26.08.09

Polycom announces certified partners

Polycom, telepresence, video and voice communications specialist, has revealed its first certified partners in Europe the Middle East and Africa.

The Partner Certification Programme publicly recognises the channel partners that Polycom thinks have grown their organisation with proven experience in collaborative communication solutions. Polycom also says the certification should ensure standardised levels of technical skills, a proven commitment and expertise in the areas of service and support, processes, and technologies.

“We are fully committed to further strengthening our partnerships and continuing our value-based channel strategy,” said Bob Farahar, director of Global Partners, Alliances and Channels, at Polycom in EMEA. “With the Polycom Partner Certification Programme, we can ensure that we are working with top-notch partners, jointly driving business and delivering outstanding technology and support to the end-user. We’re delighted to welcome the following partners to our programme.”

Platinum Certified Partners – these partners have earned the highest endorsement from Polycom and are certified to deploy the full breadth of Polycom solutions. The first Platinum partners are:
· Croc, Russia
· Stel Computer Systems, Russia
· Dimension Data, South Africa
· Internet Videocommunications, UK
· Videocall, UK
· Unitronics, Spain

Gold Certified Partners – these partners should have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to implement technology solutions that match customers’ exact business needs. Polycom’s first Gold partners are:
· Audio Visual Machines, UK
· First Connections, UK
· Comptek, Kazakhstan
· MVC, Germany
· STV Video Data, Sweden
· Symetria AG, Switzerland

Channel Development Distributors – these partners are those that offer enhanced support to Resellers. They have demonstrated a high level of sales and technical competency and support Resellers during the sales process with customer demonstrations, the loan of demonstration equipment and Marketing resource and collateral. Certified as the first Channel Development Distributors are:
· Imago, UK
· Imago, France
· Imago, Benelux
· Westcon, UK
· Avicon, Russia
· FVC, UAE
· Videnda, Ireland