|[February 27, 2013]
Polycom Expands Portfolio of Polycom® VVX® Business Media Phones to Improve Productivity of Office Workers, Ships Its 10 Millionth Audio Device
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today unveiled the
Polycom (News - Alert)® VVX® 300 and Polycom® VVX® 400 Business Media Phones designed
to improve productivity and facilitate collaboration for office and
cubicle work environments such as call centers, front desks and
administrative and corporate offices. The Polycom VVX 300 and Polycom
VVX 400 solutions extend the existing portfolio of Polycom®
VVX® Business Media Phones, which also include business phones with
video capabilities (see the related press
release). New plug-in expansion modules for the Polycom VVX 300, VVX
400, VVX 500 and VVX 600 also add more programmable line keys, making it
easier for power users to manage a high volume of calls and contacts.
Polycom VVX business media phones feature an elegant design, intuitive navigation and simple controls. Shown here: Polycom(R) VVX(R) 400. (Photo: Business Wire)
10 Million Audio Devices and Counting
With an expansive product line of innovative audio
technology, which includes the legendary Polycom®
SoundStation® conference phones, Polycom VVX Business Media Phones
and other devices, Polycom has been the industry leader in audio
conferencing solutions for more than 20 years. Showcasing the company's
continued innovation and commitment to providing the best possible
communication experience, Polycom today also announced it recently
shipped more than 10 million audio devices since the company's founding
"Polycom VVX Business Media Phones are an affordable, enterprise-grade
solution that seamlessly connects with employees' existing workflow and
applications, such as calendars and address books, which can help
orkers in any industry be more productive," said Jim Kruger (News - Alert), Senior
Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing, Polycom. "Having now
shipped 10 million audio devices, our conference phones have brought
billions of people together for more productive work outcomes. The
Polycom VVX 300 and VVX 400 Business Media Phones integrate into a wide
range of unified communications environments and have the industry's
best sound quality through features like Polycom HD Voice and patented
Polycom Acoustic Clarity (News - Alert) Technology for crystal-clear calls without
echoes, drop-outs or feedback."
"Polycom VVX Business Media Phones have collaboration features that
traditional phone systems cannot match, giving us the communication
power we need at a price we can afford," said Peter Nowak, President,
Design Electric, a full-service electrical contractor specializing in
commercial, industrial and residential buildings. "We experience
superior voice quality with Polycom audio solutions, which are hosted
for us by Megapath, one of the leading providers of hosted voice
The new Polycom VVX 300 is a powerful entry-level business media phone
with 6 programmable line keys, ideal for today's cubicle workers that
handle a low-to-moderate volume of calls. The Polycom VVX 400 is a
mid-range business media phone with 12 programmable line keys and a
larger color screen for ease of use and enhanced call-handling for
knowledge workers and administrative assistants. Both solutions deliver
Ease of Use - The elegant, modern design includes features such
as large screens with an intuitive user interface and programmable
line keys that make it easy to manage calls and contacts. With access
to common workplace applications, users can view and manage their
calendars, receive meeting reminders and alerts, and search the
Ease of Installation and Setup - Reducing total cost of
ownership, organizations can deploy Polycom VVX phones on their
existing networks with open SIP-based call control platforms. With
Polycom's zero-touch provisioning and Web-based configuration tool,
the VVX Business Media Phones are simple and inexpensive to
administer, upgrade and maintain.
Easy integration with third-party applications - Through a
built-in Web browser, users can easily receive information such as
weather, sports and stocks. Using the provided open APIs, developers
can integrate the Polycom VVX solutions with other business and UC&C
New accessories for the Polycom VVX product line include expansion
modules that are easy to plug in and provide power users such as
receptionists and administrative assistants more programmable line keys
to help them manage a high volume of contacts and calls.
The Polycom VVX Color Expansion Module is available in high-resolution
LCD. Each module has 3 pages of line keys, with each page supporting
28 illuminated bi-color programmable line keys.
The Polycom VVX Expansion Module features 40 programmable line keys.
For set-up versatility, the expansion modules are compatible with the
VVX 300, VVX 400, VVX 500 and VVX 600 Business Media Phones, and each
VVX phone can support up to three expansion modules.
Additional options include the Polycom® VVX® 310 and Polycom® VVX® 410
Business Media Phones, which offer gigabit Ethernet connections.
The Polycom VVX 300, VVX310, VVX400, VVX 410, Polycom VVX Expansion
Module and Polycom VVX Color Expansion Module will be available in
select countries worldwide in April. The Polycom VVX 300 will be
available at US$179, Polycom VVX 310 at $US219, Polycom VVX 400 at
US$259, Polycom VVX 410 at US$299, Polycom VVX Expansion Module at
US$105, and Polycom VVX Color Expansion Module at US$225.
Polycom will be demonstrating Polycom VVX Business Media Phones in the
NETXUSA (News - Alert) Inc. booth #6005 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo from
February 27-March 1, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video
collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world.
Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence®
Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that
interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile
and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com
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to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are
provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and
are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom
reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products
and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will
be delivered on a when and if available basis.
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