Partnership Ensures Media Suite Maintains Leadership Position Delivering Superior Value for Customers
(STAMFORD CT, NOV. 2) — HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced an agreement for HARMAN to continue the development and selling of the Polycom® RealPresence® Media Suite and support for the Polycom Video Content Management portfolio. HARMAN will leverage the expertise of its global engineering team to ensure that the Polycom Media Suite Portfolio continues to lead the market in enterprise-grade recording, streaming and content management solutions.
The Polycom RealPresence Media Suite extends HARMAN’s offerings for enterprise customers looking to add video recording, streaming and content management to their IoT strategy. HARMAN has been a key partner of Polycom’s since 2016 including aiding in research efforts in India.
“HARMAN is excited to expand our relationship with Polycom and we are looking forward to developing and releasing new features for the Media Suite and ensuring continued interoperability with Polycom’s products,” said Sandeep Kalra, SVP and GM of Digital Transformation Solutions at HARMAN Connected Services. “As enterprises continue their digital transformation, video content will remain key to enhancing user experiences in the office, home and car.”
This agreement begins January 1, 2018. As part of this partnership, HARMAN will now own the engineering development, sales and support for the following Polycom VCM products:
“Today’s announcement aligns with Polycom’s strategy to strengthen our ecosystem while focusing on our core businesses to empower customers to communicate and collaborate in new ways,” said Prateek Kathpal, Vice President, Solutions Management, Polycom. “While Polycom continues to innovate for our customers, those using the Media Suite solution can be reassured that HARMAN will continue to innovate, improve and support Media Suite moving forward.”
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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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