Agile Computing Authors: Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, William Schmarzo, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

Polycom and Easynet Global Services Connect Executives Worldwide Through True Immersive Telepresence at Gartner Symposium

Gartner ITXPO in Cannes will see the first ever public, fully immersive telepresence capability demonstrated in Europe

LONDON, UK - Oct. 27, 2009 - Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, and Easynet Global Services have teamed up to demonstrate a fully functional and immersive telepresence suite at the forthcoming Gartner Symposium. The Gartner Symposium/ITXPO will take place in the Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, France from November 2-5, 2009.

Both companies will operate a RealPresence™ Experience High Definition (RPX™ HD) 204 immersive telepresence system which will demonstrate how it empowers executives, increases productivity, and strengthens business relationships - all in real-time. Executives attending the event will have the opportunity to connect with their peers across the globe. They should register their interest prior the event via the following link http://www.mytelepresencemeeting.com/en/gb/

Polycom immersive telepresence solutions provide a natural, 'across the table' experience. On-screen meeting participants are shown in true-to-life dimensions. Participants can speak with and read the body language of others - just as if they all were in the same room.

Uniquely designed and all-inclusive, every detail has been taken care of so you can focus on your agenda, not the technology. Extremely flexible, Polycom immersive telepresence solutions are also easy to use and scalable. With configurations for different space, capacity and budgets, Polycom immersive telepresence solutions allow you to apply intimate, effective collaboration to a broad range of applications.

Easynet's global managed network is the force which drives these telepresence solutions. Its global Managed Telepresence customers benefit from a face-to-face experience backed up by a 24/7 Video Network Operations Centre. Delegates at the ITxpo can see the broad range of collaboration solutions available by visiting Polycom and Easynet at their booths # E3 and E4.

Supporting Quotes:
Steve Leyland, General Manager, Polycom, said:
"We are excited to facilitate this first ever truly immersive telepresence experience for executives at a Gartner Symposium. They will be in a position to see first-hand what we call 'seeing is believing' and be able to interact with their peers across the globe. When delivered by Easynet and Polycom people are seen in life-like dimensions, just across the table and in unparalleled HD quality. Polycom immersive telepresence can be integrated with UC environments of any standards-based vendor in the market place and provides therefore the utmost level of flexibility and a quick ROI for any deployment."

Denis Planat, Chief Operating Officer, Easynet Global Services, said:
"Managed Telepresence is crucial for global businesses looking to reduce costs but improve collaboration - in fact, our customers are seeing travel cost reductions of around 25% with a ROI of less than 12 months. Easynet and Polycom's showcase at the Gartner ITxpo is a fantastic chance for delegates to experience the power of Managed Virtual Meetings for themselves."

Product Background / Images
• RPX HD 200 series product page
• RPX HD 200 series images on Flickr

Supporting Links:
• Polycom Telepresence home page website
• Polycom Telepresence overview video
• View Polycom Telepresence photos on Flickr
• Follow Polycom on Twitter
• Subscribe to Polycom News RSS
• Easynet home page www.easynet.com
• Registration for local RPX session in Cannes http://www.easynet.com/gb/en/solutions/mvm.aspx?SecondaryNavID=414

Tags / Keywords:
Polycom, Easynet, telepresence, collaboration, unified communications, communications, UC, telecommunications

About Easynet
Easynet Global Services delivers global managed telepresence, hosting and network solutions to enterprises and public sector organisations. The company is committed to designing and deploying solutions to enhance its customers' businesses, wherever they are located in the world. With an emphasis on delivering outstanding, attentive customer service, Easynet combines global reach with local expertise ensuring a personalised and flexible service. Headquartered in London, Easynet has offices and capabilities worldwide. Easynet Global Services is part of the BSkyB group, a NewsCorp company. Customers include: FOX, Parship, SSL International, Transport for London, EDF, SAGE, Q-Park, Philips and Bridgestone. More information is available at www.easynet.com

About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) is the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere. Visit www.polycom.com for more information and follow us on Twitter @AllAboutPolycom.

© 2009 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom "Triangles" 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.

Contact: Laura Fields
Porter Novelli for Easynet Global Services
+44 (0)20 7853 2290
[email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...