Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications, today announced that TIM Intelig, a leading provider of telecommunications and IP services in Brazil and a member of the Polycom Partner Network, is launching a new Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) offering unique to the Brazilian market, built on and powered by the carrier-grade video infrastructure of the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform. A cornerstone of the Brazilian telecom giant’s new TIM Intelligence corporate solutions campaign, and the latest in a series of TIM Intelligence launches scheduled throughout 2012, TIM Intelig’s new VaaS offering addresses a growing demand among Brazil’s businesses to accelerate business processes, improve productivity, and reduce costs. The new service lets employees in companies throughout Brazil collaborate face-to-face from any standards-based device or video conferencing system. Brazil’s First Turnkey Video Collaboration Service In a first for the Brazilian market, TIM Intelig will provide turnkey video collaboration solutions to businesses of all sizes. The new offerings will include the installation and use of Polycom® RealPresence® Room, Desktop or Mobile video systems, with TIM Intelig handling call management, provisioning, recording, streaming and other services. This eliminates long-term capital investments in equipment for customers, as well as the hassle of managing multiple vendors. “The motto of TIM Intelligence is ‘Intelligent Connection,’ and this new Polycom-powered VaaS offering exemplifies that concept,” said Rafael Marquez, marketing director at TIM Intelig. “With this new service, we save companies time and money by centralizing assistance and infrastructure management, and providing a single point of contact for support and maintenance. Now, when executives and employees at Brazil’s corporations need a scalable, cost-effective VaaS collaboration platform that increases productivity and drives down costs, they can find it here.” “TIM Intelig is building the country’s first Video-as-a-Service around the Polycom RealPresence Platform, and in the process is challenging the assumption that video collaboration in Brazil is a privilege to be enjoyed by only the largest companies,” said Paulo Roberto Ferreira, Regional Director of Polycom’s Brazilian office. “By moving from a traditional capital expense model to a pay-as-you-go VaaS model, TIM Intelig eliminates up-front investments in equipment and removes a significant barrier to entry so more customers can experience the benefits of secure, HD video collaboration.”
The RealPresence Platform – the most comprehensive and interoperable UC infrastructure for universal video collaboration – provides carrier-grade provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security. Not only does TIM Intelig’s VaaS offering scale to accommodate enterprises with tens of thousands of employees, it also improves productivity and reduces costs for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well. Because of Polycom's focus on interoperability, the RealPresence Platform transforms islands of fragmented communications systems into a seamless culture of collaboration, with enterprise-grade video easily and securely accessible to all authorized personnel whether they’re mobile, remote, or on-site. Additionally, the RealPresence Platform delivers the best total cost of ownership by using up to 50% less network bandwidth than other video platforms.“Our vision at Polycom is to make video collaboration ubiquitous, which we are helping to enable by delivering video to new platforms such as VaaS through our service provider partners,” added Ferreira. 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.