VERITEST COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS REPORT RE-AFFIRMS POLYCOM LEADERSHIP IN VIDEO BRIDGES, SHOWS POLYCOM OUTPERFORMS CODIAN
München, Sept. 30, 2005 Polycom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the leading provider of unified collaborative communications (UCC) solutions, today announced new results of performance testing for multipoint conferencing units (MCUs), the network bridges that integrate voice, data, and video conferencing into an organizations core communications network. Polycom commissioned VeriTest, the worlds leading independent technology testing organization and a division of Lionbridge (Nasdaq: LIOX), to perform comparative performance analysis of the Polycom MGC and the Codian MCU 4210, a new entrant in the video bridge market. As with VeriTests last report regarding Polycom MGC performance against Radvision and Tandberg bridges, this competitive performance analysis showed that the industry-leading Polycom MCU offered greater flexibility across three key areas of security, versatility and operational management as compared to the Codian MCU 4210.
The test methodology, which focused on real world usage, included a wide spectrum of product capabilities and covered a comprehensive review of feature sets: 1) Security both for the conference and integral to the systems; 2) Versatility the ability to transcode diverse protocols and algorithms, data and content-sharing support, continuous presence, conference routing, conference types, resource management and customization; and 3) Operation and Control both for system management and user control. In addition, real-life case scenarios were used to determine how each product would behave when deployed as the target MCU.
In this competitive performance analysis, VeriTest found that the Polycom MGC successfully passed all 63 test cases, compared to 17 for the Codian MCU 4210. The VeriTest report also concluded that the Polycom MGC demonstrated a more complete set of security and authentication capabilities as well as the more powerful administration operation and control features.
No one understands more about the networking of rich media calls than Polycom, and no MCU on the market connects more of the devices and protocols found in todays mixed media networks and protects investments better than the Polycom MGC line, said Phil Keenan, senior vice president and general manager of network systems at Polycom. This core technology asset is why Polycom is leading the integration of video conferencing into next-generation networks with Alcatel, Avaya, Microsoft and Nortel, and why Polycom bridges are at the heart of some of the most demanding real-time heterogeneous networks in the world.
According to the executive summary of the VeriTest report: The Polycom MCU demonstrated the most complete set of security and authentication, as well as, administration operation and control feature capabilities when compared to the Codian MCU 4210. Based on the results from our user case scenarios, we found that the Polycom offered the largest and most flexible set of options to complete the user cases successfully.
About VeriTest Services from Lionbridge
VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LIOX), is the industry's most trusted brand for high-quality, cost-effective outsourced testing, competitive analysis and certification services. With datacenter-equipped labs in North America and Europe and Asia, VeriTest provides a range of testing services that enable clients to ensure quality, usability, interoperability and performance of products, applications, Web sites and systems. VeriTest also provides certification and competitive analysis services that give customers assurance that the products and systems they are buying meet strict, industry-defined standards for quality and deliver measurable performance against industry standards and competitive offerings. With VeriTest services from Lionbridge, customers have a single global outsourcing partner to support the entire lifecycle of their enterprise applications, from development to localization, to testing and maintenance.
Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycoms high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence-based networks. With its market driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. For additional information call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom website at www.polycom.com.
Polycom and the Polycom logo are registered trademarks and MGC and MGC-100 are trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2004, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Petra Lauterbach, Bivista GmbH, E-Mail: Petra@bivista.de,
Tel.:+49- 81 43 - 9 92 60 57, Fax:+49 81 43 9 52 63
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