PHOENIX, AZ, December 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Telesphere, a leading privately-held provider of cloud-based unified-communications-as-a-servce (UCaaS), today announced it has been named by Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), as a Platinum Level Polycom Choice Partner. The Platinum Level, the highest certification awarded by Polycom, signifies that Telesphere has met the rigorous standards required to place it within Polycom's top tier of partners. The fact that Telesphere has achieved this honor three years running -- each year since its creation -- places Telesphere among an elite group of Platinum Level Choice Partners that have a track record of demonstrating their superior ability to provide complex and intricate solutions for businesses' most specialized UC&C needs.
The Platinum Level designation indicates that Telesphere has made the investments in its technical expertise and go-to-market capabilities required to address the complex needs of today's UC&C customers. Platinum Level Polycom Choice Partners have met the program's exacting standards, including achieving and maintaining specialization in multiple areas. Polycom's Choice Partner Program emphasizes skills development, specialization, and other value added activities that help partners support the needs of their customers and improve the customer experience.
Clark Peterson, Telesphere CEO, states, "We're very pleased to have once again been awarded this designation. In alliance with Polycom, customers can be confident that Telesphere has proven it has the expertise to handle complex UC projects, from concept to installation through ongoing support and management. We also are equipped to evaluate customer needs and specify the mix of Polycom solutions to meet our customers' complex project requirements and objectives."
Polycom provides open, standards-based HD video and voice solutions powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. Polycom RealPresence solutions interoperate with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices.
"The Polycom Choice Partner Program gives customers the confidence that, by choosing Telesphere and Polycom, they're selecting a world-class team to help them design and implement a UC&C solution. By collaborating with Polycom as a Platinum Level Choice Partner, Telesphere can deliver UC&C solutions that power greater productivity and smarter conversations, transforming lives and businesses in the process," said Ron Myers, senior vice president, Global Channels at Polycom.
Polycom Solution Advisors, including those in the Polycom Choice Partner Program, are part of the Polycom Partner Network. The nearly 7,000 Polycom Partner Network members embrace and extend Polycom's open standards-based video collaboration solutions and together deliver the most complete UC&C solutions available to improve productivity, engagement, time-to-market, business continuity, as well as for unique applications across various vertical industries.
Telesphere, based in Phoenix, Ariz., is a leading, privately-held provider of UCaaS offerings nationwide. It offers carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices to businesses over its private IP MPLS network; one of the largest in the nation. Telesphere's cloud-based services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment of on-site equipment.
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