Polycom to Demo Recently Announced Breakthrough New Products And Interoperability Solutions at FOSE Show
Polycom to Showcase the World's First Unified Conference Experience; Class- Defining Entry-Level MCU; Breakthrough Mid-Range Video Conferencing System; Four New Integrated Video Systems for High-End Environments; the First Wideband Conference Phone; and Industry's Most Extensive Multi-Vendor Scheduling and Management Solution
Polycom and C-CUBED to Also Demonstrate Portable ViewCASE System, Widely Deployed as Combat Communications System for Military Use
PLEASANTON, Calif. and WASHINGTON, April 8, 2003 -- Polycom(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the world's leader in video and voice conferencing, conferencing bridges and integrated web collaboration solutions, will be showcasing recently announced industry-first developments and advancements across its entire product line at the FOSE trade show April 8-10 in Washington, DC, booth number 2227. Polycom and C-CUBED Corp. will also be demonstrating the portable ViewCASE Secure Transportable Video Teleconferencing (VTC) System attached to a Humvee to demonstrate how the systems are currently being used in the field of combat (booth number 128).
Polycom issued six separate press releases on Feb. 24 announcing significant breakthroughs in voice, video, data and web conferencing, and collaboration solutions. Together, these announcements were designed to foster wider adoption of conferencing and collaboration solutions such as video conferencing.
"Each of Polycom's breakthrough new products are designed to increase the adoption of conferencing and collaboration technology by significantly improving the ease of use, quality, accessibility, management, and interoperability of today's solutions," said Robert Hagerty, chairman and CEO of Polycom. "And the response we're seeing to these announcements has been tremendous. These revolutionary developments are meeting our customer's needs by setting new standards for quality, functionality, and interoperability in conferencing and collaboration and enabling people to connect any way they want."
The new Polycom products and solutions being demonstrated at the FOSE show include:
Video Conferencing and Collaboration Systems:
Breakthrough New Video Conferencing and Collaboration Products
-- The industry's first video system and multipoint control unit (MCU) support for H.264*, a new video technology that delivers improved video quality over lower bandwidths.
-- The ViewStation(R) EX, a feature-rich video conferencing system that sets a new industry benchmark for performance, quality, and functionality in a mid-range system.
-- The Executive Collection -- four new integrated systems available in installed-room and free-standing designs that will raise the industry standard for performance, versatility and aesthetics in complete, integrated systems.
-- Other advancements on display include People+Content(TM) and Conference on Demand integration and enhanced iPower(TM) functionality including:
embedded People+Content streaming, conference call recording, and a new Bluetooth wireless tablet. Advancements to ViewStation FX and VS4000(TM) systems include improved collaboration, ease-of-use, flexibility, and manageability. Enhancements to ViaVideo(TM) desktop systems include enhanced functionality, quality, and ease-of-use. Combined, the advancements improve the quality of the user experience and make video communications easier to use and more accessible to a broader base of users.
Conferencing and Collaboration Infrastructure Systems: (MCUs)
-- The industry's first delivery of H.264 video technology, which provides higher quality video over lower bandwidths.
-- The new MGC-25 which redefines the categories of entry-level and distributed enterprise conferencing systems with full-featured audio and video MCU and gateway capabilities that will deliver unmatched performance, quality, functionality, and value.
-- Revolutionary new unified conferencing functionality for its entire MGC product line that will create a single platform that enables people to combine audio, video, and web conferencing in a single meeting over any type of network.
-- The Phase II launch of the very successful Video MCU, Polycom's flagship multipoint, multi-network conferencing bridge, now called Polycom VideoPlus(TM). Polycom VideoPlus delivers unparalleled performance, the highest audio and video quality, and enhanced ease-of- use with a new technology called Click&View.
-- The world's first wideband conference phone, the SoundStation VTX 1000(TM). Based on new Polycom VTX wideband voice technology, the SoundStation VTX 1000 will deliver an unprecedented, high-fidelity voice conferencing experience through normal analog telephone lines.
Conference Scheduling and Management Systems:
-- The Polycom Conference Suite(TM), the industry's most comprehensive multi-vendor scheduling and management system. The new product features breakthrough functionality including scheduling through Microsoft Outlook, network bandwidth reservation, complete management capability for products from all major conferencing equipment and MCU providers, and unprecedented control over both the network and the physical room environment.
Complete information about the February 24th announcements is available at http://www.polycom.com.
* H.264 -- Polycom has delivered H.264 using technology based on ITU-T standard currently in the process of ratification.
Polycom, Inc. is the world's technology leader of high-quality, easy-to- use video, voice, data and web conferencing and collaboration solutions. The Polycom Offic(TM) is our continued commitment to make distance communications as natural and interactive as being there by providing best-in-class conferencing solutions that are interoperable, integrated and intuitive to the user. For additional information, call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom web site at http://www.polycom.com.
NOTE: Polycom, the Polycom logo, and ViewStation are registered trademarks and Polycom Office, People+Content, Polycom VideoPlus,ViaVideo, iPower, SoundStation VTX 1000 and Polycom Conferencing Suite are trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. Microsoft and Outlook are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (C)2003, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.
This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including the potential fluctuations in results and future growth rates, the market acceptance of Polycom's products, possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products, and risks associated with changes in general economic conditions. Further risks are detailed from time to time in Polycom's SEC reports, including the Form 10-K, for 2002, and subsequent Form 10-Q filings.
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