|[February 25, 2013]
Polycom Powers TED2013 Conference With HD Video Collaboration
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that
TED, the global nonprofit organization known for "Ideas Worth
Spreading," is using Polycom (News - Alert)® RealPresence® video collaboration
solutions at this week's annual TED conference (February 25 - March 1)
to connect its two principal locations - TED2013 in Long Beach and
TEDActive2013 in Palm Springs, Calif. - via immersive HD video. This is
the second straight year that TED is using Polycom video collaboration
solutions during its premier conference.
The Polycom-powered HD video solution will enable TED to deliver a live,
full conference simulcast in Palm Springs, as well as interactive
conversations between the two conference sites - with TEDActive host
Kelly Stoetzel and audience members in Palm Springs interacting
'face-to-face' with TED2013 curator and host Chris Anderson on the main
stage in Long Beach during TED2013, "The Young. The Wise. The
Undiscovered." Polycom secure video collaboration solutions provide
high-quality video (up to 1080p60 resolution), crystal clear audio, very
low latency and robust reliability, delivering an experience that is as
lifelike as being there in person, at a significantly lower price than
"TED is at the forefront of sharing the most innovative and
thought-provoking ideas around the world, and we are honored to once
again help TED enhance the collaboration experience of their annual
conference with secure Polycom HD video solutions," said Andy Miller,
president and CEO of Polycom. "The ideas exchanged at TED have the power
to change the world, and Polycom has long embraced that spirit through
the technologies we deliver. Polycom video collaboration solutions
eliminate the barriers of distance, and have helped our customers to
save lives with remote stroke diagnoses, educate students in some of the
world's most underserved communities, reduce the cost to deliver needed
government services, and get to market faster with new products or
"TED collaborates with the world's most groundbreaking brands, and we
are pleased to work with Polycom to extend the reach of TED, and to
drive more collaboration and dialogue through the use of their video
technology," said Chris Anderson, curator and host, TED.
To provide thousands of attendees between Long Beach and Palm Springs
with a face-to-face experience, TED2013 is using the new Polycom®
RealPresence® Group 500 system (part of Group Series), Polycom's
next-generation of HD video collaboration room systems that deliver a
completely redesigned user interface (UI), the industry's best HD video
(up to 1080p60 resolution) for live video or content sharing, and
crystal-clear HD audio. Polycom video room systems are used in a variety
of environments including auditoriums, personal workspaces and corporate
meeting rooms. Polycom also offers a full range of standards-based video
collaboration solutions for any enironment or device, including
executive desktops and immersive theaters, and software for laptops,
PCs, tablets, smartphones, and web browsers.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED
has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple
initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading
thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Many of these talks are then
made available, free, at�TED.com.
TED speakers have included Bill Gates (News - Alert), Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert,
Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi
Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference
takes place each spring, along with the TEDActive simulcast. The annual
TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED's media initiatives include�TED.com,
where new�TED Talks�are posted daily; the�Open
Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive
transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the
short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual�TED
Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world
get help translating�their wishes into action;�TEDx,
which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized
TED-style events around the world, and the�TED
Fellows�program, helping world-changing innovators from around the
globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter (News - Alert) at�http://twitter.com/TEDNews,
or on Facebook (News - Alert) at http://www.facebook.com/TED.
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video
collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world.
Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence®
Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that
interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile
and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment.�Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO.�Visit www.polycom.com
or connect with us on Twitter,
to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
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