Lenovo and Polycom announced an agreement to deliver Polycom RealPresence HD video and HD voice solutions on Lenovo laptops and tablets.
As per a company release, 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.
“Our customers choose Lenovo computing products as part of a complete technology solution and by embedding Polycom RealPresence video collaboration software in our devices, we are delivering extra value to customers by allowing them to easily collaborate face-to-face with anyone from anywhere,” said Rich Cheston, Distinguished Engineer and master inventor, Lenovo.
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.
“Embedded delivery of Polycom video collaboration software on industry leading devices, such as Lenovo, adds a new and critical route to market for Polycom,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Chief Development Officer, Polycom.
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, the company said.
“The powerful combination of Lenovo’s computing technology and Polycom’s unified communications and video collaboration solutions represents a growing sales and services opportunity for our channel partners,” said Kirk Robinson, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Micro Commercial Markets, U.S. “As a preferred distribution partner for Lenovo and Polycom, Ingram Micro is pleased to play an integral role in the go-to-market strategy for these collaborative, all-in-one solutions.”