Two New Offerings for Customer ChoiceThe solutions can be delivered via:
- HP and Polycom Rich Media Communications solution – Combines Polycom RealPresence video solutions built on the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform , the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, and various video systems with HP Networking technology and services to deliver reliable, high-quality video collaboration across the enterprise. Added Microsoft Lync interoperability through Polycom’s CX product line and the industry’s broadest range of standards-based video and voice infrastructure and solutions.
- HP AppSystem for Microsoft Lync with Polycom RealPresence Video – For environments built on the Microsoft Lync UC platform. The solution is based on HP Converged Infrastructure that combines tailored HP networking, storage, servers, and services into a readily-scalable platform for a complete unified communications solution across IM, presence, voice and video conferencing. Customers can incorporate Polycom RealPresence video solutions as a pre-integrated platform.
“Customers are increasingly realizing the benefits of virtual meetings. Polycom and HP are delivering rich communication and productivity-enhanced video and UC solutions that help customers avoid expensive upgrades and enable functionality. Customers can now further reduce complexity and costs, utilize an open platform, and more rapidly tap into the power of visual collaboration,” said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager for Lync at Microsoft Corp.Today’s news builds on the companies’ existing alliances, which includes product interoperability, resale, and services. Polycom offers more than 40 solutions that are interoperable with Microsoft Lync (some pending testing and qualification), including the Polycom ® CX7000 unified group video collaboration system – the first room video solution custom-built and optimized for full integration with Microsoft Lync. The Polycom CX7000 changes the game with ease of scheduling, connecting, and managing video calls for distributed work groups. It has plug-and-play set-up, and users can connect to a video conference simply by one click. Microsoft and Polycom together have won hundreds of deals based on integrated solutions. Polycom is an exclusive partner for certain video collaboration solutions for HP’s internal use and resale to its broad customer base, and HP can deploy and manage the extensive portfolio of Polycom solutions for customers. Polycom is an HP AllianceONE Premier Partner and a Microsoft Gold Unified Communications Partner (named 2011 UC Innovation Partner of the Year); HP and Microsoft are both Polycom Strategic Alliance Partners. Demonstrations At Enterprise Connect 2012, March 26-29, Polycom will demonstrate a variety of solutions with HP (booth #809) and Microsoft (booth# 816), including the Polycom CX7000 unified group video collaboration system, custom-built for full Microsoft Lync integration, on HP Networking technology. For full details of Polycom’s presence at Enterprise Connect, please see here. Availability The HP and Polycom Rich Media Communications solution is available now directly through HP as well as through Polycom-HP authorized solution providers, direct market resellers, systems integrators, service providers, and distributors. The HP AppSystem for Microsoft Lync will be available in select countries in May directly through HP. The companies share many go-to-market channel partners who sell interoperable solutions and are currently certifying additional partners to take advantage of the growing market opportunity. For more information on the alliances and products, please visit: www.polycom.com/hp and www.polycom.com/microsoft. About Polycom Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers, specialists, and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best total cost of ownership, interoperability, scalability, and security for video collaboration, whether on-premises, hosted, or cloud-delivered. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Note to editors: To see a video about the HP and Polycom Rich Media Commutations solution please visit: http://media.polycom.com/global/videos/polycom-and-hp-rich-media-communications.wmv . NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.
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