Polycom, Inc. was incorporated in December 1990 in Delaware. The Company provides an open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice, video and content collaboration solutions. Its solutions ...are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich application programming interfaces (APIs) that interoperate with a set of communication, business, mobile, and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration across different environments. The Company sells its solutions through a high-touch sales model that leverages its network of channel partners, including distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators, communications services providers, and retailers. The Company serves in th...ree geographical segments; Americas, EMEA and APAC. Its products and solutions are; UC Group Systems, which includes immersive telepresence, group video and group voice systems. UC Platform, which includes collaboration servers, virtualization management "distributed media optimization", resource management, recording and streaming, open API's and remote access technologies that constitute the RealPresence Platform, and UC Personal Devices, which includes desktop video devices and desktop voice products. The Company markets and sells its products through a network of strategic, service provider, and channel partners, including Anixter, AT&T, BT, Digital China Holdings Limited, Dimension Data Holdings plc, Imago Group plc, Nanjing Southern Telecom Co., NETXUSA, ScanSource Communications, Westcon, and many others. It also sells with several partners including; Microsoft, BroadSoft and IBM and ecosystem of technology partners. It competes in the UC&C market with products and solutions that enable voice, video and content collaboration on-premises, across intranets, extranets, mobile devices, and the Internet via its customer premises-based RealPresence Platform, web-based social-collaboration business platforms, and video collaboration-as-a-service offerings delivered from the cloud. These competitors include but are not limited to Cisco Systems, Inc., Logitech International S.A., Avaya Inc., Vidyo, Inc., Blue Jeans Networks, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., ZTE Corporation, ClearOne, Aastra Technologies Limited, Snom, Yealink, and others. The Company relies on a combination of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret laws and confidentiality procedures to protect its proprietary rights. Its products and services are subject to various federal, state, local, and foreign laws and regulations.