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January 21, 2008

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Polycom Expands HD Portfolio

Polycom Inc. has expanded its high-definition (HD) Polycom HDX video collaboration products with the Polycom HDX 7000 series for small and medium conference rooms.

The Polycom HDX 7000 series delivers HD video beyond traditional conference room settings via Polycom’s UltimateHD, combining HD video, HD voice and HD multimedia content-sharing capabilities. Polycom will showcase the HDX 7000 at the Polycom Global Partner Conference taking place this week in San Diego.

The company also expanded its integrated HD video recording, streaming and content management solutions. Polycom unveiled an entry-level version of the Polycom Video Media Center (VMC) 1000 video content management application and enhancements to the Polycom RSS 2000 video communications recording and streaming server.

The integrated solution enables organizations to produce, manage and stream video conferences and content to internal or external audiences through their video conference and network infrastructures, said the company. This solution will also be showcased at the Polycom Global Partner Conference.

The product allows organizations to use all Polycom video endpoints (and third-party H.323 video endpoints) to create video content, which can be streamed live or made available on demand through the VMC 1000’s Web portal. Used in conjunction with the Polycom RSS 2000 recording and streaming server, customers can record point-to-point and multipoint video conferences (including content shared within a call) and store them centrally. By using the VMC 1000 with Polycom’s video conferencing systems, a video conference can be streamed to targeted groups or broader audiences.

The Polycom VMC 1000 supports 250 concurrent streams. Content streaming and on-demand playback supports from 250-1,000 concurrent unicast users (depending on system configuration) and unlimited users via multicast.

The product is available through Polycom certified channel partners with availability planned for February. The North America price starts at $59,500. The RSS 2000 is currently shipping, priced at $15,000. RSS 2000 Version 3.0 is scheduled for availability in March and will be available at no cost to existing RSS 2000 customers on a current maintenance agreement.

The Polycom HDX 7000 series is available through certified Polycom channel partners with availability planned for March. North America list price starts at $7,999 for the HDX 7001 (SD version) and $9,499 for the HDX 7002 (HD version).

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