Conference Phone uses Bluetooth® for office environments.

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Suited for smaller meeting rooms and executive offices, VoiceStation(TM) 300 and 500 phones utilize Acoustic Clarity Technology for full duplex, natural group conferencing while minimizing background echoes, word clipping, and distortion. VoiceStation 300 delivers natural 2-way communication through speaker and 3 microphones, providing 360° room coverage. VoiceStation 500 adds Bluetooth wireless support, enabling users to connect wirelessly to mobile phone or computer.



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Polycom Extends Market Leading Conference Phone Line with First Bluetooth Model for Offices, Smaller Rooms



New Polycom VoiceStation Conference Phones Deliver Enhanced Quality and Performance for Smaller Conference Rooms and Executive Offices

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 22 -- With more than two million sold to date, the familiar, triangular-shaped Polycom SoundStation(R) conference phones have become a standard for voice quality and performance in conference rooms around the globe. Today, Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, announced two new VoiceStation(TM) conference phones designed to enhance the conferencing experience for smaller meeting rooms and executive offices, including the first Polycom conference phone to feature Bluetooth wireless support for added flexibility and mobility. The affordable VoiceStation 300 and 500 conference phones feature a compact, stylish design that is 33 percent smaller than other Polycom models, and deliver Polycom's award-winning Acoustic Clarity Technology for full duplex, natural group conferencing that minimizes background echoes, word clipping and distortion to provide a high-quality voice conferencing experience.

"Polycom is committed to delivering the ultimate communications experience while also making our industry-leading products available and affordable for businesses and meeting environments of all sizes," said Sunil Bhalla, senior vice president and general manager of voice communications for Polycom. "The SoundStation conference phones are an icon for voice conferencing quality and reliability in conference rooms around the world, and we want to bring that renowned performance to smaller meeting rooms and executive offices. The VoiceStation 300 and 500 offer a solution that is small in size and price, but big in voice quality and performance."

VoiceStation 300 - Polycom quality and performance for small meeting rooms and offices

The VoiceStation 300 leverages 12 years of market-leading Polycom Acoustic Clarity Technology, which offers crisp voice quality and natural two-way communication delivered through a high-performance speaker and three finely tuned microphones for 360-degree room coverage. The phone's compact design makes it ideally suited for smaller meeting environments and executive offices.

VoiceStation 500 - Polycom's first conference phone with Bluetooth wireless support

The VoiceStation 500 features the same voice conferencing quality and performance as the VoiceStation 300, and adds embedded Bluetooth wireless support enabling users to connect wirelessly to a mobile phone for conference calls, or to a computer for use with Internet calling services such as Skype, making it an ideal desktop device. If Bluetooth wireless capability is unavailable, users can also connect using an accompanying cable through an applications port on the phone.

"The VoiceStation 500 is ideal for my small business, as it provides great hands-free quality and Bluetooth connectivity, which enables it to work with my cell phone and my Vonage VoIP phone service," said Darren Jex, owner of Coldwater Productions, a Utah-based photography and video editing company. "The quality is so good and the flexibility so convenient, that I've ditched my old desk phone and headset and now use the VoiceStation 500 for all my office calls."

Availability

The Polycom VoiceStation 300 and 500 will be available in June in the U.S. through Polycom certified channel partners for a MSRP of US$299 and US$399 respectively.

Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed, and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.

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 video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications 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 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 in real-time communications and collaboration. For additional information call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom website at www.polycom.com.

NOTE: Polycom, the Polycom logo and SoundStation are registered trademarks and VoiceStation is a trademark of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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

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