Westcon-Comstor's partners to offer Poly solutions to customers following the merger of Plantronics and Polycom

Westcon-Comstor's partners will start taking Plantronics and Polycom solutions to market under its new brand name, Poly.


Johannesburg, 18 Apr 2019
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Weston-Comstor, a leading international distributor of business technology, today announces its partners will be taking Plantronics and Polycom solutions to market under its newly launched brand name, Poly.

Launched in March 2019, Poly, which means "many", leverages the legendary audio and video expertise of Plantronics and Polycom and its breadth of smart endpoints that connect across and between unified communications platforms to reduce the distractions, complexity and distance in the modern work space. Poly aims to be the solution of choice whenever and wherever collaboration clouds reach people.

Weston-Comstor's partners across sub-Saharan Africa will have access to the extensive Poly range of solutions. "We see huge potential for Poly in the collaboration ecosystem, especially with the new products and services that are being launched, such as the Polycom Studio. Westcon-Comstor has been a strategic distributor for both Plantronics and Polycom for a long time, and we look forward to a new era in our partnership," states Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO for Westcon-Comstor sub-Saharan Africa.

Ultimately, through true collaboration, Poly work spaces intuitively work for everyone in a business. The company has developed technology that addresses audible distraction and lessens any negative impact on productivity caused by the noise in the modern office. Through its technological advancement in huddle rooms, Poly can transform a meeting room into a digital work space that is just as powerful as a traditional boardroom.

"Users make use of myriad endpoint connections in a single day and want these to seamlessly integrate simply and easily with existing collaboration solutions, which is really where the power of Poly comes into play," states Rentia Booysen, Collaboration Business Unit Manager at Westcon-Comstor.

"Poly's mobile-first solutions for a modern digital workforce enable the user's voice and video applications to move with them. As is the case with the Elara 60, a product that encapsulates the vision and passion of Poly, namely, to develop technologies that allow the user to be productive anywhere and everywhere.

"Add this to the cloud and you have true collaboration and pervasive communication, no matter the device, the location or the application, delivering on end-user empowerment, IT enablement and management. Poly is a valuable partner within the Westcon-Comstor Collaboration portfolio and allows our partners to deliver on a customer's need for superior communications,'' concludes Booysen.

In addition, partners can continue to tap into the Westcon-Comstor value-added distribution services that extend global logistical capabilities, a range of support and technical services, a digital distribution offering for online procurement, quoting, stock checking and ordering, as well as the most extensive distribution footprint in Africa.

For more information please contact Luke Bainbridge on +27 11 848 9216 or Luke.Bainbridge@westcon.com

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa

Westcon-Comstor is a leading international distributor of business technology. Its solutions from the world's leading vendors make businesses more secure, productive, mobile and connected. Westcon-Comstor specialises in the technologies essential to every business: security, collaboration, infrastructure and data centre. Westcon-Comstor translates its solutions into real value for its partners through its unrivalled expertise in global deployment, digital distribution and services. Technology is Westcon-Comstor's business, but its story is its people and its partners, and they deliver results together.

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Anti-Clockwise Charlene Carroll charlene@anticlockwise.co.za
Westcon-Comstor Saartjie Wait (+27) 11 848 9121 Saartjie.wait@westcon.com
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