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Polycom Debuts New Collaboration Software With Cloud Burst

PRESS RELEASE — NASHVILLE, Tenn. and SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 13, 2016 – The remote and mobile workforce, coupled with its expectations for seamless connectivity and collaboration, is placing greater demand on organizational networks to operate efficiently on-premises, in hybrid deployments, and in the cloud. Continuing its success in delivering collaboration solutions that propel customers into the workplace of the future, Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) today is introducing an industry-first software solution that provides customers of all sizes with simple, powerful and cloud- ready collaboration technology.

Polycom® RealPresence ClaritiTM is simple, powerful, and cloud-ready collaboration infrastructure software with support for the broadest selection of collaboration ecosystems and a streamlined licensing model that now includes subscription and perpetual, models. Customers will have multiple options for deploying the RealPresence Clariti solution, including on-premises, through hybrid or hosted Internet as a Service (IaaS) offerings from partners, or directly in their own cloud networks. Fast and efficient deployment through a simple per-user pricing model helps make the RealPresence Clariti solution suitable for a wider range of customers, large and small, and opens the door to faster, more flexible deployments. The RealPresence Clariti solution includes Polycom® RealConnectTM capability, allowing both Skype for Business users and those who use other platforms to seamlessly connect without altering each native experience. {ad}

Polycom RealPresence Clariti“As visual collaboration enters the hyperconnected phase, employees have high expectations of being able to connect from anywhere, and from any device, at any time,” said Ashan Willy, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering, Polycom. “The RealPresence Clariti solution is a simple, easy-to-use collaboration software that provides cloud economics, cloud deployment options, and cloud hybrid capabilities to Polycom’s powerful infrastructure suite.”

RealPresence Clariti is the first collaboration infrastructure software solution to offer hybrid cloud bursting, an IaaS offering, as an optional cloud service to ensure a seamless connection during spikes in video collaboration usage – whether planned or unplanned. Should existing network resources become insufficient to meet collaboration needs, meeting participants are seamlessly and automatically transitioned into secure Polycom cloud resources with no interruption in the collaboration experience.

Polycom also is announcing the expanded support for developers to extend capabilities with the new Polycom Sandbox. This virtual lab will provide access to Polycom’s rich set of APIs and SDKs so that partners, ISVs, and customers can build applications and integrate visual collaboration directly into their workflows. Polycom will offer a full set of …

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… support tools, including a community-based resource designed to facilitate the open exchange of information in the pursuit of innovative application development and workflow integration. For more on RealPresence Clariti, read the Polycom blog.

Polycom® RealAccessTM service, which delivers powerful insights that shape more successful business outcomes, provide detail on ROI, will give IT administrators valuable analytical information about how employees are using the RealPresence Clariti solution. Polycom is expanding the RealAccess service delivery platform across the entire RealPresence Cloud platform to provide organizations with diagnostic insights and data to help organizations more effectively manage their entire collaboration solution.

Availability

The Polycom RealPresence Clariti collaboration infrastructure software will be available in the first quarter 2016. Cloud Burst Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will be available in North America in second quarter 2016, with worldwide availability to follow. Polycom Sandbox will be available in the first half of 2016 on the Polycom developer page. For more information on today’s announcements, visit www.polycom.com.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 415,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.

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 future availability and functionality of the new product releases. These forward-looking statements reflect our current intentions and are identified by terminology such as “may”, “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 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.

© 2016 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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