Polycom and BT have announced a worldwide three-year agreement designed to accelerate the growth of audio and video conferencing within the corporate and public sector industries. Under this global agreement, the companies will combine Polycom's voice, video and telepresence products with BT's managed services and global MPLS network.
Editor's Note: Polycom is for certain in play being such a large platform independent voice and video hardware manufacturer. I have been brainstorming what this means having the 8,000 pound gorilla now in the video conferencing market in such a major way with an army of sales people and marketing. If anyone have $3 billion and what to make a company to really take on this challenge, please contact me (I am very serious). I have already had some wealth managers call me asking my thoughts on this acquisition.
Cisco Systems Inc's overture for Norway's Tandberg puts U.S.-based Polycom Inc in play as it is the only public company now left in the video conferencing market. Polycom could also be gravitating toward selling itself as the threat of competing with a behemoth like Cisco looms large, analysts said. On October 1, network equipment maker Cisco said it entered a deal to buy Tandberg for $3 billion.
Polycom, Inc., the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice communications solutions, has redefined desktop communications with the introduction of its first business media phone, the Polycom VVX(TM) 1500. The VVX 1500 is the first device of its kind -- a business media phone that combines a personal video conferencing system with a fully featured voice over IP (VoIP) telephone with Polycom HD Voice(TM) and an open application programming interface (API) and microbrowser for real-time delivery of personalized Web content as well as integration with key business applications.
According to Polycom, its HDX 4000 and associated infrastructure solutions support a more efficient decision-making process without the need for extensive travel.
Polycom has made its wideband Siren 7 codec for HD voice available without a licensing fee in an effort to accelerate HD voice adoption and demonstrate the company's commitment to open standards.
The royalty-free licensing offer is an extension of the one Polycom offered for its Siren 14 code. The newer 7-kHz version helps improve comprehension, allowing businesses to communicate more effectively and efficiently, says the company.
Polycom is a name synonymous with audio and video conferencing solutions and it’s a fairly safe bet that if you look in the board room of any large company you stand a good chance of seeing one of their products.
Their analogue products had a great reputation for quality and as the move to IP based telephony continues it’s great to see Polycom aren’t being left behind!
The Polycom Soundstation 7000 is Polycom’s latest VoIP conference phone. It is a full duplex device that both looks nice and also performs extremely well.
Editor Note: Well its about time, if my readers remember that this was called for when the IP 650 came out. Good call Polycom. Time to get my hands on one.
Polycom today announced the newest addition to its SoundPoint IP desktop phone line, the SoundPoint IP 670. The SoundPoint IP 670 is an application-enabled desktop SIP phone with a high-performance color display, Polycom's revolutionary HD Voice technology, and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) connectivity. It provides professionals with an intuitive color interface for easier viewing and navigation of phone functions and productivity-enhancing applications.
Polycom announced the release of the new SoundStation IP 7000 and IP 6000 IP conference phones. Polycom features including Polycom HD Voice technology and a sleek new design. The SoundStation IP7000 is an ideal upgrade for executive offices, conference rooms and board rooms, while the SoundStation IP6000 is suited for managerial offices and small to mid-sized conference rooms.
This new benefit, built into the latest versions of its triangular conference phones now delivers users a clearer and more productive conferencing experience by eliminating the annoying buzzing noise caused by interference from nearby cellular devices. RF interference affects the millions of conference phones, regardless of manufacturer, that are currently installed in businesses around the globe.