Polycom and Motorola Team to Extend Mobile Telepresence to MOTOROLA XOOM

 Company : News : Press Releases : 2011 

Mar 22, 2011, LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., and PLEASANTON, Calif.

  • Polycom enterprise-class personal telepresence on MOTOROLA XOOM tablets to create broader collaboration choices for businesses.
  • Polycom® telepresence application to enhance enterprise collaboration and productivity by enabling users to connect via video and share content virtually anywhere either one-on-one or in groups.
  • Application to allow Motorola device users to connect with existing ecosystem of nearly two million standards-based telepresence and video conferencing systems in use today.
  • Polycom UC Intelligent Core™ will allow businesses like Motorola to easily extend enterprise visual communications to mobile users without additional network configuration.

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), a global leader in unified communications (UC), today announced collaborative development around delivering Polycom enterprise-class, high-definition (HD) personal telepresence on MOTOROLA XOOM tablets to create broader collaboration choices for businesses.

The standards-based Polycom telepresence video application on MOTOROLA XOOM tablets will deliver improved enterprise collaboration and productivity by enabling users to easily connect and share content virtually anywhere via one-to-one or group video experiences.

"Motorola Mobility is making great strides in enabling enterprise users, and we are excited to equip mobile workers with effective collaboration tools that improve decision making and accelerate customer response," said Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president, software and services product management, Motorola Mobility. "Leveraging Polycom's innovation and leadership in telepresence, Motorola will help businesses easily extend their video initiatives to MOTOROLA XOOM, thereby expanding mobile collaboration for workers. For consumers, the MOTOROLA XOOM video experience will set a new standard for quality and performance."

MOTOROLA XOOM, the ground-breaking tablet from Motorola Mobility, offers a best-in-class dual core processor and 10.1" widescreen HD display, creating an optimized platform for enterprise collaboration. The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video conferencing, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures HD video. Innovative desktop accessories for MOTOROLA XOOM include a Standard Dock and Speaker HD Dock that expand device capabilities.

"Polycom is excited to team with Motorola and leverage their innovative device to help enterprise customers expand workforce mobility and drive standards-based telepresence further into the business and mobile markets," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Polycom executive vice president and general manager products and services, and chief development officer. "For Polycom, this collaboration demonstrates continued momentum into the mobile market and furthers our strategy to deliver UCEverywhereSM and drive a network effect and increased value for customers."

The Polycom UC Intelligent Core infrastructure platform allows enterprise customers like Motorola to easily extend enterprise visual communications to mobile users without additional network configuration. The broad support for industry standards within the platform will enable Motorola XOOM and smart phone users to seamlessly and securely connect with existing telepresence and video conferencing investments and the estimated ecosystem of two million standards-based video room systems in use today.

"Polycom telepresence provides tremendous value to our business in terms of improved collaboration and productivity between our locations," said Walter F. Oswald, corporate vice president and CIO, Motorola Mobility. "The ability to extend telepresence to mobile workers via Motorola tablets will further enhance collaboration with employees in the field and drive greater value and return on investment for our video investments overall."

MOTOROLA XOOM is currently available at Verizon Wireless as a 3G/Wi-Fi enabled device with a free upgrade to 4G LTE for consumers in the second quarter of this year. Motorola XOOM™ Wi-Fi will be available with more than seven leading retailers across the United States by the end of March. For more information about MOTOROLA XOOM, please visit www.motorola.com/xoom.

Availability:
Polycom telepresence for Motorola devices is planned for availability in the second half of 2011.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. is a global leader in unified communications solutions with industry-leading telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions built on open standards. Polycom powers smarter conversations, transforming lives and businesses worldwide. Please visit www.polycom.com for more information or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and future demand for our products, including statements regarding Polycom's video application driving a network effect for users and businesses. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the impact of competition on our product sales and for our customers and partners, the impact of increased competition due to consolidation in our industry or competition from companies that are larger or that have greater resources than we do, potential fluctuations in results and future growth rates, risks associated with general economic conditions and external market factors, the market acceptance of Polycom's products and changing market demands, including demands for differing technologies or product and services offerings, and possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products and service offerings. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking statements.

1 – Source: IDC Worldwide and U.S. Media Tablet 2010 2014 Forecast, May, 2010
2 – Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, September 7, 2010

NOTE: The product plans, specifications and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

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Contacts
 
 

Becki Leonard
Motorola Mobility Public Relations
Tel: +1-847-738-1923 Becki.leonard@motorola.com

Kevin Young
Polycom, Inc.
Tel: +1-925-924-5706 kevin.young@polycom.com