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Polycom Embraces PBX

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, and Digium(R) Inc., the Asterisk(R) company, today announced a multiyear agreement to develop and market integrated, SIP-based telephony solutions for small and medium-sized businesses which will give SMB customers a tightly integrated, standards-based solution with simplified provisioning, broad support for Asterisk telephony features on the Polycom phones and the delivery of new capabilities such as Polycom's breakthrough HD Voice quality.

"We look forward to expanding our offering and furthering our reach in the marketplace through this partnership with Polycom," said Mark Spencer, President and CEO at Digium. "The interoperability between Asterisk Business Edition and Polycom SIP phones ensures flexibility and broad support for Asterisk telephony features." Polycom's award-winning SIP desktop and conference phones will be combined with Digium's Asterisk Business Edition, the professional-grade version of Asterisk, the industry's first open source PBX. Through the combined Digium and Polycom offering, SMB customers will have access to advanced telephony solutions which will be more affordable compared to proprietary systems. Additionally, the new offering will give customers the control, rapid feature development and deployment, and rich feature base that the Asterisk open source community and its partners provide. Per the agreement, Polycom will also be the preferred VoIP phone provider for Digium solutions.

Polycom Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM)

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