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Press Release -- March 28th, 2017
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GENBAND AND POLYCOM EXTEND JITC OFFERINGS WITH ENHANCED CLOUD-BASED VOICE COMMUNICATIONS AND VIDEO SOLUTIONS

Orlando, FL – March 28, 2017GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, and Polycom today announced that the two companies have continued to build upon their Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification from last year with newly approved solutions that offer the US Department of Defense (DoD) enhanced communications capabilities. In 2016, the GENBAND Application Server (EXPERiUS) and Polycom’s® VVX® voice and video portfolio were tested and certified for DoD interoperability by JITC and subsequently added to the agency’s Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Approved Products List (APL). In 2017, the GENBAND Application Server was additionally tested, certified and granted inclusion on the DODIN APL as an Enterprise Session Controller (ESC). GENBAND’s ESC certification extends its ability to support enterprise-wide DoD deployments in a cloud environment. Polycom has also added multiple solutions to the DODIN Approved Products List including the Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) portfolio and the Polycom RealPresence Trio.

The GENBAND Application Server shares its heritage with the Nortel AS 5300, which provides it with the unique capability to offer a highly scalable, cloud-based upgrade option for legacy Nortel communications systems deployed by the US Department of Defense. The advanced GENBAND solution is deployed with standards-based SIP and ASSIP endpoints, so there is no proprietary endpoint lock-in.  It easily scales to millions of endpoints per node, making it ideally suited for geographically redundant, organization-wide, private cloud environments.

The Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server delivers multi-party video, voice, and content collaboration with the industry's broadest support for standards, protocols and natively integrated applications. Its 100 percent auto-failover, extreme scalability and security make it a compelling choice for mission-critical deployments. It can be deployed with Polycom’s Open SIP VVX endpoints and the Polycom RealPresence Trio. The Trio combines Polycom’s legendary voice quality with personal content sharing and business-class videoconferencing.

“Achieving JITC certification for interoperability as an Enterprise Session Controller now allows us to support any size Department of Defense deployment, on-premises or in a private cloud environment, with the latest in standards-based communications technology,” said Patrick Joggerst, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at GENBAND. “We have enjoyed a great deal of success that includes several joint customer wins with Polycom over the past year since our initial JITC certification. This allows us to extend our relationship by offering organization-wide, cloud-based voice and video services for additional JITC-related opportunities.”

“Polycom and GENBAND have once again proved that we can deliver secure, reliable, high performance solutions that won’t sacrifice our commitment to open standards” said Rob Hornish, President, Americas Sales, Polycom. “We are enabling the Department of Defense and other governmental bodies to migrate their communications systems to a new generation of voice and video technology that better supports their mission requirements, while assuring they will not be locked-in to a single vendor.”

Key Takeaways:

  • GENBAND’s Application Server solution (Enterprise Session Controller) and key solutions from Polycom’s RealPresence Trio portfolio have been certified for interoperability by JITC and added to the DODIN APL of advanced voice and video solutions.
  • GENBAND’s software-based Application Server solution provides carrier-grade voice and video services to Polycom and other third party IP telephones, media processing and video conferencing devices.
  • GENBAND’s Enterprise Session Controller is deployed with standards-based SIP and ASSIP endpoints and easily scales to millions of endpoints per node either on premises or in a cloud environment.

About GENBAND

GENBAND is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company’s global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. GENBAND’s award-winning Marketing Advantage Program offers partners free resources, training and campaigns to fuel their success in implementing GENBAND powered services. To learn more visit genband.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection.  Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.

In September 2016 Polycom announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris” or “Siris Capital”) in a transaction reflecting an equity value of approximately $2.0 billion in cash. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company, which continues to operate as Polycom, Inc., is wholly owned by affiliates of Siris Capital.

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