Polycom Phonies Answer the Call Again

Techvibes is a media sponsor of the Vancouver Canary Derby and Polycom has entered a team.

“We hope that, even in a small way, our efforts and those of other participants will mean more smiles, more hugs, and many more years together for families touched by cancer.”

Polycom once again is participating in the Canary Derby in hopes “that someday, a discovery from the Canary Foundation will make all the difference for someone and their family.”

Although Zachary Blair would not give away too many secrets about Polycom’s soapbox car, he did make it clear that it was “meticulously engineered and gruelingly road tested.” Polycom’s soapbox, also known as the Polycom-Phonie-Mobile, “is a testament to what’s possible when people and plywood get together.”

In regards to fundraising, Polycom employees have been holding bake sales, barbeques and many other events to collect donations. Polycom’s fundraising goal this year is $5,000 towards Canary Foundation’s early cancer detection.

Polycom, a multinational corporation, delivers innovative telepresence and voice communication solutions to customers. Their vision is to enable people to connect any time, any place, and with any device in a virtual experience as natural as actually being there. Polycom has approximately 2,700 employees worldwide, including about 65 at their Burnaby R&D facility.

Polycom’s Vancouver presence dates back to its 2001 acquisition of Vancouver-based Circa Communications, a developer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony products. Today Polycom continues to develop VoIP solutions at its Burnaby R&D facility, including the iconic tricorn-shaped SoundStation IP conference phones and the new WX 1500 business media phone.

Although Polycom is present in 40 different countries, it is often able to avoid frequent travel expenses by using Polycom unified communications (UC) solutions. In fact, Polycom employees conduct about 975,000 video-conferences each year over Polycom’s global network.

To find out more information on Polycom, visit them at polycom.com.

For more information on the Canary Derby, please visit: www.canaryderby.com. See you September 25th!