Polycom - The Art of Conversation

Randel Maestre, the Global Director, Industry Solutions of Polycom

Polycom Philippines recently held it's Media Conference at Conti's, Greenbelt 2 in Makati City with the theme, "Delivering on the Promise of UC" Present in the said event are the bigwigs from Polycom like Tan Wei Leng, the Senior Marketing Manager for ASEAN, Hongkong, Taiwan and Korea; Rene Valladolid, the Regional Director of Polycom in Hongkong, Taiwan and the Philippines; and Randel Maestre, the Global Director, Industry Solutions of Polycom.

Polycom, Inc. is a worldwide leader in unified communications solutions with industry-leading telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions built on open standards. POLYCOM powers smarter conversations, transforming lives and businesses worldwide. Polycom is founded in 1990 and has a 2010 run rate of $1.2 billion. Polycom is leaded by Andy Miller, the CEO and President of the company. They are proud to announce their 51 consecutive quarters of positive operating cash flow and boast about having no debt and $500 million in cash and investments.

They are the #1 global leader and has a 41% market share on installed group video systems. Polycom is known for Innovations for Industry, SMB and Service Providers, Legendary HD Voice and HD Video clarity. They also use Open standards approach to Unified Communications interoperability and has over 600 patents issued or pending.

Polycom has a wide global presence evident by their 53 offices in 26 countries, approximately 3,000 employees, 5 Executive Briefing Centers in Santa Clara, London, Tokyo, Beijing and São Paulo. It also has 30 Solution Centers and 13 Technical Support Centers. Polycom is also a proud partner of Microsoft, HP, IBM, Juniper Networks, BroadSoft, Avaya,McAfee and Siemens.

In the Philippines, ATI (American Technologies Inc.) is a proud partner of Polycom.

Rene Valladolid, the Regional Director of Polycom in Hongkong, Taiwan and the Philippines

Polycom Promise: UC Everywhere

SVC Technology. Breakthrough SVC Delivers UC (Unified Communication) Ubiquity 2010.  Microsoft among the first companies to adopt Polycom’s H.264 SVC technology. Desktop video communications an initial focus. To be built into Microsoft Lync. Providing hundreds of millions telepresence on the desktop.

Mobility. Polycom Mobile UC Strategy powers telepresence and content sharing on mobile devices, from tablets to smart phones and even Samsung Galaxy Android tablet. This will ultimately extend UC to Android, BlackBerry, Microsoft/ Windows 7, and Apple devices. This will enhance partners’ mobile platforms with innovative UC solutions. Point-to-point or multi-point through 3G and, in the future, 4G networks.

Cloud. UC in the Cloud –Powered by BroadSoft! This will power UC managed services delivered by Service Providers to customers and create carrier-class solutions, Leveraging the broad reach of leading Service Providers. Seamless delivery of high quality telepresence to any size organisation via UC cloud offering in conjunction with Polycom Open Collaboration Network partner, BroadSoft. It combines BroadSoft BroadCloud hosted video service with Polycom HDX and VVX solutions.

The Myths of Video Conferencing
  • Video Conferencing requires high bandwidth
  • Video Conferencing is expensive
  • Video Conferencing is difficult to use
  • Video Conferencing requires a room
  • Video Conferencing is all the same
  • Video Conferencing only saves on travel

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  1. Great Job!!! Informative and attention keeping!