Siemens Enterprise Communications and Polycom Announce Unified Communications Partnership
Global agreement to provide customers productivity and cost-savings benefits of integrated HD video and telepresence solutions
NEW YORK and PLEASANTON, Calif. - Jan 21, 2010 : Siemens Enterprise Communications Group (SEN Group), a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions, and Polycom, Inc. [Nasdaq: PLCM], a global leader in telepresence, video, and voice communications solutions, today announced a strategic alliance and global resale agreement that will enable customers to leverage the productivity and cost-saving benefits of Polycom telepresence, high definition (HD) video conferencing solutions and desktop video collaboration applications through seamless integration with the OpenScape UC environment. By adopting a state-of-the-art UC environment, organizations can not only take advantage of innovative video solutions from Polycom, but they can increase collaboration and customer responsiveness while reducing conferencing costs and the need for employee travel.
"Video communication is becoming a key component of UC, and helps to dramatically improve the productivity of our customers," said Mark Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, the SEN Group. "Working with Polycom enables us to deliver on our Open Communications commitment and enhance our leading OpenScape UC platform with a full range of UC-enabled video solutions."
"Organizations across industries are adopting Polycom visual communication to drive efficiency and effectiveness among geographically dispersed teams and strengthen relationships with customers, partners and suppliers," said Robert Hagerty, chairman and CEO of Polycom. "Teaming with SEN Group, we are able to deliver these powerful collaboration capabilities within the core communication tools that people use every day, and, as an integrated component of the OpenScape UC solution, give customers a scalable platform that is easy to manage and use. This supports Polycom's Open Collaboration Network strategy and gives customers greater flexibility and investment protection for their UC environment."
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