SNCF, France’s national train operator, has selected Polycom and its partner Foliateam to replace and modernise its unified communications systems as well as virtualise its production and pre-production infrastructures.
SNCF chose Polycom and Foliateam because their solutions integrate with the company’s existing systems and enables secure and centralised management of its cloud-based infrastructure.
Cloud infrastructure help SNCF’s communications systems become more agile, effective and easy to manage. In addition, Polycom’s video collaboration solutions will enable the company to improve the efficiency of communications processes and increase the speed of decision-making.
In addition to these solutions, Foliateam will roll out virtual meeting rooms (VMRs) that will enable SNCF employees to hold face-to-face meetings with their colleagues based at any of the other locations.
The agreement also includes core services for maintaining the existing video collaboration systems, extending the current base of over 1,000 Polycom SoundStations with new audio collaboration terminals, and introducing video collaboration and Microsoft Lync equipped workstations in SNCF’s new office buildings.
The virtualisation of production and pre-production platforms will enable SNCF to manage the off-network calls with partners in a more effective, flexible and secure way. The 300 new systems that have already been deployed, with more underway, will provide SNCF’s employees with a new means of collaborating over audio and video as well as conducting training and support program proposed by Foliateam. The extension of the existing collaboration platform will improve communications within the organisation and consequently also help deliver better services for SNCF’s customers.