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Whaleback Managed Services Offers New Polycom(R) VVX(R) 500 Multimedia Business Phone

Now Shipping Business Phone With One-Touch Access to Voice, Video, and Web Content and Unified Communications at Great Price (December 19, 2011)

PORTSMOUTH, NH -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/11 -- Whaleback Managed Services, the leader in managed business services, announced today it was selected as one of two beta sites and is an authorized reseller for the Polycom® VVX® 500 -- the new high quality, all-in-one business phone that provides one touch access to multimedia and unified communications from Whaleback's award-winning Crystal Blue Managed Services for improved productivity at a great price. Polycom, Inc., the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), unveiled the Polycom VVX 500 in October.

The Polycom VVX 500 multimedia phone is an all-in-one, desktop productivity tool for the knowledge worker and busy professional that combines a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone, with high definition audio, streaming video, instant access to applications and web content, and best-in-class unified communications (UC). An optional USB video camera, with planned availability in 2012, will transform the new phone into a fully functioning HD video conferencing system. The VVX 500 expands the Polycom RealPresence™ desktop line and introduces the lowest price point yet to the industry's first business media phone product line, which Polycom debuted in 2009.

"As an award-winning optimized cloud-based managed voice service and unified communications provider, as well as longstanding Polycom partner, we were thrilled to be a beta site for the Polycom VVX 500 and have found it to perform beautifully," said Karil Reibold, CEO and President at Whaleback. "Polycom's next generation phone is well matched with our CrystalBlue Managed Service -- both are focused on providing flexible, economical, highest quality business communications to help companies focus on running their business, improve productivity and reduce costs."

Features of the Polycom VVX 500 include:

  • Up to 12 line appearances, full-featured phone
  • Interactive color touch screen UI
  • Streaming media video playback
  • Polycom HD Voice™
  • Video conferencing via external USB cam (coming post FCS)
  • Full Browser (Webkit)
  • Rich telephony features
  • Supports expansion modules
    • Headset & Accessories: RJ9 wired headsets, Wireless connectivity via electronic hook-switch, read headset, Tech bulletin: USB wired headsets, Wireless USB headsets coming soon
    • Call transfers

Benefits of Whaleback's Managed Voice Services include:

  • Companies use and pay for only what they need, when they need it
  • Access to highly trained support professionals
  • Guaranteed full end-to-end support
  • Centralized proactive monitoring and management
  • Remote problem identification and resolution
  • Business continuity planning and coordination

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security -- on-premises, hosted or cloud delivered. Visit or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Whaleback Managed Services
Whaleback Managed Services is a leading provider of cloud-based managed business services for small and medium enterprises. Whaleback's' end-to-end, business-class voice services enhance productivity and reduce operational and capital expenses by offering flexible, feature-rich VoIP calling packages, proactive, centralized monitoring and management, and high-touch customer service. Whaleback's optimized cloud-based managed voice services are used by customers with single and multi-site environments in industries including retail, legal, financial, real estate, service, medical, construction, food, tourism and more. For more information about Whaleback Managed Services visit

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