Polycom, Inc . (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced that POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (POSCO E&C) has selected Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions, for its Video Conferencing Project, designed to accelerate business operations and minimize travel through enhanced collaboration between the company’s head office, local offices, and constructions sites in and out of Korea, and globally, including operations in Brazil and Indonesia.
“POSCO E&C has long been a believer in advanced information and communication technology, first deploying early-stage video collaboration solutions almost 20 years ago. With Polycom video, we have been able to reduce the number of unnecessary meetings and reporting, while improving the work efficiency and productivity of our employees. With video collaboration, we are able to connect to remote staff in construction sites across the globe and initiate instant collaboration between our Korean offices and sites abroad including in Brazil and Indonesia,” said Jae-hyun Kwon, manager, Administrative Support Group, Management Support Division, POSCO Engineering and Construction.“The result has been phenomenal: we have significantly accelerated our time-to-market on key projects, improved our productivity, and cut our travel substantially. With Polycom high-quality video solutions, POSCO E&C’s Video Conferencing Project will continue to grow and progress well into the future,” Jae-hyun Kwon added. As part of the project, POSCO E&C also deployed Polycom® RealPresence® Collaboration Server (Polycom® RMX®), a solution for multi-party conferencing, which supports features such as continuous presence and superior high-definition audio. With this solution, the company can securely and efficiently connect multiple parties across its 19 different offices and construction sites across continents. Combined with the Polycom video content sharing capabilities, POSCO E&C staff can more easily discuss process and design and view content up close in maximum clarity, allowing for more accurate and productive project review meetings, without having to hold face-to-face meetings. Going forward, POSCO E&C aims to expand its current video network to create a “Smart Meeting Culture,” whereby all employees can participate via video conferencing beyond the office and meeting rooms, and have access through desktop PCs and mobile devices. “POSCO E&C is a leading global construction company, and is attracting attention from other companies with its successful use of video to connect construction sites in many different parts of the world to its offices. By maximizing the utilization of video collaboration solutions for secure and accurate communications anytime and anywhere, POSCO E&C is able to greatly enhance its working environment,” said Dae-jun Shin, country manager of Polycom Korea.
About POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (POSCO E&C)POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (POSCO E&C) was founded in 1994 with the merging of POSCO group companies in engineering and construction divisions (founded on Apr.1, 1968), POSCO Engineering Co., Ltd. (founded on Jul.3, 1970) and Geoyang Development Co., Ltd. (founded on Apr.1, 1982). The company’s business areas include steel plants, energy plants, chemical plants, water treatment & environmental plants, civil infrastructure and urban development & architecture. Its Head office is in Pohang, and has offices in Seoul, Gwangyang, Busan and Incheon, and an R&D centre in Incheon. The company has corporations and branch offices in many countries including China, Vietnam, India, Arab Emirates, US, Russia, Chile, Peru and Brazil. About Polycom Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom ® RealPresence ® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward. © 2012 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50409540&lang=en