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Polycom Demonstrates RealPresence Social at JiveWorld11
Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
New solution showcases integration of Polycom HD video collaboration with Jive
 
PLEASANTON, Calif. - Oct 05, 2011 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today showcased a technology demonstration of the Polycom® RealPresence™ Social solution at Jive's annual customer event JiveWorld11, which takes place in Las Vegas. The technology demonstration follows a strategic agreement between Polycom and Jive to integrate Polycom HD video collaboration into Jive's social business platform. The planned solution will allow Jive customers to conduct live video chats, including group video calls, as well as record video meetings or messages for archiving, training, and ongoing collaboration.
 
"Our partnership with Polycom unveils the latest innovations in HD video collaboration to Jive customers," said Chris Morace, senior vice president of Business Development at Jive. "We're socializing HD video to make face-to-face meetings possible from the Jive platform anywhere, anytime. This is the new way to get business done, increasing productivity and efficiency for our customers."
 
Together, Polycom and Jive will deliver a HD video collaboration powered by the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform for social business that will be easy to use for workplace collaboration. The HD video offering will be based on open standards to offer interoperability with other business and communications applications. The planned offerings will enable users to make one-on-one and multi-party video calls in real-time, as well as record meetings or video messages and archive them in the context of their group for others to retrieve and view at any time through integration with Polycom RealPresence Platform software in the Polycom® RealPresence™ Media Manager.
 
"Our partnership with Jive is a great example of our social strategy to integrate video collaboration into a wide range of social business platforms. As users rapidly adopt social business and video collaboration, seamlessly integrating the two technologies addresses a clear market need," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice president and general manager of UC solutions and chief development officer, Polycom. "RealPresence Social will transform how businesses engage and collaborate with customers, employees, and partners by enabling richer conversations, more efficient discussions, faster decision-making, and improved creativity and brainstorming."
 
According to a recent forecast from IDC, the social platform market is expected to grow nearly 400 percent in the next few years, from $667 million in 2011 to nearly $2.9 billion in 20151.
 
Polycom at JiveWorld11
The Polycom RealPresence Social solution will be exhibited at JiveWorld11 Expo Hall (pod 1) and Applications Market (pod 7) at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, October 5-6, 2011. In addition, Polycom's Stu Lerner will present in "Jiving with Partners: Private collaboration with businesses" on October 6 at 2:45pm PT. Polycom is a silver sponsor of JiveWorld11.
 
Polycom UC Solutions and Polycom RealPresence Platform
Polycom UC solutions create a highly collaborative environment that significantly improves learning and engagement, as well as overall productivity and efficiency. Offerings include HD voice and video solutions for personal, mobile, group, and immersive telepresence experiences. Polycom helps companies of all sizes, in all industries, become high-performance workplaces where people collaborate on-demand between any location, over any network, with their device of choice.
 
The Polycom RealPresence Platform is the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, and delivers the industry's only universal bridging software that supports up to 75,000 device registrations and 25,000 concurrent sessions. The platform includes universal video collaboration, video resource management, virtualization management, universal access and security, and video content management.
 
With a broad ecosystem of 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.
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