Digium® and Polycom Extend Relationship to Deliver Affordable, Feature Rich Communications Solutions

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Partnership agreement enables customers to continue to benefit from advanced telephony integration

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By extending our relationship with Polycom, we are building on a collaborative alliance that has been instrumental in the adoption of Asterisk worldwide and has delivered standards-based UC solutions to businesses of all sizes.

Digium®, the Asterisk® Company, and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced the continuation of their strategic partnership. Throughout the world, Polycom IP phones (such as Polycom® SoundStation® IP conference phones and Polycom® VVX™ business media phones) are commonly deployed with telephony systems based on Asterisk, Digium’s popular open source communications software. Digium and Polycom’s partnership will ensure that customers and partners will continue to benefit from tightly integrated, standards-based solutions on Polycom phones with simplified provisioning and broad support for Asterisk features.

The agreement allows developers to continue to create applications for Digium and Polycom solutions, including management features, such as provisioning and other specific vertical market features. Additionally, Digium and Polycom will continue to jointly conduct tests to ensure smooth interoperability between Digium-branded solutions, including Switchvox, Asterisk open source software, and Polycom phone solutions. In the future, video solutions such as Polycom® RealPresence™ video will also be added to the offering and tested for interoperability.

“As the driving force behind Asterisk, Digium delivers a world-class open source platform that allows organizations to build customized communications solutions,” said Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing at Digium. “By extending our relationship with Polycom, we are building on a collaborative alliance that has been instrumental in the adoption of Asterisk worldwide and has delivered standards-based UC solutions to businesses of all sizes.”

“Digium is an important partner to Polycom, and this agreement is a natural evolution of our long standing business partnership – one that reflects the evolving and dynamic UC market,” said Ron Myers, senior vice president of Global Channels, Polycom. “Both companies have a commitment to offering best-in-class, open standards-based UC solutions that work seamlessly across any application, protocol or endpoint. By partnering together, Digium and Polycom will continue to drive global adoption of standards-based UC.”

About Digium
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company's product line includes a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom telephony solutions. More information is available at http://www.digium.com.

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers, and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security – on-premises, hosted, or cloud delivered. Visit http://www.polycom.com or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

© 2012 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom “Triangles” logo and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk SCF, Switchvox, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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