Intelligent Energy, one of Britain’s 100 Fastest Growing Technology Firms according to The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, is focused on delivering its clean energy technology and transforming the global consumer electronics, automotive and stationary power markets. Dispersed sales and engineering teams at Intelligent Energy use Polycom solutions to make informed decisions quickly and help reduce time to market to drive revenue growth.
In the above photo you can see a product launch meeting held for the new UppTM. Polycom video meetin ...

In the above photo you can see a product launch meeting held for the new UppTM. Polycom video meetings are held with senior management, IT, marketing and sales teams. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We have teams and offices around the world,” said Intelligent Energy’s Group Business Development Director, Julian Hughes. “We have found there is no better way to defy distance than to have a face-to-face conversation using video conferencing. It has allowed us to go to market faster and given us a clear competitive advantage, as demonstrated by the recent successful launch of Upp TM, our game changing personal energy device.”

With teams engaged in the research and development of revolutionary energy solutions for a number of industries, the quest for efficient and clean technology demands instantaneous collaboration and content sharing. It is critical for engineers to share and discuss CAD and technical documentation in real-time and from any location. Video collaboration solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), play a key role in allowing teams to connect and collaborate, thereby accelerating the development of modular, low carbon fuel cell systems for customers and blue chip partners.

The integration of Microsoft® Lync™ and Polycom® RealPresence® video solutions , powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, facilitates collaboration from conference rooms, desktops and mobile applications, ensuring teams can communicate effectively across the globe 24 hours a day. The combination of Microsoft Lync and Polycom video collaboration has helped to eliminate collaboration silos while unifying the dialling plans associated with legacy vendors, reducing the total cost of ownership.

Real-Time Collaboration with Customers and Partners

Intelligent Energy collaborates with customers and partners in real-time over video conferencing from early on in the design process, often connecting four different sites at once. This helps to resolve issues more quickly and reduces the need for customer visits, saving time and money for both parties.

“We pride ourselves on high levels of collaboration and communication with our global customer and supply chain base. This simply would not be possible without effective dialogue with our customers and partners. Video conferencing really helps us to embrace a collaborative approach and to understand needs and requirements,” said Hughes.

Fast-tracking Technology Development

Video conferencing has become indispensable for the engineering team to communicate on technologically advanced and high-precision parts. Teams collaborate, clearly articulating problems and viewing documents in real-time rather than sending pictures, drawings or videos via the internet. The engineers are using the platform to collaborate on the delivery of technology road maps for innovative fuel cell technology projects including the recently launched Upp TM, a pioneering personal energy device for consumer electronics, powered by Intelligent Energy’s hydrogen fuel cells. The company is developing its technology for a wide range of applications. Recent successes include deployment as distributed power units for the telecom sector in India, and with partner Suzuki Motor Corporation, the development of the FC Burgman, the world’s first ever fuel cell vehicle to achieve European Union Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA).

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) 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 or connect with us on  Twitter, Facebook, and  LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

About Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy delivers efficient and clean energy technology for the global consumer electronics, automotive and stationary power markets – from compact energy packs for mobile devices, to power-trains for zero-emission vehicles, and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.

Our unique technology architecture is used by global blue chip companies to create differentiated, cost-efficient fuel cell power systems for mass market applications. It enables Intelligent Energy and our industry partners to solve the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating convenient everyday energy solutions to power your life.

Intelligent Energy operates globally, with offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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