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Sennheiser Communications Joins Polycom’s ARENA Partner Program

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Full compatibility of Sennheiser wireless DW series and wired SH and CC series headsets with Polycom’s SoundPoint and Business Media Phones

Copenhagen, Denmark, 13th January 2011 – Sennheiser Communications, a leading supplier of premium headset solutions, today announced it has successfully joined Polycom’s ARENA partner program. Polycom, a global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, initiated the ARENA program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified communication platform to create new applications.

A key solution to the full compatibility and interoperability of Sennheiser headsets and Polycom phones is the electronic hook switch (EHS). This solution enables remote operations of Sennheiser wireless DW series headsets with various Polycom SoundPoint and Business Media Phones.

With this fully tested and compatible solution for Sennheiser DW series headsets, users can hear ring tones as well as answer / end calls while being away from their desk. Furthermore, the user is able to handle other remote key functions such as adjusting the volume and muting the headset. This freedom of movement and gained flexibility enhances productivity and user experience.

As Lars Riis Rasmussen, Strategic Alliance Manager for Sennheiser Communications, says: “The Unified Communications segment is growing at an amazing pace. All the more reason why we are excited to be a silver member of the Polycom ARENA program. Our mutual customers will not only enjoy an all-round fully tested and compatible innovative communications solution, they’ll also benefit from Sennheiser Communications’ leadership in sound quality, ease of use and comfort in combination with Polycom’s industry leading HD voice UC devices”

“Thanks to our cooperation with Sennheiser Communications, Polycom can provide end users with a complete, tried-and-tested communications solution,” explained Tim O’Neil, Polycom ARENA program. “This means we are leading the way toward Unified Communications – giving our mutual customers an all-round, seamless user experience with a focus on efficiency and high performance.”

For more information please contact:
Sennheiser UK Ltd – Steve Dalton – Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: +44 (0) 1494 551 535 – E-mail: sdalton@sennheiser.co.uk


About Sennheiser Communications
Sennheiser Communications is the result of a joint venture between the electro acoustics specialist Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG and the hearing healthcare specialist William Demant Holding Group. Decades of experience in professional music and hearing healthcare has helped the eight-year-old company produce award-winning, innovative headsets.For more information about Sennheiser Communications, visit www.senncom.com.

About Polycom ARENA
Polycom ARENA is an ecosystem program designed to expand new applications for Polycom’s collaboration technology and accelerate the delivery of new solutions for customers in a variety of industries by enabling software applications providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video and content collaborative solutions. Customers benefit from the industry expertise of Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners who are building standards-based solutions that fully interoperate with the Polycom unified collaboration platform and installed base of video conferencing systems. Additional information is available at www.polycom.com/ARENA.