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Polycom and Motorola Team to Extend Mobile Telepresence to MOTOROLA XOOM March 29, 2011

Posted by TelUS Consulting Services in Wireless catagory.
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Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), a global leader in unified communications (UC), today announced collaborative development around delivering Polycom enterprise-class, high-definition (HD) personal telepresence on MOTOROLA XOOM tablets to create broader collaboration choices for businesses.

The standards-based Polycom telepresence video application on MOTOROLA XOOM tablets will deliver improved enterprise collaboration and productivity by enabling users to easily connect and share content virtually anywhere via one-to-one or group video experiences.

Motorola Mobility is making great strides in enabling enterprise users, leveraging Polycom’s innovation and leadership in telepresence will help businesses easily extend their video initiativesto MOTOROLA XOOM, thereby expanding mobile collaboration for workers. For consumers, the MOTOROLA XOOM video experience will set a new standard for quality and performance.

MOTOROLA XOOM, the ground-breaking tablet from Motorola Mobility, offers a best-in-class dual core processor and 10.1″ widescreen HD display, creating an optimized platform for enterprise collaboration. The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video conferencing, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures HD video. Innovative desktop accessories for MOTOROLA XOOM include a Standard Dock and Speaker HD Dock that expand device capabilities.

The Polycom UC Intelligent Core infrastructure platform allows enterprise customers like Motorola to easily extend enterprise visual communications to mobile users without additional network configuration. The broad support for industry standards within the platform will enable Motorola XOOM and smart phone users to seamlessly and securely connect with existing telepresence and video conferencing investments and the estimated ecosystem of two million standards-based video room systems in use today.

MOTOROLA XOOM is currently available at Verizon Wireless as a 3G/Wi-Fi enabled device with a free upgrade to 4G LTE for consumers in the second quarter of this year. Motorola XOOMTM Wi-Fi will be available with more than seven leading retailers across the United States by the end of March.

Watch this product, it could actually make an impact in the Unified Communication market.

Joe Buck, NCE

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