The nation’s largest business journal publishing company deploys Polycom’s ViewStation to improve collaboration and efficiency company-wide.

MILPITAS, Calif., May 14, 2001 – Polycom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), a worldwide leader in broadband communication solutions, today announced that American City Business Journals, Inc., a leading publisher of business journals in 40 metropolitan markets across the U.S, has selected Polycom’s award-winning ViewStation™ group videoconferencing systems to enhance communication and collaboration between its 46 office locations.

American City Business Journal is deploying a combination of Polycom’s ViewStation 512 and VS 4000 systems to enable offices around the country to collaborate on market trends, news stories, promotions, training and business operations.

"Video communications enables our staff to collaborate more effectively and leverage information between each market, providing our readers with better, more insightful information," said Ray Shaw, chairman of American City Business Journals. "Polycom’s ViewStations are state-of-the-art, user friendly and attractively priced. They have helped us significantly improve collaboration and efficiency throughout the organization."

"Through the use of interactive video communications, American City Business Journals’ managers are able to travel less and accomplish more while sharing resources and improving company-wide communication," said Craig Malloy, senior vice president and general manager of video communications for Polycom. "Enabling its employees to share knowledge across geographic barriers helps the company make better decisions faster and maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace."

Polycom ViewStation
Polycom revolutionized the videoconferencing industry with the introduction of its ViewStation, the world’s best-selling interactive video communications system (Wainhouse Research, March 2001), which delivers the quality and performance of high-end videoconferencing systems at a fraction of the cost. Available in a broad product range, including ViewStation FX, VS4000, ViewStation MP, ViewStation 128, ViewStation SP128 and SP384 and ViewStation H.323, the product sets the standard for high-performance, affordable and easy-to-use interactive video communications.

About American City Business Journals
American City Business Journals Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers, serving 40 of the country's most vibrant markets. Approximately 3.2 million readers depend on our newspapers for exclusive, in-depth coverage of their business communities. Their loyalty testifies to American City's commitment to top-quality journalism, unexcelled service for advertisers and readers, and active business community involvement. In addition to its business newspapers, American City operates Street & Smith's Sports Group, which publishes three motorsports periodicals, SportsBusiness Journal and five sports annuals. American City is a unit of Advance Publications Inc., which also operates Conde Nast Magazines, The New Yorker, Newhouse Newspapers and cable television operations.

About Polycom
Located in Milpitas, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, Polycom, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a full range of high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable voice and video communication products and network infrastructure and access solutions. Polycom's integrated communication solutions enable business users to immediately realize the benefits of video, voice and data over rapidly growing converged networks. For additional information, call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom web site at

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