Polycom unveils interoperable rich media communications solution with HP and Microsoft

Telecom Lead Asia: Polycom, a global provider of unified
communications (UC), has unveiled two new interoperable solutions with HP and
Microsoft that combine Polycom RealPresence video solutions.


These new interoperable solutions are HP Networking
technology and services, and Microsoft Lync with joint reference architectures.


Together with HP and Microsoft, Polycom is delivering
interoperable solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts: they
combine best-of-breed video collaboration capabilities and tested
interoperability from three industry leaders to make it easier to deliver,
scale, and manage all the disparate applications and components of unified
communications,” said Sue Hayden, executive vice president, Strategic
Alliances, Polycom.


These solutions bring together the key elements of UC and
video collaboration, from the networking and UC platform to high-quality video
infrastructure and systems, enabling businesses to reduce total cost of
ownership and allowing end users to participate in face-to-face meetings
anytime, across any environment.


The joint Rich Media Communications solution from HP,
Polycom, and Microsoft provide clients a scalable, open architecture for easy
deployment and simplify management across the UC environment, lowering their
total cost of ownership,” said Mike Banic, vice president of Global Marketing,
Networking, HP.


The solutions reduce the time and resources required to
create and maintain an end-to-end UC and video collaboration environment.


By using open-standards to ensure interoperability, the
solutions work with existing infrastructure, reduce complexity, and simplify
migration of existing systems and endpoints to the new enterprise solution.


Polycom and HP are delivering rich communication and productivity-enhanced
video and UC solutions that help customers avoid expensive upgrades and enable
functionality,” said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager for Lync at Microsoft


Recently, Polycom
said that Russian Supreme Court saves $50 million in travel costs by using the
company’s video collaboration.


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