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Polycom Phones, Alcatel-Lucent’s Rapport Now Interoperable

PRESS RELEASE – SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 4, 2015 – Building on its commitment to helping customers choose their own path to pervasive collaboration, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) today announced Polycom® VVX® business media phones are now available on and interoperable with Alcatel-Lucent Rapport for Enterprise, a software-based, open communications platform designed to give large enterprises and service providers a flexible way to customize their communications and collaboration services.

With Polycom VVX business media phones and Alcatel-Lucent Rapport for Enterprise, organizations can experience the exceptional voice quality of the industry’s largest open SIP handset provider. Polycom VVX business media phones deliver an easy-to-use, consistent user experience with industry leading audio quality from the front desk to the executive office, and everywhere in between. Rapport provides a single open communications framework deployed in a private cloud. The integration with Rapport further demonstrates Polycom’s long-standing commitment to integration, not just standard interoperability. This ensures ease of use and operation into end user and administrator’s workflows. 

“How people work is changing, causing a fundamental shift in how they communicate and collaborate—and organizations must keep up,” said Gary Testa, Polycom Vice President of Global Cloud and Service Provider Solutions. “Polycom and Alcatel-Lucent are working together to build solutions that can change with the needs of the enterprise, while delivering reliable communications solutions that the ‘always connected’ employee expects.”

Polycom VVX business media phones offer reliable, high-quality desktop voice and video solutions designed to meet the needs of all sized organizations, and Polycom UC Software integrates seamlessly into more than 60 call control platforms, making it easy to use, manage and update. Its open standards software architecture and interoperability eliminate communication silos, allowing customers to choose solutions that best fit their workplace needs today and flexibility to adapt in the future. 

“The combination of Alcatel-Lucent Rapport for Enterprise and Polycom’s broad portfolio of open SIP devices creates a powerful alternative for large enterprises who are struggling to make their business communications more agile,” said Fran Heeran, Senior Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Communications and Collaboration Business Unit. “It allows them to retire their legacy PBX infrastructure and embrace a truly flexible approach across desktop, mobile, Web- and app-based communications. And it provides the users with highly reliable, high performance communication tools to increase productivity.”

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.

 


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