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Colubris Networks Joins Polycom ARENA Program
 
(2/6/2008)

Waltham, Mass. - Colubris Networks, the leading global provider of intelligent wireless LANs (WLANs) for enterprises and service providers, today announced it has joined the Polycom ARENA partner program and its Wireless Client Bridge 200 (WCB-200) is being integrated with the Polycom HDX line of mobile telemedicine carts to deliver a mobile telemedicine solution for fast-paced healthcare organizations. Polycom, a leader in unified collaboration communications, initiated the ARENA program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry-leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications.

To help today’s fast-paced healthcare organizations deliver advanced collaboration and communications services to users – anytime, anywhere – Colubris has integrated its WCB-200 with the Polycom HDX Practitioner Cart, a portable and mobile high-definition (HD) telemedicine solution that delivers real-time interactive voice, video and content collaboration with connectivity to medical peripheral devices for effective and high-quality medical interactions. The combined solution provides a secure way to share video, images and voice in a completely mobile environment, enabling physicians and nurses to communicate more effectively with instant access to vital imaging information, whether at a patient’s bedside or in the lab.

“The integrated Colubris and Polycom solution addresses the demand for mobile communications in the healthcare market to improve productivity, accelerate decision making and reduce costs,” said Tom Racca, vice president of marketing at Colubris Networks. “As an ARENA partner, we can deliver an integrated mobile telemedicine solution that is easy to deploy and can help busy healthcare professionals deliver quality services faster and more efficiently.”

The Colubris Wireless Client Bridge is ideal for telemedicine applications because it optimizes the delivery of time-sensitive, interactive video and voice, based on customized quality of service (QoS) and security policies. It is fully interoperable with any 802.11 standards-based network and, when used with a Colubris WLAN infrastructure, can be centrally managed by the Colubris Network Management System.

“Polycom’s ARENA program is focused on creating unique solutions such as this integrated mobile video telemedicine offering with Colubris Networks that address real-world application needs for collaboration in growing market segments like healthcare,” said Mark Roberts, vice president, Polycom ARENA program. “We are pleased to welcome Colubris into the Polycom ARENA program and look forward to working with them to deliver this important solution to customers.”

As part of the Polycom ARENA partner program, Colubris will leverage the Polycom platform, brand and channels to bring this solution to market. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video and content collaborative solutions.

About Polycom ARENA

Polycom ARENA is an ecosystem program designed to expand new applications for Polycom’s collaboration technology and accelerate the delivery of new solutions for customers in a variety of industries by enabling software applications providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video and content collaborative solutions. Customers benefit from the industry expertise of Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners who are building standards-based solutions that fully interoperate with the Polycom unified collaboration platform and installed base of video conferencing systems. Additional information is available at www.polycom.com/ARENA.

About Colubris

Colubris Networks is the leading global provider of intelligent wireless networks (WLANs) for enterprises and service providers. Its optimized WLAN switching systems deliver unmatched bandwidth efficiency, seamless mobility and secure, easy access for thousands of organizations and 40 million users worldwide. With its “future proof” architecture, Colubris provides organizations with the most cost-effective migration from legacy standards to 802.11n. Its systems unify and integrate with existing network infrastructures, as well as security and management systems. Colubris’ numerous recognitions include Red Herring’s top 100 private companies in North America, Fierce Wireless Fierce 15, CRN’s Emerging Tech Vendors and Mobile Trax Mobility Award. For more information, visit Colubris on the Web at www.colubris.com.

 
 
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