Polycom and Meetrix to Offer Cloud-Delivered Social Video Collaboration Solutions

  Polycom and Meetrix to Offer Cloud-Delivered Social Video Collaboration

 Polycom® RealPresence® Platform software and Meetrix UC in the Cloud for IBM
 Sametime® deliver unified communications integrated with video collaboration
                                 as a service

IBM Connect 2013

Business Wire

ORLANDO, Fla. -- January 28, 2013

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), and Meetrix, a cloud enabler
and integrator, today announced they have formed a partnership to integrate
their respective solutions to offer customers cloud-delivered social video
collaboration services. The partnership integrates Meetrix’s unified
communications cloud service for IBM Sametime® and Polycom’s video
infrastructure software (either on-premises or cloud-delivered from a service
provider) to help customers securely and reliably connect, communicate, and
collaborate visually through their cloud-delivered social business app.

Meetrix’s flagship offering, Meetrix UC in the Cloud for IBM Sametime,
delivers “Sametime as a Service” – a service that manages the IBM Sametime
solution for customers from the cloud. Meetrix UC in the Cloud for IBM
Sametime can be deployed in hours for small and medium businesses or, in the
case of larger enterprises, a few days, giving customers instant access to the
benefits of IBM Sametime. The Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, the most
comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration,
enriches the social collaboration experience by allowing IBM Sametime and IBM
Connections users to collaborate in secure multi-party or point-to-point video
calls. The RealPresence Platform software infrastructure, whether installed
on-premises or delivered as a service from the cloud, connects users across
any environment – immersive video suites, conference rooms, work and home
offices, and smartphones, laptops and tablets.

“We’ve offered integration with IBM Sametime for years but as more customers –
especially small and midsized companies – explore cloud strategies, we’re
excited to partner with Meetrix, a real innovator in this space,” said Steve
Pattison, Vice President of Business Development, Polycom. “The Meetrix UC in
the Cloud for IBM Sametime service allows customers to deploy IBM Sametime
almost instantly, and when you integrate Polycom RealPresence video solutions
into the social business environment, customers can keep their upfront costs
down, leverage their existing investments, and quickly realize a return on
their investment from the increased productivity of face-to-face

“We are excited to team with a prestigious partner such as Polycom,” said Lee
Fawcett, Chief Executive Officer, Meetrix. “We’ve heard from our customers
that enterprise-class UC delivered from the cloud is needed, and our joint
solution, whether the video infrastructure is on-premises or delivered from
the cloud, offers the best-in-class UC and video solution-set available

The offering is available globally for existing Polycom RealPresence Platform
and Meetrix UC in the Cloud for IBM Sametime customers at no additional
integration or application cost. For more information on the integration,
please contact your local Meetrix sales rep or sales@meetrix.us.


Meetrix will be demonstrating the offering next week at TEAM Polycom 2013,
Polycom’s annual sales and partner conference, in Vancouver, Canada, February
4-7, 2013. In booth #41, Meetrix will show Meetrix UC in the Cloud for IBM
Sametime integrated with the Polycom RealPresence Platform software

Separately, Polycom will be demonstrating its integration with IBM Sametime at
IBM Connect 2013, January 27-31, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. At pedestals B21-B23,
Polycom will demonstrate the RealPresence Platform solution integration with
IBM Sametime, featuring the Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile 2.0 software
application for Apple iOS and Android devices and the newly announced Polycom®
RealPresence® Group series. The RealPresence Group series is the
next-generation HD video collaboration systems for budgets of all sizes which
feature the new Polycom user experience (Polycom® UX™ software),
patent-pending Polycom® SmartPairing™ technology (wirelessly connects Apple
iPads to RealPresence Group series and Polycom® HDX® systems), the industry's
best HD video and content-sharing (up to 1080p60 resolution), and
crystal-clear audio.

The Polycom RealPresence Platform

The RealPresence Platform software infrastructure provides reliability,
security and industry-leading scalability, and interoperates with the broadest
range of communications applications. The RealPresence Platform software was
recently enhanced to include theindustry’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, the RealPresence Platform
softwareoffers multi-tenant capabilities and open application programming
interfaces (APIs).

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.

© 2013 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
the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.

About Meetrix

Meetrix delivers enterprise-class unified communications, collaboration, and
social business solutions in the cloud for midmarket and SMB/SME (small- and
medium-size businesses/enterprises) customers. Meetrix is an IBM premier
partner, winner of the 2011 IBM Beacon Award for cloud applications and a
finalist for the 2012 IBM CTO Award.

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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Meetrix Communications, Inc.
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Polycom, Inc.
Ellen Topp, +1 408-586-4041
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