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8×8 Now Offering Polycom Endpoints

8×8 is now offering Polycoms SoundPoint IP desktop and SoundStation IP confererence phones after receiving interoperability certification from the conferencing and collaboration vendor.

The hosted telecommunications provider is now certified as a Polycom VoIP Interoperability Partner (VIP), enabling 8×8 to offer Polycom technology with its communications services. 8×8 customers now have the option of using the SoundPoint IP 335, 550 and 670 desk phones and SoundStation IP 6000 conference phones.

Polycom VIP certification of 8x8s technologies was based on tests performed in 8×8 labs and evaluation of test results by Polycom engineers to confirm the successful integration and end-user deployment of Polycom VoIP phones with 8×8 hosted IP communications solutions, according to the company.

Users of 8x8s Virtual Office hosted IP PBX solution will be able to access features including auto attendant, voice mail, Caller ID, call forwarding, conference bridge and Polycom HD Voice. An additional capability called Voice Quality Monitoring enables 8×8 to monitor in real-time the quality of a customers call.

The interoperability of 8x8s feature-rich services with Polycoms high-quality product line provides our business customers with even greater assurance that their transition to VoIP will be smooth and rewarding,” said Bryan Martin, 8×8 chairman and CEO. We are very excited about our partnership with Polycom and believe the synergies that exist between our organizations will serve us and our customers well as we continue to offer the most innovative and advanced VoIP solutions on the market.”

As a certified Polycom VoIP Interoperability Partner, 8×8 is granted the right to use the Polycom VIP Partner” and Polycom VoIP Compatible” badges on materials related to its platform, inclusion in the list of VIP Partners, access to Polycom marketing and technical resources and marketing support through joint sales enablement and demand-generation activities.


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