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NZ Partner Smartpresence Wins Polycom APAC Excellence in Industry Award

Polycom Honours Top Partners at TEAM Polycom 2016

CoE 2016

NEW ZEALAND – January 20, 2016: Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), has announced the winners of its 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards at TEAM Polycom 2016, the company’s annual partner conference which was held in Nashville, Tennessee. During a special awards ceremony, Polycom recognised partner companies that excel at incorporating value-added solutions and services which create lasting value for customers. These partners also demonstrate the highest level of expertise in implementing Polycom’s solutions, while delivering best-in-class performance and exceptional sales results. New Zealand partner, Smartpresence Limited won a Polycom APAC Excellence in Industry Award for the second consecutive year.

“As the modern workplace rapidly goes through a digital and business transformation, customer environments and needs are changing. Our partners are a critical part of the Polycom family, working with customers every day, to meet their business needs and provide the right solutions,” said Geoff Thomas, President, Polycom Asia Pacific. “Together with our valued partners, we help organisations of all sizes and industries leverage the power of collaboration and build the workplace of the future. We are proud to recognise our top-performing partners that help change the face of collaboration.”

Honourees are part of the Polycom Partner Network, a global ecosystem of partners. Members embrace and extend Polycom's open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive collaboration solutions for the enterprise and across vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment and across business functions such as human resources, facilities, engineering and sales.

“Being awarded APAC Excellence in Industry from Polycom for the second year in a row is a testament to our strong partnership, the hard work of our team, and our commitment to our customers, said John Kandiliotis, Director of Sales, Smartpresence Limited. “We appreciate this recognition from Polycom and also thank our strategic partners for their loyalty to Smartpresence. We are excited about the opportunities moving forward with Polycom’s industry leading unified communications solutions.”


Polycom Circle of Excellence Awards, Global

  • Alliance Partner of the Year: Microsoft
  • Distribution Partner of the Year – Asia Pacific: Nanjing Southern TelecomCo., Ltd.
  • Distribution Partner of the Year – Americas: ScanSource Communications
  • Distribution Partner of the Year – EMEA: Imago ScanSource
  • Service Provider of the Year: 8x8, Inc.
  • Systems Integrator of the Year: Dimension Data
  • Service Partner of the Year: Visual Systems Group, Inc.
  • Partner of the Year – Asia Pacific: Otsuka Corporation
  • Partner of the Year – Americas : CDW
  • Partner of the Year – EMEA: Gamma


Polycom Circle of Excellence Awards for Asia Pacific           

  • Distributor of the Year: Digital China (China) Limited
  • Growth Partner of the Year: AGC Networks, Ltd.
  • Asia Pacific Partner of the Year:  Progility Technologies Private Limited

Circle of Excellence Partner of the Year Achievers by Country/Region

  • Australia & New Zealand: Optus Business
  • Greater China: Jiangsu Qunli Modern Science Technology Develop Co., Ltd.
  • Greater China: Ingram Micro (China) Limited
  • India: Cadensworth India Ltd.                            
  • Japan: Otsuka Corporation
  • Korea: SBCK Corp. 
  • South East Asia : Sun Ivy International Inc

Polycom APAC Excellence in Industry Awards

  • Australia & New Zealand: Smartpresence Limited
    • Greater China: Beijing Zhizhen Communication Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd.
    • India: Inspira Enterprise India Pvt., Ltd.
    • Japan: Princeton, Ltd.
    • Korea: TechData Co., Ltd.
    • South East Asia: Planet Communications Asia Public Company Limited

Polycom APAC Excellence in Innovation Awards

  • Australia & New Zealand: Communicloud Pty., Ltd.
  • Greater China: Beijing Transtrue Technology Inc.
  • India: Beetel Teletech Ltd.
  • Japan: UNIADEX, Ltd.
  • Korea: V2C Co., Ltd.
  • South East Asia: ADEMAX Joint Stock Company

Polycom Excellence in Marketing Awards

  • Asia Pacific & Japan: Cross Point Telecom Pte. Ltd.
  • Greater China: Beijing Xinliwenhao Technology Development Co., Ltd.
  • EMEA: Videocall


Polycom Technology Partner Innovation Awards 

  • Grand Prize: Deltapath for Deltapath® Video Mobility Controller (VMC) integration with Polycom video solutions
  • Finalist: Event Zero for UC Commander Polycom Device Provisioning
  • Finalist: Shure for Shure Microflex™ Wireless Microphones integration with Polycom conference room solutions

Award nominations were reviewed by a panel of Polycom executives from around the world to select 2015 Polycom Circle of Excellence honorees.



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