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Polycom honoured by Frost & Sullivan for performance and market leadership

  • 24 January, 2006 10:26

<p>SYDNEY, Australia - January 24, 2006 - Polycom, Inc. [NASDAQ: PLCM], the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, has announced it has received the prestigious 2005 Market Leadership Award in the Global Video Conferencing Infrastructure Systems Market from analyst firm Frost &amp; Sullivan, as detailed in the "World Videoconferencing Infrastructure Systems" report published in December 2005 (#F640-64).</p>
<p>Polycom was noted for its strong overall product portfolio including unified conferencing capabilities, market share leadership, strong brand recognition, financial strength, and for its integration partnerships with Alcatel, Avaya, Microsoft, Nortel and others to make video communications an integrated part of a company's core IP telephony and presence platform.</p>
<p>"Polycom's video conferencing infrastructure systems continue to set the bar in terms of overall performance, scalability and integration," said Sally Windman, conferencing and collaboration analyst with Frost &amp; Sullivan. "This year Polycom led the industry in a new direction with technology partnerships to make video communications an integrated part of the core IP telephony platforms.</p>
<p>"We believe this integration is necessary for wider adoption within corporate environments, as it offers IT network administrators more control over video on their network, while giving end users more flexibility in how they use video communications as an on-demand communication tool from the phone or from their instant messaging client," added Windman.</p>
<p>"2005 was a significant year for the conferencing and collaboration market with important technology innovation at every level from endpoints to infrastructure systems to integration with leading telephony and presence communications platforms," said James Anderson, Polycom's Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand. "Polycom continues to innovate at every level, which was confirmed through Frost &amp; Sullivan Market Leadership Awards in both video conferencing endpoints and now infrastructure systems. We will continue to show our leadership in 2006 through the delivery of integrated solutions that fit seamlessly within our customers' communications network environments."</p>
<p>About Frost &amp; Sullivan
Frost &amp; Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost &amp; Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more information, visit http://www.frost.com.</p>
<p>About Polycom</p>
<p>Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximise the efficiency and productivity of people and organisations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence-based networks. With its market driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organisations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. 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 or call 1800 355 355.</p>
<p>Polycom, the Polycom logo and SoundStation are registered trademarks and QSX and Voice+Content are trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2005, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.</p>

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