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Polycom® RealPresence® Video and Microsoft® Lync™ Streamline Solutions Communications and Collaboration at Denmark’s

  Polycom® RealPresence® Video and Microsoft® Lync™ Streamline Solutions
  Communications and Collaboration at Denmark’s FLSmidth

      FLSmidth is making Polycom video collaboration a best practice for
 collaborating face to face across its widely dispersed population of 15,000
                          employees in 50 countries

Business Wire

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- April 04, 2013

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that
FLSmidth, Denmark’s leading supplier of equipment, services and expertise for
the cement and mineral industries, has implemented Polycom® RealPresence®
video solutions and the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform integrated with
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 to facilitate communications and collaborations for
15,000 employees in offices distributed in 50 countries across EMEA, the US
and APAC.

Since 1882, FLSmidth supplies everything from single machinery to complete
cement plants and minerals processing facilities including services before,
during and after a construction. FLSmidth has been using Polycom video
collaboration for over a decade to facilitate efficient face-to-face
communications across the globe. As the technology and quality has improved,
more and more employees have used it. Today, over 120 Polycom® HDX® room
solutions are in service, serving a range of use cases from executive and
staff meetings and HR interviews, to employee training and production status
meetings.

Solutors, a Polycom-certified partner, designed and delivered the video
network and infrastructure on the foundation of the Polycom RealPresence
Platform software infrastructure. FLSmidth chose the RealPresence platform
infrastructure for its integration into business process and custom
application development.

“We had three main criteria for selecting our unified communications and
collaboration solutions: ease of use, high quality of image and sound, and a
complete product range to adapt to all our needs and use cases,” said Torben
Nordling, IT Project Manager – Implementation & Operations, FLSmidth.
“Together, Polycom and Microsoft delivered a complete, standards-based,
end-to-end UC&C solution which exceeds our expectations.”

With the combination of Lync and Polycom RealPresence solutions, employees can
launch video collaboration sessions easily and intuitively from within
familiar interfaces and normal workflows. They simply click a name on their
Lync contact list to securely collaborate face-to-face via Polycom video on
their desktop or in a conference room-based system. The combination gives
employees greater flexibility and a seamless UC solution for voice, video,
conferencing and collaboration, from anywhere, anytime.

The Operations and Maintenance department of FLSmidth is now using video to
communicate more and more with partners and customers in Egypt, Tunisia and
Nigeria. “Doing business face-to-face helps to develop the relationship, and
increases trust and understanding,” added Nordling.

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

About FLSmidth

FLSmidth is the world’s only total supplier to the cement and minerals
industries. We offer one source for a full range of services, from complete
plants and equipment to upgrades and know how. But our approach is always the
same: to use our expertise to improve process and production efficiency.

Founded in 1882, we have grown into a worldwide organisation with 13,800
employees and offices in more than 50 countries. Our engineers research and
develop new products, install and maintain equipment, analyse processes and
train plant staff, and design and install plant upgrades – and wherever they
work, they always focus on improving plant performance.

© 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.

Contact:

Polycom, Inc.
Lisa Perry, + 44(0)1753 723577
Polycom EMEA PR Manager
lisa.perry@polycom.com
 
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