the prospective customers an opportunity to experience the benefits of face-to-face collaboration across the full range of Polycom's industry-leading UC solutions, from the Polycom RealPresence Platform to HD video and HD Voice solutions for mobile tablets, offices/desktops, meeting rooms, and immersive telepresence.

The solution center’s four “themed rooms” are: UC Innovations Zone, Executive Office, Telepresence Room and Large Meeting Room. The zones are dedicated to the showcasing of various levels of collaboration technologies.

Polycom will be able to demonstrate the power of its RealPresence Platform through this solution center. According to Polycom, RealPresence, which is interoperable with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices, provides the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration. Polycom claimed that its RealPresence Platform delivers the industry's only universal bridging software that supports up to 75,000 device registrations and 25,000 concurrent calls/sessions, and includes universal video collaboration, video resource management, virtualization management, universal access and security, and video content management.

Polycom's revenue in Asia Pacific grew 41 percent year-over-year during the third quarter of 2011. The new solution center is expected to add to the company’s strength in South Korea.

“This solutions center has been designed with customers at the forefront, enabling us to immerse current and prospective customers in the Polycom experience and help them understand how our innovation in open standards-based UC applications, specifically in the areas of mobility, cloud delivered video services, business-to-business interoperability, next generation executive desktop products, and affordable SMB solutions, can transform their business or organization,” country manager of Polycom Korea Dae-Jun Shin commented in a statement.

Polycom also opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey. The office, the latest in a number of strategic investments that Polycom is making across EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) is evidence of its growing commitment to the region, the company said in another release.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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