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NEW ZEALAND – March 13, 2012 – Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), and HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, have announced an agreement to collaborate and enable Polycom® RealPresence™ Mobile on select HTC smartphones and tablets in mid-2012.
"Video collaboration is a critical application within mobile platforms, and offering Polycom’s RealPresence Mobile on HTC smartphones and tablets will provide tremendous value and opportunities for our customers," said David Jaeger, executive director of Global Enterprise and Services for HTC. “Polycom’s mobile video application supports our commitment to provide authentic audio and amazing imaging on our devices and together, we can now extend this experience to our enterprise customers.”
As part of the agreement, these select HTC devices will be certified Polycom-ready and optimised for RealPresence Mobile, which is expected to be available for download on HTC devices via the Android Market™ in mid-2012. RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform, is a secure, enterprise-grade video software solution for mobile devices that extends the reach of video collaboration beyond the conference room, allowing users on the go with a mobile device to easily connect with other standards-based video systems including immersive video rooms, group/desktop systems, laptops, tablets, and smartphones in HD quality.
“Increasingly, our customers are seeing the consumerisation of IT – employees are bringing their favorite devices to work and they want them supported on the corporate network,” said Sue Hayden, executive vice president Strategic Alliances, Polycom. “Our new relationship with HTC helps customers embrace this trend, ensuring mobile workers and road warriors can enjoy high-quality mobile video collaboration solutions from anywhere without sacrificing quality, security, or reliability.”