POLYCOM DELIVERS BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING SYSTEM ...
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Polycom, Inc. TBS, Inc.
TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. EMBRACES POLYCOM
TELEPRESENCE FOR GLOBAL COLLABORATION
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ATLANTA. and PLEASANTON, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2008 – Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the
global leader in telepresence, video and voice communications solutions, today announced that
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a leader in global media, has deployed Polycom
telepresence solutions worldwide to improve collaboration among the global network of TBS, Inc.
brands. Polycom immersive, room and personal telepresence solutions are used across business
functions allowing TBS, Inc. employees to work together more effectively and efficiently across
“Polycom telepresence is helping us foster better daily collaboration between our globally
dispersed brands and improving communication between TBS, Inc. and other Time Warner
operations,” said Dan Darling, CIO, TBS, Inc. “The ability for people to work together face-to-
face regardless of location is having a profound impact on the way and the speed at which we
One example of improved collaboration is the company’s Emmy-winning Cartoon Network.
High definition visual communication is helping the West Coast and East Coast creative
centers work together more closely, collaborating face-to-face on a daily basis with immersive
telepresence, instead of monthly in-person meetings. In addition to seeing each other and
interacting naturally, the California, New York and Atlanta-based teams are able to share
animation, video clips and other multimedia content in real time using the Polycom systems.
“Telepresence is a strategic technology investment for our company that is being rapidly
embraced by our employees,” said Darling. “We selected Polycom for the quality of its
immersive telepresence experience, the breadth of its portfolio and because Polycom
telepresence systems interoperate seamlessly with existing standards-based video conferencing
systems. This allows us to leverage our existing investments in video conferencing and easily
connect with video conferencing systems at other Time Warner companies.”
Headquartered in Atlanta, Turner Broadcasting has deployed Polycom RealPresence™
Experience (RPX™ ) immersive telepresence solutions initially in its Atlanta and New York
locations, and Burbank, Calif. is on the horizon. The company has also initially deployed more
than 100 Polycom HDX room and personal visual communication solutions across its global
locations, along with Polycom visual communication infrastructure solutions for multi-party
conferencing and video network provisioning and management. TBS, Inc. is also piloting
Polycom’s highly scalable, PC desktop video application, CMA Desktop™ , to broaden access to
visual communication and support corporate teleworking initiatives.
“The collaboration challenges TBS, Inc. faces as a globally dispersed organization are shared by
companies of all sizes and across industries,” said Robert Hagerty, chairman and CEO,
Polycom. “TBS, Inc. is very progressive in integrating and embracing Polycom visual
communication across its business. As a result, the company is already realizing substantial
gains in collaboration and productivity, while at the same time reducing costs. TBS is a model
for how forward-looking companies can use visual communication to help solve some of the
real-world challenges of operating globally.”
Polycom offers the broadest portfolio of telepresence solutions that allow people to work together more
effectively and productively across distances. Polycom telepresence solutions can support virtually any
application, space and budget requirement with fully interoperable, standards-based solutions from
personal telepresence at the desktop; room telepresence for conference rooms; specialized solutions for
vertical applications and custom rooms; and immersive telepresence solutions that make people feel like
they are in the same room as people in other locations.
Polycom telepresence solutions are a key component the Polycom VC2 vision of video as a pervasive
component of unified communication in the enterprise – enabling groups of any size to communicate
anywhere, anytime and from any device. Solutions under the Polycom VC2 vision provide the
foundation for future, enhanced integration with Polycom strategic unified communications partners.
About Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news,
entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for
consumers around the world.
Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) is the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and
a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere. Please visit
www.polycom.com for more information.
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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.