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Telesystem Achieves Gold Level as Polycom Choice Partner

Telesystem Achieves Gold Level as Polycom Choice Partner

Telesystem Achieves Gold Level as Polycom Choice Partner

Toledo, OH. – May 12, 2014 – Telesystem, a regional leader in Communication, Collaboration, and Information Services, today announced it has been named a Gold Level Polycom Choice Partner by Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM).  Now organizations seeking to invest and implement world-class Communication, Collaboration, and Information Services can turn to Telesystem for customized solutions that address their unique needs.

Polycom’s award winning Choice Partner Program emphasizes skills development, specialization, and other value added activities.  The Gold Level designation indicates that Buckeye Telesystem has invested and enhanced its technical expertise and go-to-market offerings. In accordance with the program’s exacting standards, Telesystem has acquired the expertise to assess, develop, install and offer ongoing support to a variety of customer environments across industries.

“Telesystem is committed to meeting the increasingly complex needs of customers,” said Mike Davis, Director of Customer Operations at Telesystem. “Becoming a Gold Level Polycom Choice Partner reflects our efforts to be our customer’s trusted advisor.”

“The Polycom Choice Partner Program gives customers the confidence that, by choosing Telesystem and Polycom, they’re selecting a world-class team who will address their total communication and collaboration needs, which is important given today’s increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Shawn Puddester, Polycom Vice President of North America Sales, Global Cloud & Service Provider Solutions.

Polycom Choice Partners are part of the Polycom Partner Network , a diverse group of organizations who embrace and extend Polycom's open, standards-based video collaboration solutions and together deliver the most complete collaboration solutions available to more than 400,000 Polycom customers. Through the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other valued partners can easily address the multi-faceted needs of today’s organizations that are using face-to-face video collaboration to improve productivity, engagement, time-to-market, business continuity, as well as for unique applications across various vertical industries.

This partnership has been integral to the success of Telesystem’s Hosted VoIP Phone System. Davis explains, “Since Hosted VoIP is feature rich, it is important to have dependable, user-friendly tools that allow our customers to maximize the advantage that their Hosted VoIP System offers. Polycom IP endpoints deliver.”

About Telesystem

With a customer-centric mission, Telesystem is the dominant communications provider for commercial customers primarily in the Northwest/North Central, Ohio and Southeast, Michigan areas. Established in 1994, Telesystem maintains superior customer satisfaction by providing a wide array of integrated communication services and solutions delivered across their highly-advanced fiber SONET and carrier-grade Ethernet core network. Utilizing Session-Initiated Protocol (SIP), offerings such as Hosted Stations (Hosted IP-Centrex), SIP Trunks, high-definition voice and a growing suite of application solutions are available virtually anywhere in the world through the advancement of the Epiphany product portfolio.

Telesystem is a subsidiary of privately-owned Block Communications, Inc., whose other holdings include Buckeye CableSystem, a multiple system cable operator in the Toledo/Sandusky, OH area, the Toledo Blade, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette daily newspapers. For more information please visit, www.Telesystem.us

POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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