Polycom and its ARENA ecosystem partners such as RHUB are focused on proliferating new collaborative communications solutions that will benefit organizations worldwide
Santa Clara, CA (Vocus) June 6, 2008
RHUB Communications, Inc. (RHUB), the provider of TurboMeeting Web conferencing solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement and is now certified as a Polycom ARENA partner program member. Polycom, a leader in unified collaborative communications, initiated the ARENA program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications.
RHUB has integrated the TurboMeeting Web conferencing appliance with Polycom unified collaboration platform. The TurboMeeting solution provides for robust data collaboration and interactivity as an extension of Polycom conferencing solutions. TurboMeeting extends the meeting beyond the confines of the conference room. Attendees need only Internet access and a Web browser to participate in the meeting.
TurboMeeting is an ideal adjunct to the Polycom suite of products because it is appliance-based rather than hosted, easily integrates with Polycom hardware, provides for full interactivity of computer-based data for all users, and supports the revolutionary NO DOWNLOAD mode for universal attendance. With TurboMeeting, anyone with a browser can join a meeting regardless of platform. TurboMeeting is not competitive with any Polycom product, and fills a need in the Polycom suite of products by providing an integrated Web conference appliance with remote support and remote access to extend the capabilities for data collaboration.
TurboMeeting has also been awarded Polycom’s Gold Product Specialist Certification, which assures customers that they are working with an organization that has superior product knowledge, delivers outstanding and consistent technical support, and has a strong relationship with Polycom. The Gold Certificate is Polycom’s guarantee that RHUB has made the commitment and investment to deliver outstanding technology and support.
“Customers are investing in solutions that improve productivity, accelerate decision making, and lower costs,” said Larry Dorie, CEO of RHUB. “Through our involvement in the Polycom ARENA program, we are delivering integrated conferencing solutions that address these customer needs. We are pleased to provide customers with an integrated solution that combines Web, video, and audio conferencing in an easy-to-use application.”
“Polycom and its ARENA ecosystem partners such as RHUB are focused on proliferating new collaborative communications solutions that will benefit organizations worldwide,” said Mark Roberts, Vice President, Polycom ARENA program. “The TurboMeeting solution addresses data collaboration in all markets. We are pleased to welcome RHUB into the Polycom ARENA program, and look forward to working with them to deliver this important solution to customers.”
As part of the agreement, RHUB will leverage the Polycom platform, brand, and channels to bring this solution to market. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test, and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video, and content collaborative solutions. In addition to platform API’s provided to developers, the Polycom ARENA offers a number of marketing and sales tools for business development managers and marketing and sales professionals, via an online portal. These tools help partners speed time-to-market for their innovative unified collaborative solutions as well as broaden the reach to customers worldwide.
Pricing and Availability
TurboMeeting is generally available today. Pricing for TurboMeeting starts at US $995.00. For more information about the solution, visit the Polycom ARENA partner solution showcase at http://www.polycom.com/ARENA or http://www.rhubcom.com.
About Polycom ARENA
Polycom ARENA is an ecosystem program designed to expand new applications for Polycom’s collaboration technology and accelerate the delivery of new solutions for customers in a variety of industries by enabling software applications providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video, and content collaborative solutions. Customers benefit from the industry expertise of Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners who are building standards-based solutions that fully interoperate with the Polycom unified collaboration platform and installed base of video conferencing systems. Additional information is available at http://www.polycom.com/ARENA
About RHUB Communications
RHUB is a premier provider of on-premise Web conferencing, remote support and remote access appliances, based on the Company’s TurboMeeting software, that meet the needs of any organization. The Company’s end users total over 8,000 in a variety of market segments including services, manufacturing, and government. RHUB’s on-premise Web conferencing appliances focus on criteria of the highest importance to users: ease-of-use, affordability, security, control, and reliability. RHUB’s breakthrough View-Only technology enables users of any platform to join meetings by a browser, requiring no download. With a small footprint, and power draw of only 4.5 watts, RHUB’s on-premise Web conferencing appliances are the perfect choice for organizations seeking to improve their environmental credentials. RHUB is privately-owned and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit http://www.rhubcom.com.
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