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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]

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