Polycom announces Collaborative Research Agreement with IIIT, Hyderabad

18th June 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Hyderabad, India, June 18, 2013: Polycom, an open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today in India announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad in collaborative research for development of new video collaboration products and solutions. The MoU encompasses joint research in developing video technology solutions and through this collaboration, Polycom also aims to nurture the next generation of researchers and provide a marketplace for innovations and developments by IIIT students.

Polycom and IIIT Hyderabad will also jointly engage with their respective Research & Development labs to develop unified communications-related programmes and projects which are of benefit to end-users. This mutual partnership will also allow Polycom to tap into IIIT Hyderabad’s available resource pool of IT professionals and enable Polycom’s own technology professionals to enhance their professional development and career paths through the institute’s technical courses.

The IIIT Hyderabad has evolved strong research programmes in a host of areas, with a major focus on development of technology applications. As an autonomous university in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, it has now emerged as one of the most prestigious institutes in the country, laying great emphasis on research and technology development right from undergraduate level.

Balaji Iyer, General Manager of the India Innovation Centre (R&D) at Polycom and Professor P. J. Narayanan, Director, IIIT Hyderabad represented Polycom and IIIT Hyderabad at the signing, in the presence of other senior officials.

Balaji Iyer, General Manager, R&D, Polycom India, said, “Video collaboration is a mission-critical business solution and we constantly strive to enable our customers with solutions that increase efficiency and productivity, while delivering the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The signing of the MOU with IIIT Hyderabad will result in a meaningful collaborative research effort between our teams, and reaffirms our commitment to nurturing the best talent within India.”


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