Date Added: Sep 2009
For a rapidly-expanding company with interests in alloys, coal, copper, nickel, zinc and mining technology employing 40,000 employees worldwide, achieving costs savings and efficiencies is always a major consideration for the Swiss mining company, Xstrata. The global nature of the company coupled with many of its operations sited in remote locations has created some interesting challenges. Long-distance meetings to places which are often off the beaten track can be a regular occurrence for managers and executives of the various Commodity Business Units at Xstrata. To master these challenges Xstrata chose Polycom. Xstrata deployed Polycom HDX 9000 room telepresence system, Polycom Converged Management Application (CMA) solution and Polycom Video Border Proxy (VBP). A Polycom high definition video conferencing solution has delivered travel savings and work efficiencies.