The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has selected Polycom as the primary unified communications provider for its Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) project within its new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The means that Polycom is responsible for building a viable unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) service that can be used across the NATO organisation to support decision making, collaboration and coordination.
In line with that, Polycom has equipped NATO with its RealPresence Platform — a hybrid Video Collaboration (VTC), Voice and Data solution — to extend NATO's reach to its employees, military commands and deployed units. Additionally, the solution will provide flexibility and capability to secure collaborative communications regardless of the condition and location.
Polycom will also equip NATO's headquarters with 2,500 of its VVX business media voice end points for use with Skype For Business. This new infrastructure and operations is all about return on investment, saving resources, expanding applications and maintaining advantages for NATO. While the initial deployment at NATO's new headquarters will be focused on generalised services, the RealPresence Platform offers the scalability to increase to a more comprehensive UC&C infrastructure that will help power the organisation's "new ways of working" approach.
Sean Berg, Vice President of Public Sector at Polycom, said: "Communications are integral to any organisation. However it plays an absolutely essential role in not only NATO's initiatives, but the security and well-being of millions of citizens around the world. Polycom is proud to play a critical role in providing a superior user experience while ensuring NATO's communication is never compromised."
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