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AVI-SPL Certified by Polycom to Deliver Customized Immersive Telepresence Solutions

September 17, 2009 | Chris Payatagool

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polycom_160x87px.jpgCertification recognizes AVI-SPL's expertise in adapting telepresence for specific environments and applications

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15 -- Leading audio and video communications solution provider AVI-SPL today announced it has achieved certification from Polycom, Inc., a leading telepresence and video conferencing equipment manufacturer, as a provider of audio/visual (AV) integration for customized immersive telepresence solutions. The certification enables AVI-SPL to leverage a new line of highly adaptable immersive telepresence solutions, Polycom Architected Telepresence Experience(TM) (Polycom ATX) 300, to help organizations customize immersive telepresence for their specific application and space requirements. Together AVI-SPL and Polycom have already successfully deployed Polycom ATX Telepresence at 11 locations around the country for a large multi-national customer.

In addition, the company announced that its ConferencePoint(TM) Telepresence VNOC services are approved to support the complete line of Polycom Telepresence products including the Polycom RealPresence(TM) Experience (RPX(TM)) and Polycom Telepresence Experience((R)) (TPX((R))) telepresence solutions.

"Customers have really embraced the concept of an immersive video communications experience but increasingly want their own variation of a telepresence solution. Polycom has been the quickest to respond to that need with the Polycom ATX solution, which enables us to create solutions tailored for each customer," said Mike Brandofino EVP video and unified communications for AVI-SPL. "Coupled with ConferencePoint(TM), our comprehensive managed video services, we are able to support our customers' video communication needs from the desktop to the Polycom ATX equipped Telepresence Room."

"Customers are often looking for flexibility to tailor telepresence for very specific requirements," said Ron Myers, vice president of channels at Polycom. "With expertise in visual communication deployments and certification for the new Polycom ATX solutions, AVI-SPL offers customers a comprehensive range of Polycom telepresence offerings and services, including the ability to develop specialized solutions for very specific business requirements. We are proud to extend our longstanding relationship with AVI-SPL."

Designed for flexibility and customization, Polycom ATX solutions are standards-based to interoperate with Polycom's full line of immersive, room and personal telepresence solutions, as well as the estimated two million standards-based video conferencing systems in use today and the growing number of standards-based telepresence systems. With Polycom ATX systems, industry-leading technology components (codecs, cameras, microphone arrays, software, configuration tools, etc.) are integrated with planning, design, and implementation services from certified integration partners like AVI-SPL to streamline the deployment process. For customers, this results in highly customized immersive telepresence solutions that deliver uncompromised video, audio and content quality for effective face-to-face collaboration.

AVI-SPL is the leading source for end-to-end video communications solutions from desktop deployments to sophisticated board rooms. A full suite of video and audio managed services is available through ConferencePoint(TM) including services to support telepresence and HD video deployments. Some of the key features available through ConferencePoint(TM) are: 24/7 Helpdesk Support, Calendar and Room Resource Management, Integrated Call Scheduling and Launching, Complete Conference Production, Performance Reporting, Training and Adoption Programs, Telepresence Interoperability and Business to Business Interconnectivity. With the highest level of expertise and resources, AVI-SPL is the definitive choice for the integration of world-class audio and video systems and services.

About AVI-SPL

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, AVI-SPL is the result of a merger between Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) and Signal Perfection, Ltd. (SPL). With more than 40 years of aggregate experience in the industry, AVI and SPL bring together strong traditions of providing innovative audio and video communications solutions. As the industry's largest global integrator, AVI-SPL delivers the most comprehensive line-up of systems and services, including: systems integration, sales and rentals, complete staging productions, managed conferencing, IP integration and event management. For more about AVI-SPL, visit www.avispl.com.

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) is the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere. Visit www.polycom.com for more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.







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