3Com will resell Polycom technologies through its network of resellers and distributors, in a deal announced this week by the two companies.
Described as a strategic co-branding agreement, the deal calls for 3Com to OEM and jointly market Polycoms wired IP desktop and conference phones. The companies also intend to include future integration in areas such as voice over wireless LAN, mobility and integration of popular business applications such as CRM and VOIP security.
“The combination of 3Coms strong distribution network with Polycoms voice technology expertise makes this the ideal solution for our customers,” said Sunil Bhalla, senior vice president and general manager of Voice Communications for Polycom, in a statement.
“…And with the addition of 3Com as a strategic distribution and technology partner, we look forward to deepening our relationship by expanding our efforts into key areas such as wireless and business productivity applications,” Bhalla added.