X2O Media Takes First Place in Polycom's App Development Contest
X2O Platform Drives Winning Live and On-Demand Video Content Delivery App Using Polycom(R) RealPresence(R) APIs
MONTREAL -- Feb. 11, 2013 -- X2O Media, a provider of software for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that the company has won first place in Polycom, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: PLCM) first ever App Development Contest. The contest challenged individuals and companies to submit solutions using Polycom(R) RealPresence(R) open application programming interfaces (APIs) to extend the value of the Polycom RealPresence Platform. X2O Media won the grand prize with an application that delivers live and on-demand video content to digital signage screens, Polycom VVX(R) IP phones, and video kiosks.
Announced during Polycom's annual sales and partner conference in Vancouver, winners of the App Development Contest were determined by a panel of judges based on five criteria: commercial applicability, user experience, productivity, third-party application integration, and innovation. Driven by the newly released X2O platform, X2O Media's winning application uses APIs for Polycom video content management, video conferencing, and IP phone systems to provide a comprehensive multichannel video delivery solution. For example, a live training session conducted via video conferencing can be delivered to a variety of devices, making the training content available on the user's device of choice.
The X2O platform makes it easier than ever for businesses and organizations to communicate key messages and data to the right person, at the right time, and on the right device using stunning TV-like channels. Built using the HTML5 standard, the X2O platform features intuitive, drag-and-drop authoring tools to let users quickly create media-rich channels featuring HD video, still images, 3D animations, PowerPoint(R) slides, and data-driven graphics linked to corporate databases such as SAP(R) and Oracle(R), Excel(R) spreadsheets, or RSS feeds. The X2O platform also allows users to harness the power of social media by displaying user-generated content from popular social media sites such as Twitter(TM), YouTube(TM), and Facebook.
More information about the X2O platform is available at www.x2omedia.com.
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About X2O Media
X2O Media is a software developer of real-time visual communication solutions that significantly improve enterprise-wide communications and drive business. X2O's solutions facilitate the creation and delivery of rich media content featuring video and 3D graphics to digital displays, desktop PCs, and mobile devices. Applications include corporate news channels, dynamic dashboard channels and interactive employee training channels. X2O's products and services are sold and supported globally through a network of experienced distribution partners. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.
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Image Caption: Pictured Left to Right: Sudhakar Ramakrishna, President, UCC Products & Services, Polycom; David Wilkins, President and CEO, X2O Media; Steve Pattison, VP, Business Development, Polycom; John Antanaitis, VP, Product Marketing, Polycom.
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