MegaPath Launches Point-to-Point Video Communications with Camera-Equipped Polycom VVX Business Media Phones

Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:15am EST

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- MegaPath one of the first voice providers to support Polycom® VVX® 500 and
Polycom® VVX® 600 Business Media Phones for point-to-point video communications
PLEASANTON, Calif.,  Feb. 28, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- MegaPath Corporation, one of
the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in
 North America, today announced it is bringing cloud-delivered UC video services
to its hosted PBX customers. The service will use plug-and-play desktop voice
and video solutions from  Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in
open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C).  

MegaPath announced its planned availability and support of high-definition (HD)
point-to-point video services for its hosted PBX customers using solutions built
around high-performance  Polycom VVX Business Media Phones  and the  Polycom VVX
Camera, which offers plug-and-play installation to instantly transform Polycom
VVX 500 and Polycom VVX 600 Business Media Phones into cost-effective,
high-resolution video collaboration environments. Users install the 720p HD
video camera simply by plugging it into the integrated USB port at the top of
the phone, and no software drivers are required, which means they can join a
video conference in a matter of seconds. The service works over existing VoIP
networks, so deployment is easy and cost-effective. In addition to the Polycom
VVX 500 and Polycom VVX 600, MegaPath currently supports face-to-face video
collaboration using the Polycom VVX 1500 Business Media Phone. With these
video-enabled Polycom phones, MegaPath's customers have access to intuitive,
expandable, business-class phones that improve productivity and simplify
business workflows through a unified communications experience.  

For MegaPath customers, the Polycom VVX 500 and Polycom VVX 600 Business Media
Phones offer convenient and cost-effective ways to deploy face-to-face
collaboration throughout the workplace. The enterprise-quality phones feature
gesture-based, multi-touch capable, capacitive touchscreens and an intuitive
user interface that delivers the familiar tap-and-swipe usability of smartphones
and tablets to the desktop. Video features include a privacy shutter, adjustable
tilt, multiple video screen modes, side-by-side and PIP (picture-in-picture)
window modes, and adjustable frame rates.  

"MegaPath customers continue to praise the ease of use, HD voice quality,
clarity and inherent supportability of the Polycom IP phone family," said  John
Scarborough, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing, MegaPath. "As the
demand for face-to-face video collaboration delivered from the cloud continues
to grow, MegaPath's support of Polycom VVX Business Media Phones meets that
demand with an affordable, superior-quality desktop voice and video solution
that exceeds their expectations and can adapt to meet their future business
needs."

"From SMBs to large enterprises, the ability to collaborate face-to-face over HD
video is becoming a standard ask for today's businesses and MegaPath now can
fulfill those requests with a plug-and-play, cloud-delivered UC video
collaboration service," said  Gary Testa, Global Vice President, Cloud and
Service Providers at Polycom. "With MegaPath's new service, enabled by Polycom
VVX Business Media Phones and the Polycom VVX Camera, video collaboration can
easily and cost-effectively become a central part of a company's workflow.
Customers want a trusted service provider who can deliver innovative solutions
that help them be more productive, and with MegaPath, that's precisely what
they'll get."

MegaPath also announced plans to support the new  Polycom VVX 300 and Polycom
VVX 400 business phones  (which Polycom announced this week) as part of its
Hosted Voice solution. MegaPath's  Hosted Voice  solution enables companies of
all sizes to reduce costs and streamline communications across all of their
business locations by consolidating to a single service provider and eliminating
the cost and management of a premises-based PBX. MegaPath's cloud-based voice
services are affordable, feature-rich solutions that deliver mobility and
collaboration features not available with traditional phone systems, including
Hosted Voice Mobile, Visual Voicemail, Find Me/Follow Me, Auto Attendant and
Call Center capabilities. Furthermore, customers leveraging MegaPath's voice and
broadband network services have greater security for voice traffic and better
overall reliability since MegaPath provides end-to-end network control with
bi-directional, real-time Quality of Service (QoS).  

MegaPath anticipates wide availability of the Polycom VVX 500 and Polycom VVX
600 point-to-point camera component in Q2 2013. To learn more about MegaPath's
voice offerings, visit  www.megapath.com/voice.

MegaPath recently published a video testimonial featuring its Hosted Voice
customer, Design Electric, which uses Polycom VVX 500 Business Media Phones and
Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 VoIP phones, as well as Polycom SoundPoint IP 650
receptionist console with sidecars. To view the Design Electric video
testimonial, visit  www.megapath.com/about/customers/videos/.   

About MegaPath  
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the
country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides
a full range of data, voice, security and hosted IT services for small, medium
and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the
carrier and service-provider markets. MegaPath helps businesses easily and
securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners
to lower costs, increase security and enhance employee productivity. To learn
more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice, security and hosted IT services,
please visit  www.megapath.com.

Media Contact:  
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

SOURCE  MegaPath

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