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Polycom Mobile Responder first high-quality video system for field use by government, educators, healthcare professionals

  • 27 March, 2006 11:37

<p>Polycom’s Mobile Responder is built tough for challenging field environments</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia - March 27, 2006 - Polycom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world’s leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced the availability of its Mobile ResponderTM video conferencing system for first responders, emergency management, government security services, police, firefighters, human services departments, educators, and healthcare professionals. The Polycom Mobile Responder is a rugged, compact, easy-to-use, transportable video conferencing solution with a built-in display, camera, microphone, and speaker that greatly improves field communications.</p>
<p>Designed to remove the physical barriers to video conferencing and enhance the overall communication experience, the Polycom Mobile Responder transportable video conferencing system meets - and exceeds - the most demanding requirements. The Polycom Mobile Responder is a high-quality, durable, wheeled unit that meets FAA guidelines for carry-on baggage on commercial airlines, and is easy to move and set up - just pack it up and take it where you need to go.</p>
<p>“Natural disasters and emergency situations require immediate response and improved communications,” said Mark von Sponeck, executive director of Global Nomads Group, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to bring the world’s youth together over video conferencing, no matter how remote the location.</p>
<p>“As a beta tester of the Mobile Responder, we have had the opportunity to use it in remote locations in the field. Through the use of Polycom’s mobile video conferencing unit, even emergency personnel who need to communicate quickly from a field location now have the ability to do so easily and effectively,” added von Sponeck.</p>
<p>Based on Polycom's top-of-the-line VSX™ 8000 system, the Polycom Mobile Responder comes complete with an extra large built-in display, camera, microphone, IP network interface and AES encryption. When plugged into a projector, it can handle a large room or group conferences. With a fast setup time and a form factor that is built to withstand the rigors of travel, the Polycom Mobile Responder is the perfect portable system for rapid deployment applications in any environment.</p>
<p>“The Mobile Responder provides exceptional communication and enables speedy resolution to communications issues that occur during emergencies in the field,” said Craig Lynar, vice president of corporate solutions marketing for Polycom. “Our customers and channels can now accomplish more on the road or in the field than ever before, including using the unit for distance learning environments in education and in all existing medical applications, such as continuing education and grand rounds.”</p>
<p>And since the Polycom Mobile Responder incorporates VSX 8000 technology, it supports advanced, signature Polycom VSX™ features such as:
§ Smooth video - Pro-Motion™ delivers the highest image clarity and natural motion handling - like watching television
§ Easily share laptop content - People+Content™ IP allows voice and video participants to see content during a video call with just an IP connection
§ Standards-based technology - SIP support enables advanced call processing features including multimedia collaboration via SIP infrastructures
§ Quality of service - iPriority™ provides the industry's most comprehensive set of Quality of Service (QoS) features for IP network reliability.
§ Easy to use interface - VSX user interface simplifies operation and can be customized</p>
<p>Availability
The Polycom Mobile Responder is now available worldwide through Polycom Certified Partners authorised to sell Polycom video products, priced at $27,800. Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed, and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.</p>
<p>About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximise the efficiency and productivity of people and organisations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence-based networks. With its market driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organisations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. The NASDAQ-listed company is based in Pleasanton, California, USA, and has Asia-Pacific offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For additional information, visit the Polycom site at www.polycomasia.com <http:></http:></p>
<p>Polycom, the Polycom logo and VSX are registered trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2005, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.</p>
<p>Contact:
Michelle Zahra
Porter Novelli for Polycom
02 8424 8500
mzahra@porternovelli.com.au</p>

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