NATO Selects Polycom Voice and Video Collaboration Solutions for its Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) Project

  • Polycom will provide UCC platforms and integration with Microsoft for NATO’s “New Ways of Working” program
  • Deployment will take place in new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dec 15, 2015: 

A changing world dynamic has caused an increasing need for NATO to have best-in-class business communication solutions for its new Brussels, Belgium headquarters that are both easy to use and always connected. Building on a relationship that has lasted more than six years, Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced today it has been selected by NATO to be the primary unified communications provider of the organizations Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) project within its extensive high-tech new headquarters located in Brussels, Belgium.

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Polycom has been selected by NATO to be the primary unified communications provider of the organization’s Active Network Infrastructure project within NATO’s extensive high-tech new headquarters located in Brussels, Belgium.

As part of NATO’s “new ways of working” business capability designed to modernize virtual collaboration across multiple networks, the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform will represent the first hybrid Video Collaboration (VTC), Voice and Data deployment by NATO.  This implementation will extend NATO’s reach to employees, military commands and deployed units, taking this far beyond the traditional workplace.  Additionally, it will provide flexibility and capability to secure collaborative communications no matter what the condition or location is. Polycom will play an important role in the ANWI project, building a viable UC&C service that can be widely used across the NATO organization to support decision making, collaboration and coordination.

“We see Polycom as a great relationship,” said Steven Janis, Project Manager of the new NATO Headquarters. “There is a great importance to us in the way Polycom integrates smoothly with other communications platforms, such as Microsoft, and the ins-and-outs of the nucleus of our UC&C platforms which help take our communications into the next century.”

In addition to the RealPresence Platform solution being deployed throughout NATO’s networks, Polycom will also equip the facility with 2,500 of its industry-leading Polycom® VVX® business media voice end points for use with Skype For Business.  This new infrastructure and operations is all about return on investment, saving resources, expanding applications and maintaining advantages for NATO. While the initial deployment at NATO’s new headquarters will be focused on generalized services, the Polycom RealPresence Platform offers the scalability to increase to a more comprehensive UCC infrastructure that will help power the organization’s “new ways of working” approach.

“Polycom is honored to have been selected to partner with NATO to outfit its new headquarters in Brussels with industry-leading unified communications and collaboration technology,” said Sean Berg, Vice President, Public Sector at Polycom. “Communications are integral to any organization. However it plays an absolutely essential role in not only NATO’s initiatives, but the security and well-being of millions of citizens around the world. Polycom is proud to play a critical role in providing a superior user experience while ensuring NATO’s communication is never compromised.”

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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 the implementation and deployment of Polycom solutions with NATO.  These forward-looking statements reflect our current intentions and are identified by terminology such as “designed”, “will”, “planned” and other similar statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including our ability to successfully implement the solutions; future agreements; changes to our strategic areas of focus; and possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products due to engineering, manufacturing or other delays. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2015, 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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