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Polycom HD Video Conferencing to Link Alan Greenspan in U.S. with CEO's MISSION 2007 Executive Conference in Tokyo


TOKYO, and PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 25 / -- Polycom, Inc., the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced Polycom Japan will provide support for high definition (HD) video conferencing technology at the CEO's MISSION 2007 conference, an executive conference hosted by Global Business Intelligence, Inc. (GBI) (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Masayuki Okano). Polycom will supply video conferencing systems from its Polycom HDX series, which combine the highest levels of quality and flexibility to enable the conference's keynote address to be relayed from overseas.

Based on the theme of strategic leadership in a globalized economy, the CEO's MISSION 2007 executive conference will take place on Nov. 6, 2007 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tokyo. Every year, the conference invites prominent economic leaders from Japan and overseas to give speeches at the event. This year's conference, the third annual event, features a keynote address from former Federal Reserve Board (FRB) Chairman Alan Greenspan. The Polycom® HDX 9004(TM) video conferencing system, which was released last year and provides HD quality voice, video, and content, will relay Greenspan's speech connected to a Polycom HDX 8004(TM) system set up in the United States in Falls Church, Va. NTT BizLink Inc. will provide international IP networking service to the Japan-U.S. connection.

Pleased with the quality offered by Polycom video conferencing systems used to relay the keynote addresses delivered by Jack Welch in 2005 and Michael E. Porter in 2006, CEO's MISSION 2007 organizer GBI decided to use the new HD-compatible Polycom HDX video conferencing systems at this year's event. The Polycom HDX series will provide an even more effective and life-like experience through its outstanding high definition video and voice quality.

About CEO's MISSION 2007

The CEO's Mission 2007 conference revolves primarily around the role, or mission, of CEOs as leaders in the current age of globalization. The keynote address will be given via video conferencing system by Alan Greenspan on the subject of the direction of the global economy and the impact of BRICs. The conference will also feature a special address from Infosys Technologies Ltd. Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor Narayana Murthy, speeches from A.T. Kearney CEO Paul Laudicina and The Ritz-Carton Hotel Company LCC President Simon F. Cooper, as well as two panel discussions entitled, "Growth Strategies in a Flat World" and "CEO's Mission and Leadership."

About Polycom

Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of high definition video, wired and wireless voice, and content solutions to deliver the ultimate collaborative experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony, workplace wireless telephony, and presence-based networks. With its market driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage from on-demand communications and collaboration. For additional information, call 800-POLYCOM or visit the Polycom web site at www.polycom.com/.

Source: Polycom, Inc.

CONTACT: Kevin Young of Polycom, Inc., +1-925-924-5706, kyoung@polycom.com

Web site: www.polycom.com

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