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Polycom Announces Partner Awards at TEAM Polycom 2013

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today honored top-performing partners from around the world at an awards ceremony during TEAM Polycom 2013, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 4-7, 2013. The Polycom Partner Awards recognize companies for leadership in each of the major partner categories and for excellence in the areas of services, innovation, integration, and industry focus. In total, Polycom honored 70 companies for their achievements in 2012.

“We are thrilled to recognize and honor these top-performing partners who really went above and beyond to meet the needs of our joint customers,” said Ron Myers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Polycom. “We serve a growing customer base, and an increasingly diverse one, as the power of video collaboration is fast becoming a business requirement for every organization, large and small. The Polycom Partner Award winners highlight how together we best meet the solution, service, and support needs of our customers. Our partners are absolutely critical to our success and these awards shine a spotlight so we can all learn from their achievements.”

The Polycom Partner Awards recognize global partners whose achievements impact Polycom's business on a worldwide basis, theater awards for each of the company's five operating regions, and country awards to partners that primarily do business within a single country. In addition to awards recognizing leaders in each key category, Polycom also recognizes partners with the Excellence Awards:

  • Excellence in Services recognizes partners who excelled in services, customer satisfaction and engagement with Polycom's services and sales teams.
  • Excellence in Innovation honors partners who demonstrated a unique or innovative approach to implementing Polycom solutions.
  • Excellence in Integration spotlights partners that successfully integrated Polycom solutions with a UC platform from a strategic alliance partner.
  • Excellence in Industry recognizes partners that were successful in pursuing business within a major vertical industry, such as education, healthcare, or government.

Award winners are part of the Polycom Partner Network, a global ecosystem of alliance and channel partners. The nearly 7,000 Polycom Partner Network members embrace and extend Polycom's open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive UC&C solutions for the enterprise as well as applications to support a growing number of use cases across vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment. As part of the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies can work with Polycom and each other to deliver tailored solutions for the multi-faceted needs of today’s organizations.

Partners were nominated and reviewed by a panel of Polycom’s worldwide and theater executives.

Polycom’s Global Partner Award winners include:
Distributor of the Year
ScanSource

Solution Advisor of the Year
Nanjing Southern Telecom Co., Ltd.

Service Provider of the Year
AT&T

System Integrator of the Year
Dimension Data

Excellence in Services Award
Whitlock

Excellence in Innovation Award
Samsung SDS

Excellence in Integration Award
Siemens Enterprise Communications

Excellence in Industry Award
Solutionz

Polycom’s Theater Partner Award winners include:

Asia Pacific
Distributor of the Year
Transition Systems Pte Ltd

Solution Advisor of the Year
Nanjing Southern Telecom Co., Ltd.

Service Provider of the Year
Airtel Business

System Integrator of the Year
Beijing Transtrue Technology Inc.

Excellence in Services Award
Digital China (China) Limited

Excellence in Innovation Award
Samsung SDS

Excellence in Integration Award
Hewlett-Packard New Zealand

Excellence in Industry Award
Presto Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd.

Central/Latin America
Distributor of the Year
Nexsys

Solution Advisor of the Year
Reto Industrial

System Integrator of the Year
Intergrupo

Excellence in Services Award
Digitalnet

Excellence in Integration Award
Siemens Enterprise Communications

Excellence in Industry Award
Pleimec

Europe/Middle East/Africa
Distributor of the Year
Imago

Solution Advisor of the Year
IEC Group

Service Provider of the Year
BT

System Integrator of the Year
Dimension Data

Excellence in Services Award
CROC

Excellence in Innovation Award
Internet Videocommunications

Excellence in Integration Award
Atlantis Telecom

Excellence in Industry Award
ImageFlow

North America
Distributor of the Year
ScanSource

Solution Advisor of the Year
SKC

Service Provider of the Year
8X8

System Integrator of the Year
General Dynamics

Excellence in Services Award
Whitlock

Excellence in Innovation Award
NetXUSA

Excellence in Integration Award
Extrateam

Excellence in Industry Award
Solutionz

Polycom’s Country Partner Award winners include:

Asia Pacific
Partner of the Year - China
Jiangsu Qunli Modern Science Technology Develop Co., Ltd

Partner of the Year - Hong Kong/Taiwan
Ultra Active Technology Limited

Partner of the Year - Japan
Princeton Technology, Ltd.

Partner of the Year - Australia & New Zealand
Electroboard Solutions Pty Ltd

Partner of the Year - India & South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
AGC Networks Limited

Partner of the Year - Southeast Asia
PT Westcon Group

Partner of the Year - Korea
Softbank Commerce Korea

Central/Latin America
Partner of the Year - Brazil
Digitalnet Brasil

Partner of the Year - Mexico
Limbergy

Partner of the Year - Chile
Touchmedia

Partner of the Year - Ecuador
Metrotek

Partner of the Year - Argentina
El Cubo

Partner of the Year - Peru
Coatel

Partner of the Year – Caribbean
AVC

Europe/Middle East/Africa
Partner of the Year - UK & Ireland
AVM Impact

Partner of the Year – France
SFR

Partner of the Year – Germany
Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH

Partner of the Year – Spain
Profinsa

Partner of the Year – Italy
Ayno

Partner of the Year – Benelux
Go Connect

Partner of the Year – Nordics
SEC Datacom

Partner of the Year – Russia
OCS Distribution

Partner of the Year – Middle East North Africa
DataBox

Partner of the Year – Israel, South Africa, Greece
Kathea

Partner of the Year – Austria & Switzerland
Kilchenmann AG

Partner of the Year – Eastern Europe
Damovo Polska

North America
Partner of the Year - United States
AVI-SPL

Partner of the Year - Canada
Telus

Partner of the Year - Federal
ProTel

Partner DMR of the Year
CDW

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

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