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SINGAPORE - Jul 09, 2012 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications, has been named as Enterprise Video Vendor of the Year at the 9th annual 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards, held in Singapore in June. The event recognizes the best in the Asia Pacific ICT industry and marks the third consecutive year Polycom has received the prestigious award.
Polycom was among 30 award recipients chosen in four categories: Enterprise Vendor, Telecom Vendor, Service Provider, and Best of the Best. Recipients were chosen by a panel of independent judges comprising influential personalities and leaders in the Asia Pacific ICT industry based on selection criteria including revenue growth and market share, in addition to demonstrated leadership in new product introduction and innovation, breadth of products and solutions, and major customer acquisitions.
"Polycom had a record year of growth in 2011, marking consistent and sustained periods of growth for the company in the Asia Pacific region for the past couple of years, cementing its position as a market leader in video collaboration in the region. The company offers compelling video collaboration solutions to customers in various industry sectors including government, public sector, banking and finance as well as emerging sectors such as education," said Pranabesh Nath, Research Manager, Enterprise Communications, Frost & Sullivan.
Mr. Nath continued, "There has been a significant increase in interest in the region on tighter integration of enterprise video solutions with the larger enterprise communications infrastructure, as well as the need for better interoperability. Polycom's solutions have delivered on both counts and this has made it possible for them to consistently outgrow its competitors in a growing market."
"We are proud to be the recipient of this award for the third consecutive year. It has been an exciting time for the industry, as video collaboration is truly becoming mission critical and changing the way people work, create, learn, govern and even help save lives," said Hansjoerg Wagner, President, Asia Pacific, China, Caribbean and Latin America, Polycom. "Polycom's vision is to make video collaboration ubiquitous, and we're delivering on that vision by creating software-based innovations for mobile, social, and cloud platforms, and working with nearly 7,000 partners to drive interoperability and extend the reach of video."
Mr. Wagner added: "This award reinforces Polycom's commitment to delivering the most innovative and best-in-class video collaboration solutions to customers across Asia Pacific."
Polycom® RealPresence® video solutions are available for tablets, smartphones and laptops, as well as executive desktops, room-based environments and immersive theatres. Polycom video collaboration solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal HD video collaboration. The unique open-standards approach of the RealPresence Platform ensures interoperability with hundreds of UC, business, and social networking applications, bridging silos, and truly unifying communications across the enterprise.
This latest accolade adds to the Frost & Sullivan awards Polycom has already won this year in India for Video Conferencing Equipment Vendor of the Year; in Japan for the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Japan Market Share Leadership Award for Enterprise Video and in Korea for 2012 Frost & Sullivan South Korea Market Share Leadership Award for Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure.
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