ADP Dealer Services Launches Hosted Video Service with Camera-Equipped Polycom® VVX® Business Media Phones

Post Date: 
05-22-2013

ADP Dealer Services answers growing demand from businesses of all sizes to make face-to-face collaboration a core part of the workplace

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, May 22, 2013 — ADP Dealer Services, a leading global technology solutions partner dedicated to helping Dealerships drive measurable results across every area of their operation, today announced it is bringing cloud-delivered video services to SMBs and enterprises. The service will use plug-and-play desktop solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C).
 
ADP Dealer Services new service allows users to easily collaborate face-to-face with colleagues, partners and customers across a broad range of standards-based video platforms. The service is built around high-performance Polycom VVX Business Media Phones and the Polycom VVX Camera, which offer plug-and-play installation to instantly transform Polycom VVX 500 and Polycom VVX 600 Business Media Phones into cost-effective, high-resolution video collaboration environments. Users install the 720p HD video camera simply by plugging it into the integrated USB port at the top of thephone, and no software drivers are required, which means they can join a video conference in a matter of seconds. The service works over existing VoIP networks, so deployment is easy and cost-effective.
 
For ADP Dealer Services customers, the Polycom VVX 500 and VVX 600 Business Media Phones offer convenient and cost-effective ways to deploy point-to-point video collaboration throughout the workplace.
 
The carrier-grade phones feature touchscreens and an intuitive user interface that delivers the familiar tap-and-swipe usability of smart phones and tablets to the desktop. Video features include a privacy shutter, adjustable tilt, multiple video screen modes, side-by-side and PIP (picture-in-picture) window modes, and adjustable frame rates.
 
According to a 2013 worldwide survey of almost 5,000 enterprise video users, respondents identified increased efficiency and productivity as the top benefit of video conferencing. The survey, conducted by Wainhouse Research and Polycom, also revealed that almost two-thirds (64%) of respondents use video conferencing daily or weekly.
 
“The ability to collaborate face-to-face over video is becoming a standard ask for today’s businesses, and ADP Dealer Services now can fulfill those requests with a plug-and-play, cloud-delivered video UC, service,” said Gary Testa, Global Vice President, Cloud and Service Providers at Polycom. “With ADP Dealer Services new service, enabled by Polycom VVX Business Media Phones and the VVX Camera, video collaboration can easily and cost-effectively become a central part of a company’s workflow. Customers want a trusted service provider who can deliver innovative solutions that help them be more productive, and with ADP Dealer Services, that’s precisely what they’ll get.”
 
“The hosted voice industry is evolving, and adding video to what used to be voice only calls is a natural next step,” said Brian Talbott, an ADP IP Telephony Program Manager. “With the Polycom VVX phones, video at the desktop and can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively. We’re very excited to be able to offer this powerful new feature to our customers and we’re convinced that there’s no better platform for face-to-face collaboration than Polycom.”
 
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ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP), with more than $10 billion in revenues and approximately 600,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience and a global footprint spanning more than 40 countries, ADP offers a wide range of human resourcepayrolltalent managementtax and benefits administration solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at www.adp.com.
 
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