The acquisition seems to be a good fit. SpectraLink is very well established in the wireless IP telephony market, and its customer base includes important sectors such as retail, hospitality and healthcare.
For its part, Polycom is strong in voice, video and data collaboration systems for desktops and meeting rooms.
Last month, Polycom acquired telepresence solutions company Destiny Conferencing, and in October 2006 it unveiled a "business quality" Skype-compatible conference phone.
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