Polycom has announced that the Directorate General Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D), a central purchase and quality assurance organisation of Government of India has awarded a rate contract agreement for the purchase of Polycom products and services. Through the rate contract agreement – supported by Inspira, a national Polycom distributor – the company will offer industry-leading video collaboration solutions and services to government institutions, helping to implement and integrate video networks within existing infrastructure.
As Polycom looks to target more government opportunities, the company’s collaborative technology and market presence are strongly placed to support national initiatives like Digital India. According to Frost & Sullivan, Polycom led the video-conferencing systems and infrastructure segment in India, with a 44 per cent market share in 2014. Improved collaboration and visual communication technology can provide skill development, introduce more virtual class rooms and extend education to rural areas, initiate remote healthcare services via telemedicine, and implement eGovernance and Smart City programmes. Polycom aims to enhance its customer base across various government departments and ministries, including defence, railway, public sector units and citizen services.
Speaking on the award of the rate contract, Minhaj Zia, Managing Director, Polycom India & SAARC, said, “We are delighted to partner with DGS&D in providing our breakthrough collaboration solutions to government agencies. We are taking a quantum leap in hastening the digital revolution of India and firmly believe that our innovations uniquely place people at the heart of collaboration enabling them to work better, smarter and more efficiently. Polycom India remains focused on being the leading collaboration partner for our customers – whether in government or in the private sector, offering seamless user experience and open and interoperable technologies through an ecosystem of expert partners.”