Plantronics completes $2 Billion acquisition of Polycom

Plantronics has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Polycom.

“We are pleased that Plantronics and Polycom are moving ahead as one company focused on putting people at the centre of every collaboration experience,” stated Joe Burton, Plantronics’ President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Plantronics now offers an unparalleled portfolio of integrated, intelligent solutions that spans headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, and cloud services. This combined offering empowers people with the tools and flexibility they need to create the best experience when connecting to what is most important to them.”

With this acquisition, Plantronics say they are positioned to offer a premium experience regardless of the UCC solutions selected by the customer.

“The combination of Plantronics and Polycom comes at a critical time when customers are searching for high-quality audio and video solutions that are easy to buy, easy to use, and easy to manage,” said Ira M. Weinstein, Founder, Recon Research.

“The company’s offerings work with on-premises, cloud (service provider) and hybrid platforms, giving customers the flexibility to choose their deployment method and cloud migration timing.  In addition, its global channel and technology partner ecosystem fosters both innovation and global reach. We’re expecting great things in the future from the new and expanded Plantronics.”

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