Essar

Polycom RealPresence Video Solutions Selected By Essar Group to Enhance Collaboration and Speed Decision Making for 75,000 Employees Across Seven Global Offices, from Mumbai to New York to London

With presence across various sectors including steel, energy, power, communications, shipping ports, logistics and construction, Indian-based Essar Group's operations span more than 25 countries, across five continents, reaching 75,000 employees worldwide. Now, executives and employees across seven of the company's major offices around the globe can connect and collaborate with each other "face-to-face" via secure, high-definition Polycom video. Essar is looking at increased productivity, including faster decision making and reduced travel and downtime costs, and ensured business continuity, to result in a rapid return-on-investment (ROI).

MUMBAI, India - May 21, 2012 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced that Essar Group recently selected Polycom RealPresence video solutions, including Polycom RealPresence Immersive systems and the Polycom RealPresence Platform, as the hub of the company's enterprise video collaboration network. Now, executives and employees across seven of the company's major offices around the globe can connect and collaborate with each other "face-to-face" via secure, high-definition Polycom video. Essar is looking at increased productivity, including faster decision making and reduced travel and downtime costs, and ensured business continuity, to result in a rapid return-on-investment (ROI).

With so many dispersed teams, Essar values communication highly and looked to Polycom to transform how teams collaborate, creating a new collaboration culture in which high-definition video is considered an essential tool across the company. Essar is deploying Polycom in its head office in Mahalaximi; three offices in Mumbai; Hariza Gujarat; Vadinar Gujarat; London, UK; and New York City, USA; with plans to expand the solution across all of its offices.

The company selected the Polycom RealPresence Immersive (RPX™ 400) Series, a fully immersive video experience with an all-inclusive meeting space that brings HD video, audio, and content-sharing to a cinematic video wall. The meeting experience is so lifelike that users can completely forget about the technology and focus solely on the people for a natural and dynamic meeting experience.

Essar's implementation will also include the Polycom RealPresence Platform, selected due to its robust provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, and security. Because of Polycom's focus on interoperability, the RealPresence Platform transforms islands of employees and fragmented communications systems into a seamless video enterprise, which makes enterprise-grade video easily and securely accessible to all authorized personnel whether they're mobile, remote, or on-site.

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