TAMPA, Fla., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVI-SPL, the world's leading video communications provider, today announced Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified collaboration, has named AVI-SPL North American Partner of the Year and U.S. Partner of the Year. The awards recognize AVI-SPL for successfully incorporating value-added services, resulting in high-profile customers selecting Polycom's solutions within North America and the United States.
Polycom honored partners during TEAM Polycom 2014, the company's annual partner conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 11-13, 2014. Polycom recognized honorees based on execution, performance, customer success, business results, and overall commitment to co-developing innovative solutions. "In an ever-changing and rapidly evolving market place, it's critical to have partners like AVI-SPL who can help us meet our customers' complete business needs with transformative solutions," said Mike Conlon, vice president of worldwide channels, Polycom. "We congratulate AVI-SPL and look forward to supporting their continued success." "We're honored to be recognized as Polycom's partner of the year for North America and the United States," said John Zettel, chief executive officer, AVI-SPL. "AVI-SPL is dedicated to delivering the best collaboration solutions to our customers. Partnering with Polycom provides us access to the latest technologies, bringing our clients essential tools that enable more efficient and collaborative working environments through integration with UC applications in addition to voice and video services." "The drive for our customers to work more efficiently is leading to the wide-spread adoption of UC platforms and the growth of video," said Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of video and unified communications, AVI-SPL. "Aligning ourselves closely with Polycom allows us to train our sales and technical staff on the latest video technology and in order to provide our clients with the best solution." In 2013, AVI-SPL increased Polycom sales within government, education and medical by 24 percent and federal by 25 percent.