Monday, January 30, 2012

Polycom Training Opportunities

Polycom's Q1 Channel Sales Instructor Led Training Schedule

Polycom has released the Q1 2012 schedule for its Polycom University Instructor Led training courses. Attendance at instructor-led courses is based on the successful completion of prerequisites which will be provided after registration. Courses include:

 *   Polycom/Microsoft Integration Technical Solution Training
 *   RealPresence Infrastructure Technical Training - Intermediate (formerly Infrastructure Pre-Sales Technical Training)
 *   VoIP Solutions Pre-Sales Technical Training

Visit Polycom University for more information, dates, locations and to register.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Polycom and IBM Have Teamed To Deliver US Solutions

Polycom and IBM have teamed to deliver UC solutions that enhance IBM's social business applications. Through IBM Sametime(r), communication and collaboration become more streamlined as IM, presence, voice, video, and web collaboration are accessed from within business applications and social business platforms such as IBM Connections. The Polycom RealPresence(tm) Platform extends social business integration beyond the desktop, providing a rich conference experience, while connecting conference rooms and desktop users seamlessly.

To enable customers to take full advantage of Polycom UC solutions for IBM environments, Polycom has created discounts on RMX 1500 and RMX 2000 bundles to jump start Polycom and IBM deployments.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vaddio Regional Training Program Launched

Regional and online product training courses will be offered beginning January 1, 2012, in addition to the existing Camera Tracking Training classes. Vaddio ( Technical Trainer, Scott Rolfes, will conduct in-depth training on design, engineering, installation and techniques for integrating Vaddio equipment into a variety of applications. In addition, Bernadette Yard, Marketing and Training Coordinator, will also teach a sales and marketing curriculum.

“We understand the importance of training our dealers out in the field,” explained President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley .“And we know how difficult it is to travel to get the training you need. We are committed to offering the training and education to our dealers in the field so they can easily and effectively integrate our solutions into their designs.”

To schedule a Vaddio training course please contact your local rep or go to For more information or details please contact Bernadette Yard at (763) 971-4466 or by email at

Monday, January 23, 2012

Polycom RealPresence™ Mobile Brings HD Collaboration to Tablets

PLEASANTON, CA (June, 2011) - Polycom,, goes mobile with first enterprise software solution for Apple, Motorola Mobility, and Samsung Tablets that lets users enjoy HD Video Collaboration from anywhere.

Polycom® RealPresence Mobile is a new, free-to-download software solution that extends video collaboration beyond the office and conference room to your Apple iPad 2, Motorola XOOM and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Now you can use a tablet to connect and collaborate with colleagues, partners, customers, students, patients – anyone, anywhere, anytime with HD audio, video and content-sharing.
·    Free yourself from the office and conference room
·    Stay connected with a single communication stream
·    Make multipoint calls whether you’re within the firewall or roaming
·    Take charge by taking video conferencing with you wherever you go

Delivering Polycom video to mobile platforms is a key component of the company's recently announced software strategy to bring secure HD video collaboration to the broadest range of business, video, mobile, and social networking applications.

"RealPresence Mobile is a significant step toward achieving our vision to make it possible for millions of people to use video collaboration as their preferred method of communicating – easily, reliably, and securely – no matter what network, carrier, protocol, application, or device they use," said Andy Miller, president and CEO of Polycom. "I've met with a hundred customers the past few months, and nearly every executive I talk with is looking to embrace mobility and tablets to improve business productivity. Customers who have seen our mobile applications running on Apple, Motorola, and Samsung tablets are truly inspired by the possibilities Polycom is enabling by extending video collaboration beyond the traditional boundaries of the conference room and desktop."

Now, whether in the field or on the road, in an airport lounge or working from home, or wherever business leads, customers can use a tablet to connect and collaborate face-to-face with colleagues, customers, partners, and suppliers. RealPresence Mobile allows customers to leverage Polycom's UC infrastructure to harness the benefits of video collaboration, increase the industry's highest ROI even further, and unleash the powerful network effect of HD video collaboration.

Drivers of the Visual Mobile Society
The network effect is already spreading video to the masses as human culture and technology becomes increasingly visual. The latest generation has been raised on video and social connectedness – 3 billion YouTube videos are streamed daily.1 Within this context, it's not surprising that video conferencing is also on the rise. UC and video collaboration is increasingly recognized as a mission-critical capability for businesses and a solution that pays for itself within months by reducing travel expenses while improving teamwork, collaborative decision making, organizational productivity, and employee and customer engagement.

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice, powered by the Polycom RealPresence platform. The RealPresence platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security – on-premises, hosted or cloud delivered. Visit or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Polycom Provides Broadest Range of UC Solutions Interoperable with Microsoft(r) Lync(tm), including Polycom(r) HD Video and Voice(tm) Solutions

PLEASANTON, Calif. - Dec 05, 2011 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced that it has expanded interoperability with Microsoft(r) Lync(tm) to additional Polycom SIP-based wired and wireless voice products. Polycom also announced the availability to order the Polycom(r) CX7000, the first room video collaboration solution custom-built for full integration with Microsoft(r) Lync(tm), the UC platform that unites voice communications, IM, and audio, video, and Web conferencing. The Polycom CX7000 is the first video collaboration solution to be qualified by Microsoft as "optimized for Microsoft(r) Lync(tm)." In addition, Polycom is testing Polycom(r) RealPresence(tm) Immersive room systems for Microsoft(r) Lync(tm) interoperability. The announcements made today offer customers a broad set of choices - more than 40 systems.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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