Polycom is working to expand its footprints to 100 Indian cities by June next year from 70 cities current, according to a top official of the company.
Addressing media persons at the unveiling ceremony of innovation products to mark Polycom’s silver jubilee year, Minhaz Zia, Managing Director – India and SAARC, said that the company sees a huge opportunity in the Indian market following the Union Government’s recent initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and plan to raise 100 smart cities.
Zia interacted with the media from Bangalore through video conferencing. The briefing was also addressed by the company’s top brass from Bangalore, Sydney and Singapore.
To mark its 25th anniversary, Polycom unveiled a series of innovative products recently at a customer event held in New York. Most of the products had advancing the workplace of the future globally as their prime focus.
The products launched on the occasion included Polycom Real Presence Trio, Polycom Real Presence Centro, Polycom Real Presence Debut, Polycom Real Presence Medialign, Polycom Concierge and Polycom VVX business media phones. Polycom’s latest solutions are engineered to uniquely address these challenges with elegance and simplicity, enabling customers to collaborate more effectively across a broader array of workspaces.
On the occasion, Peter Leav, President and Chief Executive Officer, Polycom said, “Today we are taking a quantum leap in achieving our vision of unleashing the power of human collaboration. As we marked our 25th anniversary of innovation and leadership, we are announcing breakthrough collaboration experiences that uniquely place people at the heart of collaboration enabling them to work better, smarter and more efficiently. We are delivering the workplace of the future today”.
Polycom’s senior officials remarked that their products are immensely benefitting educational and health institutions as they can now avail high quality video conferencing with crystal clear voice technology at a low bandwidth.
Zia added institutes like IITs, IIMs and Indian School of Business are now using Polycom’s products to teach their students and get connected with the finest faculties across the world.
“PM Narendra Modi himself is tech savvy and uses video technology in tracking large projects. The government is taking a lot of IT initiatives to increase efficiency and save time of the employees by using high-end video conferencing products. We have seen a lot of government bodies and private firms using video conferencing. Polycom India has regained number one position as per the latest reports and we have 44 per cent of market share in India. The industry is going to grow at 15 per cent annually which is an immense opportunity for us. Our presence is in 70 cities and we are contemplating to expand it to 100 cities by June next year.”
The Real Presence Trio is the first smart hub for group collaboration that transforms the iconic three-point conference phone into voice, content sharing and video system that can fit into any team environment. Its price has been pegged at USD 2,259. The Real Presence Centro is the industry’s first collaboration solution purpose-built to put people at the centre of collaboration. Polycom’s patented 360-degree voice and video technology automatically tracks the speaker, while also showing the entire meeting space on the same screen.
That apart, Polycom Real Presence Debut enables high quality visual collaboration for huddle and smaller room environments as well as for small or medium sized businesses with limited IT resources. The all-in-one design incorporates Polycom’s superb audio quality technology and a unmatched at the price point. Another device— Real Presence Medialign enables consistent collaboration solutions across the enterprise without the need to alter the room in any way. The Polycom Concierge technology enables user devices to be at the centre of meeting control, wirelessly connecting to Polycom solutions including Real Presence Group Series and Real Presence Medialign among others.