Polycom reports yet more growth in 1Q 2010


Last week, Polycom (www.polycom.com) reported yet another quarter of growth, this time reporting first quarter 2010 consolidated net revenues of $276 million.   Back in 1Q 2009, net revenues were $225 million.

GAAP net income in 1Q 2010 was $5 million (6 cents per diluted share) as compared to $8 million (10 cents per […]

HD voice gets a CrystalBlue Lite boost


Whaleback Systems (http://www.whalebacksystems.com) has announced a managed business service optimized for SIP trunks plus a new carrier partner program for selling the service to the SMB market.

CrystalBlue Lite is a managed VoIP offering specifically designed for carriers deploying SIP trunks and includes a “carrier-class” fault-tolerant IP PBX appliance at the customer site. The […]

HD Voice news out of VoiceCon Orlando 2010 (The Last Dance)


If you didn’t catch the news, VoiceCon is now being transmorgified into Enterprise Connect.  More details can be found here at www.dougonipcomm.com.  FYI, TechWeb won’t be holding a fall Enterprise Connect event in San Francisco.

The biggest single theme for the HD voice community is the dual push by Acme Packet (www.acmepacket.com) and Cisco […]

VoiceCon: Polycom refreshes iconic conference phone with HD voice, better price


Orlando, FL – Polycom (www.polycom.com) has rolled out the SoundStation IP 5000 Conference Phone, a device with a tweaked look and a MSRP of $599.

Needless to say, the IP 5000 features Polycom HD Voice (i.e. G.722) and is designed for private offices and small meeting rooms. SIP 

Polycom dominates the conference phone […]

Polycom adds HD voice phones for Microsoft Communications Server “14”


Polycom (www.polycom.com) has added a brace of HD voice phones to support Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) Communications Server “14.”

Getting feted at VoiceCon Orlando this week, Microsoft Communications Server “14” will get three new “optimized” Polycom HD voice devices, two handsets and an IP conference phone.  The new phones are the first “Microsoft-optimized” phones to […]

Polycom and HP make nice after Cisco kicked to curb


Polycom (www.polycom.com) and HP (www.hp.com) have announced one of those expanded global agreement deals.   HP will be selling Polycom’s complete portfolio of voice and video technologies, as well as conducting joint go-to-market activity and future joint technology development.

Under the agreement, Polycom video and voice solutions for UC and stand-alone operations will be sold […]

Vivox touts HD voice on Facebook, Google Wave, Ning at DEMO Spring


Vivox (www.vivox.com) is pumping its Social Voice Partner Program at DEMO Spring 2010, planning to add Yet More HD voice Minutes to its multi-billion total.

Developers in the Social Voice Partner Program get a web toolkit, sample code, and support to “transform” social applications into “primary communications hubs” – whatever that means.  In […]

I-Evolve claims local HD voice crown in Buffalo


I-Evolve Technology Services (www.i-evolve.com) says it is the first area company to offer HD voice service in western New York (i.e. Buffalo and surrounding regions), reports Business First of Buffalo.

The company has added HD voice capability to its “i-Communicate” SMB hosted VoIP service and will initially be supporting Polycom business phones.

Readers may […]

Telstra makes nice with HD voice, Polycom media phone


Telstra (www.telstra.com.au) has announced it is now selling the Polycom (www.polycom.com) VVX 1500 Business Media Phone and the 300 organizations now using Telstra’s hosted IP telephony product (TIPT) can upgun to videoconferencing by simply upgrading their phones. It also announced HD voice support between those 300 organizations – and potentially to Telstra proper.

Polycom’s […]

Editorial – The HD Voice YouTube Video that Polycom needs to film


[Scene:  In the distance, a man is playing a concert piano, with the beautiful sound of a classic music piece becoming louder as the camera zooms in on…

Polycom CTO/founder JEFF RODMAN.  He lifts his hands from the keyboard and turns to the camera]

“The human ear is a wonderful thing […]