Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes - 3rd May 2012 - ipcortex and Polycom simplify deployment of business multimedia phones with zero touch auto provisioning

ipcortex, the British, standards-based UC vendor, have announced that zero touch auto provisioning is now available for the VVX 500, the newest addition to Polycom's business media phone range. Believed to be the first open PBX to offer such complete provisioning functionality, the development radically simplifies the process of deploying the high performance, touch screen media phones in an open standards environment.

ipcortex CEO Rob Pickering commented, "We're delighted to be able to add the VVX 500 to the list of devices that auto provision with our system. As the industry speculates about the future of the desk phone, and the impact of the emerging BYOD trend, handset vendors need to commit to innovation if desk phones are to remain relevant and useful. Polycom are clearly demonstrating this commitment with the VVX range and the affordable VVX 500, which I believe has moved the goal posts for desk phone development. Many of our resellers have been very quick to add the VVX 500 to their demo environments and we're already seeing them quoted into a number of our larger, 300+ user opportunities, where the auto provisioning makes a staggering difference to the time taken to deploy the system."

Polycom EMEA, director of IP Telephony sales, Chris Wortt, added "Polycom are pleased with the innovative "ease of use" initiatives ipcortex are bringing to the IP telephony market. ipcortex are a strong Polycom partner in the UK. The combination of ipcortex' standards based SIP Call control and the VVX500, Polycom's next generation, gesture based business media phone, will deliver real value to customers who want to take advantage of robust, feature rich call control capabilities. . Moving forward ipcortex and Polycom will be enabling video collaboration via the VVX500 and Real Time Applications such as social media and business management tools including CRM and Communications Enabled Business Process via the touch interface of the VVX500."

About ipcortex

ipcortex design and develop disarmingly simple standards based PBX and Unified Communications systems for on-premise and 'in the cloud' applications. We focus on delivering the capabilities companies require today when securing control over their UC infrastructure, whilst open standards deliver the interoperability and service model that will be required in the transition to cloud computing. We pride ourselves on delivering open, honest and trusted support, to and through, our fast growing network of certified resellers.

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About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organisations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers, and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best total cost of ownership, interoperability, scalability, and security - on-premises, hosted, or cloud delivered.

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