Software aids video conferencing network management.

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Able to support RMX 2000 and HDX video systems, ReadiManager® SE200 v2.0 provides integrated application for conference management, scheduling, gatekeeping, and device control. It scales to support 1,000 HD/non-HD endpoints and facilitates conference administration by centralizing control of conferencing and network resources, participants, and devices. Web-based portal and role-based interface designs facilitate conference scheduling of mixed environments.



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Polycom Enhances ReadiManager SE200 to Simplify Management Of Video Conferencing Networks, Including HD Environments



ReadiManager SE200 Version 2.0 supports RMX 2000 and HDX video systems, scales to support 1,000 endpoints

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 23 -- Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM), the world's leading provider of unified collaborative solutions, today announced ReadiManager(R) SE200 Version 2.0, an integrated application for conference management, scheduling, gatekeeping and device control. ReadiManager SE200 greatly simplifies conference administration by centralizing control of conferencing and network resources, participants and devices. ReadiManager SE200 is the only network management application that can manage Polycom RMX 2000(TM) real-time media conferencing platforms and HDX(TM) high definition video conferencing systems.

ReadiManager SE200 Version 2.0 completes Polycom's industry-leading end-to-end HD video conferencing portfolio, which includes the RMX 2000 real-time media conferencing platform for HD multipoint conferencing, HDX video systems for HD video and content, the RSS 2000 server for recording, archiving and streaming HD meetings. ReadiManager SE200 Version 2.0 will be available as a browser-based upgrade and will scale to support 1,000 HD and non-HD endpoints. A web-based portal from the ReadiManager SE200 to the RMX 2000 management screen simplifies conference scheduling of RMX 2000 and RMX 2000/MGC mixed environments. Preconfigured to aid network installation and set up, ReadiManager SE200 is easy to use with role-based interface designs and workflow improvements for scheduling and managing conferences.

"Wainhouse Research has evaluated the performance of the ReadiManager SE200 and found that it offers a solid combination of conference and device management, scheduling, and gatekeeping," said Ira Weinstein, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research. "The greater scalability and support for HDX and RMX 2000 systems offered in Version 2.0 should make ReadiManager SE200 well suited to meet the requirements of large and small video conferencing networks containing traditional and/or high definition video systems."

The following new features have been added to ReadiManager Version 2.0:

Device Management
Support for features on RMX 2000 and HDX endpoints
Reboot Polycom Endpoints
Global Address Book support for Tandberg MXP EP
Support for 1,000 endpoints

Scheduling and Conferencing Management
Outlook plug in enhancements
Edit Conference workflow improvements
Scheduling Conference Detail enhancements
Update/change layout in conference
Add ISDN participant to ongoing conference

Ease of Use
Browser-based SE200 upgrades
Export Serial numbers to flat file
Send alert to specific email address
Download system log files

Architecture Improvements
SQL 2005 Database Support
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
Network Time Protocol

"ReadiManager SE200 version 2.0 has been designed from the ground up to support today's conferencing networks, which are a mix of H.323 and ISDN voice and video endpoints with next generation RMX 2000 conference platforms and HDX endpoints," and said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of network systems at Polycom. "Efficiently managing both scheduled and on-demand conference requirements within these mixed environments in support of collaborative communication is becoming essential. With the RMX 2000, HDX series endpoints and now the ReadiManager SE200, network administrators have the tools they require for high definition videoconferencing."

Pricing and Availability

The Polycom ReadiManager SE200 is scheduled to be available in June 2007 through certified Polycom channel partners for a manufacturer's suggested list price starting at US$18,750.

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 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 http://www.polycom.com/.

Polycom, the Polycom logo and ReadiManager are registered trademarks and HDX, RMX and MGC are trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. (C)2007, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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