STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- At this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), and Ericsson, the leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, will launch an end-to-end solution that enables operators to offer affordable, interoperable HD Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) and unified communication services to businesses of all sizes. The solution will be demonstrated at the Ericsson stand in Hall 6 and the Polycom stand (2D01) in Hall 2. This solution will be jointly taken to market globally, with Ericsson serving as prime system integrator for all of the infrastructure components.
The new visual communication solution for service providers will leverage Ericsson's comprehensive video-enabled IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) offering, including HD-capable infrastructure, as well as Polycom® RealPresence® video and voice endpoints and the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform -- the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration.
The Ericsson IMS system provides significant synergies for operators by using the same IMS core for the Visual Communication solution as for Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Rich Communication Suite (RCS) and fixed network modernization. The new Ericsson Media Resource System will provide secure, high-quality HD video and full-band stereo audio conferencing to operators around the globe. Ericsson mobile media gateways are upgradeable to include the Media Resource System functions thereby securing operational savings for operators. In addition, the unique open-standards approach of the Polycom RealPresence Platform ensures interoperability with hundreds of UC, business, and social networking applications, bridging silos, and truly unifying communications across the enterprise.
The end-to-end cloud-based offering will enable operators to enter or expand their operations with compelling new VaaS offerings across devices, with high reliability and scalability.