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Polycom Announces Expansion of Interoperability with Microsoft Lync

December 07, 2011

Polycom, Inc. is a leader in standards-based unified communications. They recently made an announcement on the expansion of their interoperability with Microsoft Lync to additional Polycom SIP-based wired and wireless voice products. Polycom also announced that the Polycom X7000 was now available for ordering. This is the first room video collaboration solution that has been customized for complete merging Microsoft Lync, the UC platform that brings together voice communications and IM. It also brings together audio, video, and Web conferencing. The Polycom CX7000 is one of the first video collaboration based solution that has been qualified by Microsoft as "optimized for Microsoft Lync.”

In a release, Sue Hayden, Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Polycom, said, "We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Microsoft by extending our broad solution portfolio with interoperability for Microsoft Lync. Polycom's strategic relationship with Microsoft enables customers across the globe to multiply the return on solution investments they have in place today and will need in the future. By directly interoperating with Microsoft Lync across a comprehensive range of HD video and voice solutions, Polycom delivers a true UC experience that enables users to be much more productive and collaborative."

With this connection between Microsoft and Polycom solutions consumers will now be able to find each other instantly. They will be able to into video and voice calls fast and intuitively all inside Microsoft Lync. They will be able to share content through Microsoft Lync to Polycom HD video systems.

Joe Hamblin, Manager, Unified Communications/ Collaboration, Sprint said, "By using Polycom and Microsoft solutions, we were able to leverage our core networking solutions (GMPLS, domestic & international SIP trunking, and wireless integration) to improve interaction with colleagues, customers, and partners while improving annual operating expenses."

Carolyn John is a Contributor to unified communications. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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