Reference ChecksBy Joshua Weinberger | Posted 2003-05-12 Print
Polycom may have thought—by expanding from audioconferencing to videoconferencing to desktop conferencing—it could please all the people, all the time.
Polycom Reference Checks
Project Manager, I.S.
Project: Glass-fiber company uses
55 Polycom 512s
primarily for manufacturing meetings and company broadcasts.
(216) 231-7830 ext. 127
Project: Cleveland-based firm uses a PictureTel 970 about once a week for concept-development client meetings.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Network Services Consultant
Project: One PictureTel Concord and roughly a dozen Polycom 512s have been deployed over the last few years.
Senior Engineer, I.T.
Project: A longtime videoconferencer, the technology firm bought 3 Polycoms in 2002.
National Public Radio
Audio Engineering Supervisor
Project: Relies on four Polycom units to keep staffers in Washington and Los Angeles connected.
Hajrudin O. Beca
Project: With one of the world's largest videoconferencing networks, the international organization relies mostly on Polycom units, along with some leftover PictureTels (and one very prominent Tandberg unit).
U.S. Postal Service
Robert L. Otto
Project: Tried desktop PictureTels before the quality was there; after years on PictureTel and Polycom room systems, the agency is ready to give desktop videoconferencing another go.
|Polycom Operating Results *|
|Earnings per share||-$0.02||$0.27||-$0.33|
|*Fiscal year ends Dec. 31; 2003YTD reflects first three months|
|§ '01, '02 include acquisition-related costs; ^Includes $17M for|
|§ '01, '02 include acquisition-related costs; ^Includes $17M for amortization of purchased intangibles; $1.6M for restructuring|
|Cash & equivalents||$174M|
|Market value at 4/29||$959M/font>|
|**As of March 31, except as noted|
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