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Digium® and Polycom Extend Relationship to Deliver Affordable, Feature Rich Communications Solutions
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Partnership agreement enables customers to continue to benefit from advanced telephony integration
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., and PLEASANTON, Calif. - Jan 11, 2012 : Digium, the Asterisk® Company, and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced the continuation of their strategic partnership. Throughout the world, Polycom IP phones (such as Polycom® SoundStation® IP conference phones and Polycom® VVX™ business media phones) are commonly deployed with telephony systems based on Asterisk, Digium's popular open source communications software. Digium and Polycom's partnership will ensure that customers and partners will continue to benefit from tightly integrated, standards-based solutions on Polycom phones with simplified provisioning and broad support for Asterisk features.
The agreement allows developers to continue to create applications for Digium and Polycom solutions, including management features, such as provisioning and other specific vertical market features. Additionally, Digium and Polycom will continue to jointly conduct tests to ensure smooth interoperability between Digium-branded solutions, including Switchvox, Asterisk open source software, and Polycom phone solutions. In the future, video solutions such as Polycom® RealPresence™ video will also be added to the offering and tested for interoperability.
"As the driving force behind Asterisk, Digium delivers a world-class open source platform that allows organizations to build customized communications solutions," said Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing at Digium. "By extending our relationship with Polycom, we are building on a collaborative alliance that has been instrumental in the adoption of Asterisk worldwide and has delivered standards-based UC solutions to businesses of all sizes."
"Digium is an important partner to Polycom, and this agreement is a natural evolution of our long standing business partnership – one that reflects the evolving and dynamic UC market," said Ron Myers, senior vice president of Global Channels, Polycom. "Both companies have a commitment to offering best-in-class, open standards-based UC solutions that work seamlessly across any application, protocol, or endpoint. By partnering together, Digium and Polycom will continue to drive global adoption of standards-based UC."