ew mobile video conferencing and voice technology demonstrated at Gitex highlights green benefits and increased communication.

MIDDLE EAST – 14 October 2008 – Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the
global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a
visionary in communications, is launching some of its latest technology
in the Middle East at Gitex 2008. New technologies will highlight the
green benefits of Polycom’s solutions. Polycom is participating at
Gitex this year at FVC’s stand (Z-L1) as well as on Nortel’s stand
(Z-C1). FVC is Polycom’s regional distributor while Nortel is a
strategic global partner.

Steve Leyland, Vice President, Polycom EMEA, said, “The new ‘player’ on
the (video conferencing) block is telepresence and it’s proving to be a
game changer for those organisations embracing it, driving business and
cutting costs thanks to its life-like functionality. The Middle East is
a growth area for us and Gitex is a great opportunity for us to meet
our existing and potential partners that visit us from across the
region.”

As the player with the industry’s broadest collaboration portfolio,
Polycom telepresence solutions support virtually any environment with
fully interoperable, standards-based solutions from personal
telepresence for the desktop; room telepresence for conference rooms;
specialised solutions for vertical applications; custom
integrated-rooms; and immersive telepresence solutions that make people
feel like they are in the same room as people in other locations.
Polycom VC2 has become a pervasive component of unified communication
in the enterprise – enabling people to call anyone, anywhere, anytime
from any device.

Polycom will be debuting several new technologies in voice and video in
the Middle East and showing some at Gitex 2008, including:

Video:

  • Polycom Telepresence Experience™ (TPX™) series of comprehensive
    solutions to make people feel they are sitting across the table from
    co-workers, partners and customers in other locations, thanks to HD
    video in life-like proportions, crystal-clear HD directional audio and
    leading HD content-sharing capabilities;
  • Polycom’s Converged Management Application (CMA), designed to
    dramatically simplify the deployment and management of enterprise video
    networks and the use of desktop, group and telepresence solutions for
    users;

Voice:

  • Polycom’s SoundPoint IP 670, an application-enabled desktop SIP phone
    with a high-performance colour display with Polycom’s revolutionary HD
    Voice technology, and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) connectivity
  • Polycom’s SIP-based DECT solutions that address the needs of
    businesses large and small – from the SOHO market to medium-sized
    businesses and large enterprises

To see this technology in action and understand how it will impact
businesses across the region, Polycom will be offering journalists a
special opportunity at Gitex 2008 for live demonstrations with virtual
interviews.

Note to editors:

Companies choose Polycom for solutions that allow even geographically
dispersed workforces to communicate more effectively and productively
over distances. Using Polycom voice, video, and telepresence products
and services, people connect and collaborate with one another from
their desktops, meeting rooms, class rooms, and mobile settings.
Working with Polycom standards-based “green” technology, our customers
cut the time and costs associated with gathering the right people in
one place to solve problems. Instead, their teams more easily and
quickly collaborate “face-to-face” wherever they are, better spending
organisational resources, time, and energy addressing companies’
business challenges.

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