Polycom First to Market with Voice Solutions for Microsoft’s New Office 365 Cloud PBX

  • Polycom is the only vendor to offer comprehensive voice solutions portfolio that addresses both desktop and conference room needs
  • Polycom® VVX® business media phones offer the rich feature set that new Microsoft Office 365 customers will be looking for
  • Polycom® RealPresence Trio™ smart hub will provide state of the art conference room experiences for Office 365 PBX users by the end of December

London, UK - Dec 07, 2015: 

Building on the strength of a decade-long relationship,  Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced today that its voice desktop and conferencing portfolios will be the first that support and interoperate with the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX services. Organisations migrating to Office 365 will be searching for voice solutions that meet or exceed those they currently experience on traditional PBX lines; Polycom’s solutions portfolio uniquely addresses the needs of new Office 365 Cloud PBX service customers with rich collaboration features that work both on the desktop and in the conference room.

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Customers ready for an Office365 Cloud PBX with Skype for Business Online can enhance their experience with dedicated high-quality voice solutions including Polycom VVX business media phones (above) and Polycom® RealPresence Trio™.

The Polycom® VVX® business media phones are the first Open-SIP interoperability phones to support Office 365 Cloud PBX services, giving customers the key additional features that they have been looking for including a touchscreen interface, intercom, group paging and a shared line experience.

The recently announced Polycom® RealPresence Trio™, the first smart hub for group collaboration that transforms the iconic three-point conference phone into a voice, content-sharing and video system that can fit into any team environment, will provide a state-of-the-art conference room experience for businesses of any size (read the related press release).

“Our relationship with Polycom has provided our customers with innovations that have allowed for the highest quality in human collaboration across the world,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Applications and Services Marketing at Microsoft. “Polycom solutions, like the Polycom VVX business media phones and the Polycom RealPresence Trio, already interoperate with Skype for Business and will provide enhanced desktop and conference room applications that will offer a superior user experience for our Office 365 Cloud PBX customers.”

Polycom’s portfolio includes more than 40 existing voice, content collaboration and video solutions that deeply integrate with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync and are qualified by Microsoft. Polycom also remains the only industry partner to offer Skype for Business conference phones. Currently, seven Polycom VVX media phone models come pre-configured with Skype for Business and the RealPresence Trio smart hub will be the first to offer deep integration across multiple UC platforms including Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync that will allow for industry-leading conference features. For more information about Polycom’s solutions for Skype for Business, visit Polycom.co.uk.

“We are witnessing a disruptive technology transformation that continues the trend of the demise of traditional PBX’s,” said Ashan Willy Senior Vice President, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering at Polycom. “The new cloud-based communications services from Microsoft are truly game changing and Polycom is proud to participate in this journey to provide the richest, highest quality and most natural solution in the industry.”

Availability

Polycom® VVX® business media phones (Skype for Business edition) and RealPresence Trio smart hubs are shipping today. Availability may vary by country. The new software release for the RealPresence Trio enabling integration with Office 365 Cloud PBX, and Skype for Business 2015 is planned to be available later this month.  For more information, visit www.polycom.co.uk.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 415,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection.  Visit www.polycom.co.uk or connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.

For further information, please contact: Lisa Perry / Sonal Bisht, EMEA Corporate Communications, Polycom

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events, including statements regarding the global availability of the Polycom® RealPresence TrioTM solution and the future availability and functionality of the new software release.  These forward-looking statements reflect our current intentions and are identified by terminology such as “may”, “will”, “planned” and other similar statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including future agreements; changes to our strategic areas of focus; and possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products due to engineering, manufacturing or other delays. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2015, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking statements.

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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