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Polycom joins Forum Nokia Pro to bring latest in group collaboration solutions to mobile market

  • 26 October, 2004 18:22

<p>Polycom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world’s leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced its acceptance into Forum Nokia PRO, a program that provides advanced technical, business development and marketing support to select mobile software companies. Joining the program enables Polycom to make available its MobileMeeting™ instant group calling application on the latest mobile devices from Nokia, one of the top selling mobile phone manufacturers in the world.</p>
<p>Polycom MobileMeeting is an application for mobile devices that enables users to instantly connect with and talk to groups of people as quickly and easily as making a normal point-to-point phone call.</p>
<p>“Joining the Forum Nokia PRO programme is a significant step toward increasing the visibility of MobileMeeting with the mobile service provider community and ensures our instant group calling application will be available for Nokia mobile devices,” said Jean-Francois Poulain, managing director and vice president, Polycom Asia Pacific. “MobileMeeting instant group calling gives mobile operators and service providers the opportunity to differentiate themselves with new and interesting services that drive incremental revenues and improve customer loyalty.”</p>
<p>As a member of Forum Nokia PRO, Polycom has early access to Nokia technology and can take advantage of specialised service and support provided by Nokia to help increase awareness of MobileMeeting among mobile providers. A select number of companies worldwide who demonstrate industry leadership are chosen as Forum Nokia PRO members.</p>
<p>By becoming a Forum Nokia PRO member, Polycom ensures the close integration of its software with Nokia’s devices and benefits from Nokia’s extensive worldwide software distribution channels. Member companies are also invited to participate in valuable co-marketing activities with Nokia.</p>
<p>“Polycom’s MobileMeeting instant group calling application is an exciting new application for Nokia mobile devices and we welcome Polycom into Forum Nokia PRO,” said Linda Senigaglia, business development manager, Forum Nokia. “Polycom is a proven leader in enterprise conferencing and collaboration solutions. Forum Nokia PRO looks forward to providing the advanced tools and resources needed to help Polycom deliver an excellent user experience for Nokia customers.”</p>
<p>About Polycom MobileMeeting
MobileMeeting is a simple, seamless way for people to connect with groups using a mobile device. The application enables users to create and save groups within their mobile device directory, then instantly launches a group call by selecting the group name. Instant group calling can connect users on any phone (mobile, landline or IP) and offers a natural, full duplex group communication environment, which enables multiple participants to speak and be heard simultaneously. Like all Polycom solutions, MobileMeeting is based on open standards for simplified integration with other emerging wireless applications such as presence, messaging and Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC). The patented technology behind MobileMeeting is the same Polycom technology currently used by the 10 leading conferencing service providers in the world.</p>
<p>About Forum Nokia
Nokia's global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at www.forum.nokia.com <http:>.</http:></p>
<p>About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. is the world's technology leader of high-quality, easy-to-use video, voice, data and web conferencing and collaboration solutions. The Polycom Office is our continued commitment to make distance communications as natural and interactive as being there by providing best-in-class conferencing solutions that are interoperable, integrated and intuitive to the user. The Polycom Office is based on industry standards and supported by an open architecture that promotes interoperability in multi-vendor environments and complements leading network infrastructure platforms. The NASDAQ-listed company is based in Pleasanton, California, USA, and has Asia-Pacific offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For additional information, visit the Polycom site at www.polycomasia.com <http:></http:> or call 1800-355-355</p>

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