Polycom Names AVI-SPL U.S. Partner of the Year

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:01am EST

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia,  Feb. 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- AVI-SPL, the
world's leading video communications provider, today announced  Polycom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications
and collaboration, has named the company U.S. Partner of the Year. AVI-SPL
received the award at TEAM Polycom 2013, the company's annual sales and partner
conference, held in  Vancouver, British Columbia,  February 4-7, 2013.

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"AVI-SPL is our partner of the year for  the United States  because they
continue to evolve and grow with Polycom," said  Mike Conlon, Polycom U.S.
channels director. "AVI-SPL is recognized by customers for their distinction in
solving challenges with the successful deployment of complex UC solutions."

"Being recognized as Polycom's partner of the year for the U.S. reflects our
commitment to delivering the highest-level of Polycom video communication
solutions and our managed services platform," said AVI-SPL CEO  John Zettel.  

AVI-SPL was honored with this award for improved business performance in 2012,
in addition to innovative customer focus, and exceptional sales and marketing
engagement with Polycom. In 2012, AVI-SPL increased year over year Polycom sales
by 26 percent and grew business in the federal market by 161 percent. The
successful year was led by AVI-SPL's Partner Alliance Manager  Brian Mermon,
National Director of Video Solutions Engineering  Shai Moshe  and Vice President
of Federal Sales  Mike Garvey.  

"We're honored to receive the Partner of the Year award from Polycom," said  Don
Mastro, executive vice president of sales, AVI-SPL. "We're committed to building
and maintaining strong partner relationships with the top video communications
manufacturers. Those relationships enable us to train our sales and technical
staff on the latest technology so we can connect our clients with the very best

AVI-SPL is 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 to deliver comprehensive unified communication and
collaboration solutions for the enterprise, as well as applications to support a
growing number of use cases across vertical industries such as healthcare,
education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and
entertainment. As part of the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers,
ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies can
work with Polycom and each other to deliver tailored solutions for the
multi-faceted needs of today's organizations.

About AVI-SPL  
As the world's leading video communications partner, AVI-SPL designs, builds and
supports the systems and environments that enable communication and
collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers
throughout 40 offices across  the United States,  Mexico,  Canada, the  United
Kingdom  and  Dubai. Visit  www.avispl.com  for more information or connect with
AVI-SPL on  Twitter,  Facebook,  LinkedIn  and  Pinterest.

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and
collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by
more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by
the Polycom RealPresence Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and
rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business,
mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000
partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best
user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit 
www.polycom.com  or connect with us on  Twitter,  Facebook, and  LinkedIn.  


Krystle Czajkowski, AVI-SPL, +1-813-884-7168, ext. 2273 ,

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