Polycom Joins Forum Nokia PRO to Bring Latest in Group Collaboration Solutions to Mobile Market
(CTIA CONFERENCE ) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. â€“ Oct. 25, 2004 â€“ PolycomÂ®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the worldâ€™s leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced its acceptance into Forum Nokia PRO, a program that provides advanced technical, business development and marketing support to select mobile software companies. Joining the program enables Polycom to make available its MobileMeetingâ„¢ instant group calling application on the latest mobile devices from Nokia, one of the top selling mobile phone manufacturers in the world. Polycom MobileMeeting is an application for mobile devices that enables users to instantly connect with and talk to groups of people as quickly and easily as making a normal point-to-point phone call.
Polycom will participate in the Nokia Developer Showcase and Reception at the CTIA conference on Oct 25th from 3-6pm. The conference is being held at the Moscone Conference Center in San Francisco, Oct 25-27. Polycom will also demonstrate MobileMeeting in the Nokia booth from 1-5pm on Tuesday Oct 26th.
â€œJoining the Forum Nokia PRO program is a significant step toward increasing the visibility of MobileMeeting with the mobile service provider community and ensures our instant group calling application will be available for Nokia mobile devices,â€ said Dick Schulte, vice president of mobile voice solutions at Polycom. â€œMobileMeeting instant group calling gives mobile operators and service providers the opportunity to differentiate themselves with new and interesting services that drive incremental revenues and improve customer loyalty.â€
As a member of Forum Nokia PRO, Polycom has early access to Nokia technology and can take advantage of specialized service and support provided by Nokia to help increase awareness of MobileMeeting among mobile providers. A select number of companies worldwide who demonstrate industry leadership are chosen as Forum Nokia PRO members. By becoming a Forum Nokia PRO member, Polycom ensures the close integration of its software with Nokiaâ€™s devices and benefits from Nokiaâ€™s extensive worldwide software distribution channels. Member companies are also invited to participate in valuable co-marketing activities with Nokia.
â€œPolycomâ€™s MobileMeeting instant group calling application is an exciting new application for Nokia mobile devices and we welcome Polycom into Forum Nokia PRO,â€ said Linda Senigaglia, Business Development Manager, Forum Nokia. â€œPolycom is a proven leader in enterprise conferencing and collaboration solutions. Forum Nokia PRO looks forward to providing the advanced tools and resources needed to help Polycom deliver an excellent user experience for Nokia customers.â€
About Polycom MobileMeeting
MobileMeeting is a simple, seamless way for people to connect with groups using a mobile device. The application enables users to create and save groups within their mobile device directory, then instantly launch a group call by selecting the group name. Instant group calling can connect users on any phone (mobile, landline or IP) and offers a natural, full duplex group communication environment, which enables multiple participants to speak and be heard simultaneously. Like all Polycom solutions, MobileMeeting is based on open standards for simplified integration with other emerging wireless applications such as presence, messaging and Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC). The patented technology behind MobileMeeting is the same Polycom technology currently used by the 10 leading conferencing service providers in the world.
About Forum Nokia
Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at Read the Full Story/.
Polycom, Inc. is the worldâ€™s technology leader of high-quality, easy-to-use video, voice, data and web conferencing and collaboration solutions. The Polycom Officeâ„¢ is our continued commitment to make distance communications as natural and interactive as being there by providing best-in-class conferencing solutions that are interoperable, integrated and intuitive to the user. The Polycom Office is based on industry standards and supported by an open architecture that promotes interoperability in multi-vendor environments and complements leading network infrastructure platforms. For additional information, call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom web site at http://www.polycom.com/.
Polycom, the Polycom logo and Voyant are registered trademarks and Polycom Office and MobileMeeting are trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Â©2004, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.