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Polycom Opens New Unified Communications and Video Collaboration Solution Center in Seoul, Korea

November 30, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
Offers Customers Hands-On Experience With Latest UC and Video Solutions, From Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Platform to Immersive Room Systems to Mobile, Social, and Cloud Applications

-- Polycom, Inc., the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced that it has established a new solution center in Seoul, Korea. The center will provide customers in Korea the opportunity to experience first-hand the benefits of face-to-face collaboration across the full range of Polycom's industry-leading UC solutions, from the Polycom RealPresence Platform to HD video and HD Voice(TM) solutions for mobile tablets, offices/desktops, meeting rooms, and immersive telepresence.

Polycom's revenue in Asia Pacific grew 41 % year-over-year during the third quarter of 2011. The new solution center further expands Polycom's presence in Korea, and is the newest addition to Polycom's network of solution centers around the world, which continues to expand with recent openings in Sydney, Hong Kong, India, and Russia.

The solution center comprises four "themed room" enabling visitors to experience the full range of Polycom's productivity-enhancing UC solutions, including:

  • UC Innovations Zone: Users can link to Polycom Open Collaboration Network(TM) partners' solutions via Polycom's video and voice collaboration solutions. Users can also experience Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Mobile, the first enterprise HD video software solution for Apple, Motorola Mobility, and Samsung tablets, extending Polycom's HD video collaboration technology beyond the office and conference room to deliver to tablets the same high-quality, secure, reliable video experience customers are accustomed to inside the office.
  • Executive Office: This space replicates an executive office or a small meeting room so users can experience Polycom RealPresence Room solutions, including the all-in-one executive desktop telepresence solution, Polycom(R) RealPresence HDX(R) 4500, and the Polycom(R) RealPresence HDX(R) 7000, a solution for an executive office or small meeting room.
  • Telepresence Room: Users can test-drive the lifelike and immersive collaborative experience delivered by Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Immersive solutions, including the Polycom(R) Open Telepresence Experience(TM) (OTX(TM)) 300.
  • Large Meeting Room: Users can see and hear for themselves the difference in the quality of the collaboration experience provided by the Polycom RealPresence HDX(R) 8000 room solution and Polycom RealPresence camera innovations including the Polycom(R) EagleEye Director -- a camera that automatically locates and focuses on active speakers through Polycom's simultaneous voice triangulation and face-finding software technology.

In addition, the solution center will showcase the power of the Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Platform -- the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, interoperating with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. The Polycom RealPresence Platform delivers the industry's only universal bridging software that supports up to 75,000 device registrations and 25,000 concurrent calls/sessions, and includes universal video collaboration, video resource management, virtualization management, universal access and security, and video content management.

Dae-Jun Shin, country manager of Polycom Korea, commented, "This solutions center has been designed with customers at the forefront, enabling us to immerse current and prospective customers in the Polycom experience and help them understand how our innovation in open standards-based UC applications, specifically in the areas of mobility, cloud delivered video services, business-to-business interoperability, next generation executive desktop products, and affordable SMB solutions, can transform their business or organization."

To book a tour of the solutions center, please contact Polycom Korea (02-6005-2401. ).

Polycom UC Solutions

Polycom's UC solutions bring people face-to-face from anywhere, over any network, with any device, creating a highly collaborative environment that allows organizations to maintain business continuity; accelerate innovation; speed decision making and reduce time to market; improve training and on-boarding; and drive sales engagement. Standards-based interoperability and native integration of Polycom solutions preserve customer choice, leverage existing investments and future-proof customers as their collaboration strategy evolves.

Polycom UC offerings include the Polycom RealPresence Platform (software infrastructure for universal video collaboration), and HD voice and video solutions for personal, mobile, group, and immersive telepresence experiences -- using up to half the video bandwidth required by other solutions. With a broad ecosystem of strategic partners, Polycom provides the most comprehensive, reliable, and scalable collaboration platform for managing and delivering UC solutions to employees, partners, and suppliers -- on premises or from the cloud.

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security -- on-premises, hosted or cloud delivered. Visit or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Copyright 2011 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM(R), the Polycom "Triangles" 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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