TAMPA, FLA., – March 7, 2014 – AVI-SPL, the world’s leading video communications provider, today announced Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified collaboration, has named AVI-SPL North American Partner of the Year and U.S. Partner of the Year. The awards recognize AVI-SPL for successfully incorporating value-added services, resulting in high-profile customers selecting Polycom’s solutions within North America and the United States.
Polycom honored partners during TEAM Polycom 2014, the company’s annual partner conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 11-13, 2014. Polycom recognized honorees based on execution, performance, customer success, business results, and overall commitment to co-developing innovative solutions.
“In an ever-changing and rapidly evolving market place, it’s critical to have partners like AVI-SPL who can help us meet our customers’ complete business needs with transformative solutions,”said Mike Conlon, vice president of worldwide channels, Polycom. “We congratulate AVI-SPL and look forward to supporting their continued success.”
“We’re honored to be recognized as Polycom’s partner of the year for North America and the United States,” said John Zettel, chief executive officer, AVI-SPL. “AVI-SPL is dedicated to delivering the best collaboration solutions to our customers. Partnering with Polycom provides us access to the latest technologies, bringing our clients essential tools that enable more efficient and collaborative working environments through integration with UC applications in addition to voice and video services.”
“The drive for our customers to work more efficiently is leading to the wide-spread adoption of UC platforms and the growth of video,” said Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of video and unified communications, AVI-SPL. “Aligning ourselves closely with Polycom allows us to train our sales and technical staff on the latest video technology in order to provide our clients with the best solution.”
In 2013, AVI-SPL increased Polycom sales within government, education and medical by 24 percent and federal by 25 percent.
“Our success this year was truly a team effort,” said Don Mastro, executive vice president of sales, AVI-SPL. “Our partnership team and collaboration solutions engineering group worked closely with our sales team to uncover new opportunities and drive them to close. We’re honored to be recognized by Polycom and look forward to another great year in 2014.”
AVI-SPL is part of the Polycom Partner Network. The nearly 7,000 members embrace and extend Polycom’s open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive UC&C 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.
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 more than 40 offices across the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Visit www.avispl.com for more information.