Lenovo and Polycom to Deliver RealPresence Video Software and Voice Communications to PCs and Mobile

Lenovo and Polycom, today announced an agreement to deliver Polycom RealPresence HD video and HD Voice solutions on Lenovo laptops and tablets. The two companies will develop innovative solutions that optimize and embed Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions on Lenovo laptops and tablets to deliver high-quality collaboration experiences to end-users from any location. Polycom and Lenovo are ensuring a number of devices – including select laptops in the ThinkPad T, X, L, and W Series – are Polycom-ready, providing certification and assurance that the device will perform optimally with Polycom solutions.

Lenovo is the first PC manufacturer to announce plans to deliver Polycom-ready products. Additionally, the companies are planning to deliver Polycom-powered solutions that embed select Lenovo desktops, laptops, and tablets with Polycom RealPresence HD video and HD Voice collaboration software. Lenovo will also resell Polycom's personal and group communication accessories worldwide to help customers achieve a complete communications solution.

In the first half of 2012, Lenovo will offer select ThinkPad tablets and laptops that are certified Polycom-ready, specifically for Polycom RealPresence Mobile and Polycom RealPresence Desktop software.The companies are also working to embed Polycom-powered software on Lenovo products to extend powerful HD video collaboration beyond the conference room.

With a simple click of a mouse, RealPresence Desktop makes it easy for companies to drive video collaboration and content sharing via video more broadly throughout the organization and also across firewalls in B2B and mobile videoconferences. RealPresence Mobile, a free-to-download software application, is the first enterprise solution for tablets that extends HD video collaboration beyond traditional office boundaries with the same enterprise-class security and legendary experience Polycom customers expect in a conference room. Polycom's mobile video collaboration solutions are powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform.