Whitlock Named Polycom Global Excellence in Services Award Partner of the Year

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Polycom recognizes Whitlock with two awards for exceptional solutions and service in Global and North American markets for 2012.

Whitlock VP, Julian Phillips, on stage at Team Polycom!

Whitlock, a global AV solutions provider, today announced Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), has named the company as both its Global and its North American Services Partner of the Year. Whitlock received the awards at TEAM Polycom 2013, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 4-7, 2013.

The Polycom Partner Awards recognize global partners whose achievements impact Polycom's business on a worldwide basis, theater awards for each of the company's five operating regions, and country awards to partners that primarily do business within a single country. In addition to awards recognizing leaders in each key category, Polycom also recognizes partners with Excellence Awards in Services, Innovation, Integration, and Industry Focus. Whitlock was honored for Excellence in Services, which means they have excelled in services, customer satisfaction and engagement with Polycom's services and sales teams worldwide.

“Being recognized by Polycom for service excellence and our commitment to growing our managed services, Cloud AV and AV/NOC solutions is quite an achievement,” says John Steinhauer, Whitlock Vice President of Sales. “We share the same passion as Polycom for providing world class enhanced services for our customers on a global level.”

“Whitlock has been a Polycom partner for 15 years,” adds Julian Phillips, Vice President of Managed Services for Whitlock. “Our emphasis on listening to our customer base and responding to market trends worldwide has delivered significant results for both companies.”

Beyond its traditional AV portfolio, Whitlock offers expansive global AV managed services, including AV/NOC and remote support, field services, on-site managed services, videoconferencing warranty/maintenance and virtual and hosted video services. The company is a Platinum level Polycom Solutions Advisor and Service Provide Partner, with certifications in Unified Communications, Immersive Telepresence, Installed Voice and VSG Video and Infrastructure.

"In an ever-changing, rapidly growing market, it’s critical to have partners like Whitlock who can help us meet our customer’s complete business needs with transformative solutions and tailored unified communications and collaboration offerings that enable people to work and collaborate better," said Ron Myers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Polycom. "We congratulate Whitlock for their continued excellence in global AV solutions and managed services.”

Whitlock is part of the Polycom Partner Network. The nearly 7,000 Polycom Partner Network members embrace and extend Polycom's open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive UC&C solutions for the enterprise, as well as applications to support a growing number of use cases across vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment. As part of the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies can work with Polycom and each other to deliver tailored solutions for the multi-faceted needs of today’s organizations.

About Whitlock

Whitlock is a Global AV Solutions Provider, specializing in collaborative technology design, integration and managed services. The company helps clients implement interactive environments, including telepresence/videoconferencing rooms, digital signage networks, auditoriums, collaborative classrooms, visualization rooms, and control rooms/network operations centers. Whitlock also offers expansive AV managed services, including AVNOC and remote support, field services, on-site managed services, videoconferencing warranty/maintenance and virtual and hosted video services. The company currently has 20 U.S. locations, plus a worldwide delivery partner network through the Global Presence Alliance. Learn more about us at http://www.whitlock.com, or get engaged with us on Linked In, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit http://www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

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