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Mediacenter is a channel partner of the PictureTel Corporation (Nasdaq: PCTL), now acquired by Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM), the world leader in visual collaboration.

PictureTel Corporation

Broadband communications firm Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) has acquired its biggest competitior, PictureTel (Nasdaq: PCTL), for $362 Million in stock and cash.
The agreement, pending federal and shareholder approval, is expected to boost Milpitas-based Polycom's position in the online video communications technology sector.

"This represents a major step forward for the video communications industry, " says Polycom president and CEO Bob Hagerty. "Driven by the accelerating demand for broadband connectivity throughout enterprises of all sizes, and by the recent catalyst of operating cost reductions through the broad deployment of video communications, we are delighted to be extending Polycom's customer reach in the communications industry by augmenting our leading appliance-based architecture with PictureTel's PC-based architecture."

"We share Polycom's vision of the ubiquitous deployment of IP-based video communications on every desktop and in every meeting room worldwide," says PictureTel chairman and CEO Norman Gaut. "Our management team here at PictureTel is delighted to be joining forces with Polycom and their leading ViewStation video communications appliance architecture."