Kathea, a distributor of video communications solutions, was recently named Polycom Partner of the Year for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEA). The company was also awarded the Polycom Country Award. Kathea received both awards at TEAM Polycom 2013, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia last week.

The Polycom Partner Awards recognise global partners whose achievements impact Polycom’s business on a worldwide basis, theatre awards for each of the company’s five operating regions, and country awards to partners that primarily do business within a single country. In addition to awards recognising leaders in each key category, Polycom also recognises partners with Excellence Awards in Services, Innovation, Integration, and Industry Focus. The Country Award recognises partners who had a significant impact in growing or maintaining Polycom’s presence in a specific country.

“We are proud of our accolades and the recognition of our hard work, dedication and focus on Polycom’s offering. We will continue to strive to achieve excellence and are well positioned to do so as the local market is ready for a significant uptake in video communication and collaboration. Acknowledgement must too be given to our resellers who were instrumental in us achieving these awards. This is the second consecutive year that we have been awarded the Polycom Partner of the Year award and we strive to continue attaining these outstanding achievements,’ says Greg Darke, CEO of Kathea.

Says Ron Myers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Polycom, “In an ever-changing, rapidly growing market, it’s critical to have partners like Kathea who can help us meet our customer’s complete business needs with transformative solutions and tailored unified communications and collaboration offerings that enable people to work and collaborate better. We congratulate Kathea for their continued excellence as the Partner of the Year.’

Kathea is part of the Polycom Partner Network. The nearly 7,000 Polycom Partner Network members embrace and extend Polycom’s open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive UC&C solutions for the enterprise, as well as applications to support a growing number of use cases across vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment. As part of the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other companies can work with Polycom and each other to deliver tailored solutions for the multi-faceted needs of today’s organisations.