Polycom® RealPresence® Platform to Power Cloud-Delivered Video Collaboration Offerings From BCS Global, Bharti Airtel, BT

  Polycom® RealPresence® Platform to Power Cloud-Delivered Video Collaboration
  Offerings From BCS Global, Bharti Airtel, BT Conferencing, Glowpoint, and
  Masergy

 Six out of the seven service providers offering OVCC compliant services will
   leverage Polycom software infrastructure to deliver the industry’s first
         multi-network interoperable, cloud-delivered video offerings

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- December 04, 2012

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that the
Polycom® RealPresence® Platform will be part of the underlying infrastructure
that powers six out of the seven service providers that are offering
breakthrough Open Visual Communications Consortium™ (OVCC™) compliant,
cloud-delivered video collaboration services. The OVCC organization today
announced the first OVCC compliant, multi-network video collaboration services
offered by service providers under their respective brands*. The services
allow businesses of all sizes to participate in seamless video collaboration
meetings, even if the participants are in different companies and served by
different service providers. Using OVCC compliant services, customers can now
initiate a video conference as simply as a phone conference.

As the most comprehensive and interoperable software infrastructure for
universal video collaboration, the RealPresence Platform provides the
carrier-grade video infrastructure needed for these new OVCC compliant
services, delivering scalability, security, interoperability, reliability, and
manageability. OVCC compliant service providers such as BCS Global, Bharti
Airtel, BT Conferencing, and Glowpoint, among others, as well as Masergy,
which provides network services, will all use the RealPresence Platform to
help power their offerings.

“The breakthrough network-to-network interoperability of the OVCC service is
eliminating technical obstacles to make video collaboration as easy as a phone
call,” said Andy Miller, CEO, Polycom. “Together with our OVCC partners we are
working to remove impediments for customers to drive mass adoption of video
collaboration, and make it easy for anyone to participate on a video
conference, regardless of the network, vendor, or device. The RealPresence
Platform offers the infrastructure needed to deliver the interoperability,
scalability, and reliability for our service provider partners so they can
provide a seamless experience to all of their customers.”

The RealPresence Platform was recently enhanced to include the industry’s
first open standards-based SVC (Scalable Video Coding), with 3X HD multipoint
video call capacity for greater scalability, dramatically lower TCO, superior
performance, and backwards- and forwards-compatibility to protect customer
investments—all available through a software update. Additionally, to meet the
unique needs of service providers, the RealPresence Platform offers
multi-tenant capabilities and open application programming interfaces (APIs).
With multi-tenancy, service providers can use a single physical Polycom®
RealPresence® Resource Manager to support multiple customers, which optimizes
resource investments and reduces operating costs. With the open APIs, service
providers can extend the RealPresence Platform by building new apps to support
and differentiate their services and to increase revenue per user.

For more information on the services, please contact an OVCC compliant service
provider.

Open Visual Communications Consortium is a group of global video exchange
providers, network providers and equipment manufacturers that have united to
expand video communications and simplify video calls. Polycom and industry
leading partners announced the initiative in June 2011. The consortium
launched as an independent organization with Polycom and eight other founding
members in October 2011. Since its launch, it has grown to 31 members, which
includes Verizon, BT Conferencing, Bharti Airtel, and others. OVCC members
will create multi-vendor, multi-network specifications offering a technical
blueprint and business model to support the full spectrum of video systems,
from immersive telepresence and room-based systems, to high definition and
standard definition, and from desktop clients to mobile devices. For more
information, visit www.ovcc.net.

About Polycom

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 or connect with us on
Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of
human collaboration forward.

*Six of the service providers are offering services to customers under their
own brand names. Masergy, along with three of the service providers, developed
the OVCC compliant interconnect network that supports the new interoperable
services. As a network service provider, Masergy is not offering an OVCC
service to customers under its own brand.

© 2012 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the
names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or
service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in
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property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Polycom, Inc.
Ellen Topp, +1 408-586-4041
ellen.topp@polycom.com
 
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