Polycom Launches Programme for Ecosystem Partners

Unified collaborative communications solutions provider Polycom has announced Polycom Arena, an ecosystem programme enabling software applications providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with what Polycom describe as the industry’s leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications for customers in a variety of industries.

Inaugural Polycom Arena partners Audisoft, GlobalMedia Group, IP Access International, One Touch Systems, Revolabs, Simtrol, VBrick Systems and VR Meetings today unveiled standards-based, integrated solutions for key collaboration growth markets including education, healthcare, manufacturing, telejustice and public safety. For example, the new integrated solutions enable surgeons and pathologists to see tissue samples being diagnosed in real time over video while the patient is in the operating room, or first responders or plant workers to interact with experts remotely using wearable wireless video communications solutions.

“The Polycom Arena programme is a catalyst for innovation and is yielding compelling new collaboration and communications applications that raise productivity and efficiency in the workplace,” said Mark Roberts, vice president, Polycom Arena program. “Customers benefit from the industry expertise of our Polycom Arena ecosystem partners who are building standards-based solutions that fully interoperate with the Polycom unified collaboration platform and installed base of video systems.”