Polycom® CX Series of Microsoft® Lync™ Optimized IP Phones Now Available on the GSA Schedule

  Polycom® CX Series of Microsoft® Lync™ Optimized IP Phones Now Available on
  the GSA Schedule

  U.S. Federal government agencies can empower employees and contractors to
 connect and collaborate in a secure, unified voice and video environment on
                        the Lync platform with Polycom

Business Wire

HERNDON, Va. -- February 13, 2013

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that select
solutions from the Polycom® CX Series of IP phones, optimized for Microsoft®
Lync™, are now available for Federal government agencies on the GSA Schedule,
on the GS-35F-0511T GSA vehicle through EC America, Inc.

The Polycom CX Series of IP phones takes the simplicity and familiarity of the
Lync interfaceto government agencies to better and more securely connect
their voice and collaboration platforms into one UC&C environment. Polycom’s
Lync-optimized solutions simplify deployment, streamline communications,
encourage collaboration, and lower total cost of ownership through native
integration and plug-and-play functionality for easy deployment, management,
and provisioning versus traditional PBX and IP PBX voice systems.

“Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Lync are being adopted quickly by
customers seeking cost savings and greater productivity,” said Greg Myers,
Vice President of Microsoft Federal Sales. “Polycom CX phones availability on
the GSA Schedule makes it easier for our customers to order and benefit from a
full unified communications solution. Polycom delivers innovative voice and
video end points and infrastructure that deliver to customers a great Lync
experience and value.”

“The Federal government is under increasing pressure to improve communication
and collaboration, both within and between agencies, to streamline operations,
reduce costs, and better serve citizens,” said Tony D’Angelo, Vice President
of Federal Operations, Polycom. “The Microsoft Lync environment is ideal for
rapidly connecting employees and contractors across government agencies, and
Polycom offers the broadest portfolio of Lync-optimized solutions, spanning
desktop, common areas and conference rooms, and builds on its legacy of
high-quality audio and conferencing by delivering the only conference phone
designed for Lync.”

Federal government customers can now purchase the following Polycom CX Series
of IP phones optimized for Microsoft Lync:

  *Polycom® CX500 IP Desktop Phone: Ideal for common areas such as hallways,
    break rooms or lobbies
  *Polycom® CX600 IP Desktop Phone: Mainstream IP desktop phone featuring
    Polycom HD Voice
  *Polycom® CX3000 IP Conference Phone: The first and only conference phone
    optimized for Microsoft Lync

About Polycom Public Sector

Polycom's collaborative video and voice conferencing technologies securely
extend the reach of government, education and healthcare services to improve
performance and mission success so that Public Sector organizations can thrive
in the 21st century. Public Sector organizations depend on Polycom to provide
rich, interactive, collaboration solutions that impact all facets of
government, education and healthcare so information can be shared, decisions
accelerated, and services delivered when and where they are needed most.
Polycom's interoperable solutions address the major certifications, security
requirements and regulations required to service Public Sector organizations,
including FIPS 140-2 validation, IPv6 and Unified Capabilities Approved
Product List (UC APL) certifications, FDA Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS)
Class 1 and Embedded Encryption Enabling HIPAA Compliance.

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. Visitwww.polycom.comor connect with us onTwitter,Facebook,
andLinkedInto learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration

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.

© 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.


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