Nimans Strengthens Polycom Partnership

Distributor Nimans has propelled itself to the forefront of the IP handset arena after securing access to Polycom’s complete voice-enabled range as well as its Microsoft OCS integrated voice and video solutions.

The move is being seen as a significant step forward by Nimans which has galvanised its long-term relationship with global conferencing giant Polycom – further accelerating the growth in unified communications.

“We now have a direct relationship with Polycom to cover all their IP handset range, primarily based on hosted solutions,” confirmed Nimans’ Head of Conferencing and Handset Sales, Ian Brindle. “This creates a powerful proposition and many new opportunities for resellers to take advantage of, such as service, convenience and technical expertise.”

Nimans is forecasting a 35% year-on-year growth for IP hosted end points across the industry and can offer resellers a fast and quick route to capitalise on new business opportunities – based on a pre-provisioning service where devices will be pre-configured to speed up on site installations.

Nimans has also added Polycom’s complete Microsoft OCS certified portfolio – from the CX100 USB speakerphone and new CX500 and CX600 IP phones to the CX3000 IP conferencing unit and CX5000 unified conference station.

Brindle concluded: “Many major companies are embracing OCS technology in terms of live meetings and Nimans is now at the forefront of the supply chain. The big message is that right from hosted solutions though to integration with unified comms via OCS, anything under the Polycom voice umbrella is available through Nimans. It’s a massive increase in our range which builds on our industry-leading pedigree across Europe and beyond in the audio conferencing arena.

“The growth opportunities for Nimans, and more importantly our resellers are massive as we become a one-stop-shop for Polycom voice solutions for all scenarios – from entry level technology to the highest specifications.”

Glynn Jones, Polycom’s Vice President, Voice Sales EMEA, remarked: “Polycom voice communication solutions drive the speed of business around the globe with the right endpoints and applications to satisfy any communication need. We are very pleased to see our long-term trusted partner Nimans take a major step forward and significantly expand its offering.”

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