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Polycom® RealPresence Centro™ Now Available In Select Regions Across the Globe
Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016
Polycom® RealPresence Centro™ Now Available In Select Regions Across the Globe

Industry’s first “centerpresence” video conferencing solution built for the natural way humans brainstorm, ideate, and solve problems

SAN JOSE, Calif - Feb 29, 2016:  A new category in collaboration technology is now officially available. Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced today that the Polycom® RealPresence Centro™, the industry’s first solution purpose-built to put people into the center of collaboration, is now available in select regions around the globe.

The RealPresence Centro solution introduces a brand new paradigm for group conferencing that drives deep engagement and highly productive meetings by bringing people to the center of collaboration. The RealPresence Centro solution keys on the instinctive human behavior to gather in a circle to work together in a more natural way.  Research indicates that when people gather in the round, they are more collaborative and productive, and the RealPresence Centro solution is the first to do this in such a way that all members of the video collaboration – both near and far end participants – have an equal and immersive experience.  Moreover, the RealPresence Centro system anticipates the needs of its users, displaying exactly who and what you need to see at all times. The four brilliant touch-screen displays and intuitive interface allow for an easy touch-to-join experience and installation is as easy as plug and play.

The workplace is evolving and technologies that allow us to work naturally will have a dramatic impact on increasing productivity and for the first time in the industry, inspire creativity,” said Ashan Willy, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering, Polycom. “RealPresence Centro transforms meeting experiences and outcomes, and is the first and only collaboration experience that draws participants into the center of the discussion through a human-centered design.”

Earlier this month, Polycom announced that NCI Agency, a division of NATO, was the first to deploy RealPresence Centro to elevate its “new ways of working” program. Initially deployed as a demo unit, the RealPresence Centro experience proved so compelling that the system has been put into a fully operational status on NATO’s Restricted Network, a highly protected and secure network within NATO’s infrastructure, and is at the center of NATO’s most important communications.

Polycom’s introduction of RealPresence Centro is poised to fundamentally change the way teams collaborate via video and represents a perfect solution for the digital economy,” said Zeus Kerravala, Founder, ZK Research.  “By shifting the emphasis from the individual to a team-centric approach, RealPresence Centro has ‘democratized’ collaboration by delivering an entirely new level of interaction and productivity.”

The RealPresence Centro solution is available today in select regions including North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Israel. Additional countries will be available in Q2 and Q3 of 2016.