Polycom Announces New Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile 1.3


Polycom Announces New Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile 1.3 Runs on HTC and More Apple Devices, and Lets Users Control the Camera on Other End of a Video Meeting

When combined with Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, customers can scale to support 10,000 devices

Jul 16, 2012, SAN JOSE, Calif.

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile 1.3, an update to its popular and award-winning mobile video software, is expanding availability to the HTC One™ S, HTC One™ X, and HTC Jetstream™ tablet, along with the new Apple iPad®. RealPresence Mobile 1.3 also includes an innovative camera control feature to remotely control the camera on the other end of a video meeting allowing users to zoom in, pan, or tilt the camera to get a better look at the subject or the environment. This feature is especially important in many vertical market applications such as healthcare, for more in-depth patient consultations; educational settings, for panning the classroom or zooming in on a speaker or presentation; and manufacturing plants, to closely examine the products on the factory floor. In addition, Polycom announced enhancements to the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, the infrastructure that powers RealPresence Mobile (see related enterprise and service provider press releases), to boost scalability 100 percent to support up to 10,000 devices simultaneously and make it easier for IT administrators to manage video collaboration networks.

Polycom RealPresence Mobile lets customers extend the use of video collaboration beyond the conference room to easily connect with other standards-based video environments virtually anywhere in the world, including immersive video theaters, conference rooms, desktop systems, laptops, and other mobile devices.

"With the explosive growth of mobile workforces and the increasing trend toward employees bringing their own devices into the workplace, Polycom and our partners are continually expanding the reach of secure video collaboration to support all devices, operating systems, protocols, and networks,” said Sudhakar Ramakrisha, President of Products and Services, Polycom. “No other company is delivering innovative video collaboration experiences on mobile devices like Polycom.”

Visual Mobile Society Fueling the Demand for Scalable, Secure Video Collaboration in the Enterprise
Smartphone and tablet proliferation continues to grow rapidly. In just the last 12 months, smartphone penetration has gone up 34 percent and tablet adoption up 400 percent.1 Today, hundreds of millions of smartphones and tablets are sold annually, 92 percent of Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPads,2 and there are more than 1 billion mobile workers worldwide.3 With the proliferation of these devices and increasing demand to cost-effectively communicate face-to-face from anywhere, Polycom is uniquely addressing the challenge with a highly secure mobile video solution that runs across multiple tablets and smartphones.

A neurologist uses the remote camera control feature
on an iPad to manipulate the camera pan, tilt, and zoom
functions in the patient’s room.

Video Enabling Faster Decision Making and Application Flexibility across Vertical Industries
Enterprises as well as vertical market segments such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, and finance, are using Polycom RealPresence Mobile to connect through video for faster decision making at home, in remote locations, and on the go. For IT administrators and users, the enterprise-grade quality, security, scalability, and features of Polycom RealPresence Mobile can make all the difference – from a professor teaching students around the world, to medical practitioners who trust Polycom for the highest quality video for remote patient care, to enterprises mobilizing their sales force.

Orlando Health, a provider of healthcare services in central Florida, is putting RealPresence Mobile in the hands of its neurology clinicians to not only help connect doctors with patients, but also improve the quality of life for the practitioners. Watch the related video and read today’s related press announcement on Orlando Health regarding their use of RealPresence Mobile and the new remote (far-end) camera control feature.

“When a stroke situation arises, we have to make contact with doctors very quickly to discuss the type of treatment that a patient needs, so we have neurologists on call around the clock,” said Carlos Carrasco, Corp. Director of Business Development and Innovation, Orlando Health. “Polycom RealPresence Mobile enables our doctors to conduct video consultations from anywhere that they are able to access the Internet. The far-end camera control has proven to be very easy to use, and a great feature that lets the doctors who are in a remote location control the view of the patient, whether wide angle or close up, without needing someone in the patient’s room to adjust the pan, tilt, and zoom in the hospital room. Polycom RealPresence Mobile is cherished by our organization because it makes life for a physician easier by giving them the freedom to not have to be in the hospital 24 hours a day, yet still be able to deliver excellent care.”

The intuitive user interface of RealPresence Mobile also allows users to simultaneously view content, such as presentations, in high-quality during video sessions. Upgrades to the Polycom RealPresence Platform provide improved security for mobile devices without the complexity of firewall traversal or networking configurations.

Interoperability, Scalability, and Security, Enabled by the Polycom RealPresence Platform
RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, was developed with Polycom's open standards-based approach to ensure it can seamlessly interoperate with the broadest range of related applications, protocols, call control systems, and end points. Similar to connecting a smartphone to the corporate email server, RealPresence Mobile can be registered to the RealPresence Platform, allowing customers to enjoy advanced features including provisioning, management, firewall traversal, content sharing, and connectivity to desktop and immersive video room systems, including multi-party calls.

Availability
The RealPresence Mobile 1.3 software application will be available as a free download by July 27 from the Apple AppStore™ for the new iPad, iPad® 2, and iPhone® 4S; and from Google Play for the HTC One S, HTC One X, and HTC Jetstream; the Motorola XOOM™ and the DROID XYBOARD by Motorola; and the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 and 10.1. All components of the Polycom RealPresence Platform are available through Polycom's certified channel partners. For more information on RealPresence Mobile or the RealPresence Platform, visit polycom.com or call 1-800 POLYCOM.

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers, specialists, and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best total cost of ownership, interoperability, scalability, and security for video collaboration, whether on-premises, hosted, or cloud delivered. Visit www.polycom.com 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, including statements regarding Polycom uniquely addressing the challenges of the mobile market. 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 our products and changing market demands, including demands for differing technologies or product and services offerings; our ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions into our business; possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products; increasing costs and differing uses of capital; changes in key personnel that may cause disruption to the business; any disruptive impact to us that may result from new executive hires; continuing disruption to the business due to the realignment of the North America sales organization; our inability to achieve the expected results from adjustments being made to our expense profile; the impact of restructuring actions; and the impact of global conflicts that may adversely impact our business. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking statements.

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. Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.

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