Polycom has announced enhancements to its portfolio of voice and video solutions for Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
The Polycom HDX series telepresence systems and Polycom UC Intelligent Core Infrastructure are claimed to be the industry’s first telepresence solutions designed to be fully interoperable with Microsoft Lync.
“In order to derive greater value from UC deployments, customers are demanding proven interoperability, a rich feature set, and simplified management and administration capabilities,” said Rich Costello, senior research analyst, IDC. “The close alliance between Polycom and Microsoft helps deliver that to the desktop collaborative experience.”
“The arrival of Microsoft Lync elevates productivity and transforms business communications,” said Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of the Office Lync and Speech Group. “Polycom’s support of Lync, with their new portfolio of Lync-optimised voice and video solutions, helps enable business users to stay connected from virtually anywhere, anytime.”
“Polycom is teaming with Microsoft to transform business communications by offering our customers the most comprehensive, intuitive, interoperable, end-to-end UC experience,” said Andy Miller, Polycom president and CEO. “Through our shared commitment with Microsoft to deliver flexible standard-based solutions, we offer an enterprise-grade, personalised communications experience to customers—one that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible—and with demonstrated ROI for customers.”