Polycom Expands Presence With New Office in Istanbul, Turkey
ISTANBUL, TURKEY, Nov 30, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based
unified communications (UC), today announced the opening of a new
office in Istanbul, Turkey. The office, the latest in a number of
strategic investments that Polycom is making across EMEA (Europe,
Middle East, and Africa) is evidence of its growing commitment to the
region. In the most recent financial quarter (Q3 2011), Polycom grew
revenue 23% year-over-year in EMEA, which includes markets such as
Turkey and the Middle East.
The new facility will help Polycom continue to innovate and deliver
HD video and Polycom HD Voice(TM) collaboration solutions based on
the Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Platform, the most comprehensive
software infrastructure for video collaboration, that are tailored
for the Turkish market. The announcement marks an important step for
Polycom in providing key partners and distributors with the highest
level of support, services, and expertise on innovations such as
Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Mobile, which extends Polycom's HD video
collaboration technology beyond the office and conference room to
deliver to tablets the same high-quality, secure, reliable video
experience customers are accustomed to inside the office. Turkish
distributors and resellers of Polycom products will benefit from the
knowledge of local UC and video collaboration experts who understand
the needs and requirements of local customers.
Speaking ahead of the official opening ceremony, Alain Wiedmer, the
area sales vice president for emerging markets in EMEA, Polycom,
said, "We see UC as the complete integration of multi-media
communication channels across mobile devices, desktop tools, and room
and immersive conferencing solutions of all types. The Polycom
RealPresence Platform brings together disparate communication systems
into one holistic and interoperable collaboration environment. Turkey
is an important market for Polycom, and we believe that Polycom
collaboration solutions are critical for the advancement of Turkish
businesses and government entities."
Polycom UC Solutions and Polycom RealPresence Platform
solutions create a highly collaborative environment that
significantly improves learning and engagement, as well as overall
productivity and efficiency. Offerings include HD voice and video
solutions for personal, mobile, group, and immersive telepresence
experiences. Polycom helps companies of all sizes, in all industries,
become high-performance workplaces where people collaborate on-demand
between any location, over any network, with their device of choice.
The Polycom RealPresence Platform is the most comprehensive software
infrastructure for universal video collaboration, and delivers the
industry's only universal bridging software that supports up to
75,000 device registrations and 25,000 concurrent sessions. The
platform includes universal video collaboration, video resource
management, virtualization management, universal access and security,
and video content management.
With a broad ecosystem of partners, Polycom provides the most
comprehensive, reliable, and scalable collaboration platform for
managing and delivering UC solutions to employees, partners and
suppliers -- on-premises or from the cloud.
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.
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