Polycom, Inc. [Nasdaq: PLCM], the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communications solutions, has announced that FVC is its first service partner in Europe and the Middle East to be authorised for its immersive telepresence portfolio. FVC has been successfully certified to install and maintain customers’ immersive telepresence implementations across the Middle East region.

"With the growing adoption of telepresence in businesses across the region, this is an important step for us," said K. S. Parag, managing director at FVC. "Becoming the first certified service partner in Europe and the Middle East allows us to continue to provide the highest level of support for our partners and customers across the Middle East and North Africa region."
The Polycom Service Partner Programme is a service authorisation programme which sets quality standards for partners who provide services and support to customers as they integrate voice, video and data into core networks.
"We look forward to working closely with FVC -as our first authorised immersive telepresence service partner in Europe and the Middle East- to install and support the Polycom RPX™ HDand TPX™ HD suites throughout the Middle East and North Africa," said Mike Williams, services director for Polycom EMEA. "The investment by FVC in the training and technology will provide their customers with the peace of mind that they can access technical support and assistance locally whenever they need to."
The Polycom RealPresence™ Experience High Definition (RPX™ HD) series are complete room-within-a-room, fully immersive telepresence environments optimised to deliver the most effective "same room" telepresence experience available today. The unique solutions feature seamless, cinematic video walls that capture the entire room allowing dynamic interaction, EyeConnect™ technology that allows people to effortlessly maintain eye contact when talking to one another, personal content monitors and immersive HD stereo audio that enables natural conversations. The Polycom RPX line supports from four to 28 people on camera in each location, allowing for applications beyond meetings, such as interactive classrooms, training centres and telemedicine studios.
The Polycom Telepresence Experience™ High Definition (TPX™ HD) series are designed to give small groups the ability to collaborate with extraordinary realism as if they were sitting across the table from people in other locations. Large, flat-panel displays show people in life-like proportions and clarity, immersive HD stereo audio enables natural conversations, and personal content monitors allow participants to easily view and share content during a meeting.

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