MOSCOW -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/11 -- Videoconferencing solutions from Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), have been implemented within Russian Federation State Arbitration Courts to help ensure court proceedings can still go ahead even if parties are unable to attend in-person. Seventy-seven additional courts are now equipped with new videoconferencing endpoints and the project, worth RUB 91,971,000 (£1.9M; US$2.9M), was completed in only six months. A total of 113 courts have now been equipped with videoconferencing solutions.
"State arbitration courts often have to postpone proceedings due to the inability of either party to attend," said Igor Solovyev, Head of the IT and Communications Office at the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation. "Advanced technology has allowed for a dramatic reduction in both the time and costs associated with such postponements, with litigants now being able to file a petition for holding proceedings via the videoconferencing system. The state arbitration courts are required to ensure litigants participate in the courts proceedings if videoconferencing is available."
"With the Polycom videoconferencing systems in the state arbitration courts, two participants or multiple participants at different locations, can meet face-to-face via video with the same high-definition quality they get in real life," said Mikhail Pilipenko, Large Account Director, CROC. "Polycom systems are very easy to use.