Carousel Industries is having quite a prize-filled ride on the merry-go-round in 2012 — the data networking and converged communications specialist has been recognized as a partner of the year by multiple vendors. Its latest honors: being awarded by Polycom as a Platinum Level Polycom Choice Partner and as North American System Integrator of the Year during the recent TEAM Polycom partner event.

The Platinum Level designation indicates that Carousel has made the investments in its technical expertise and go-to-market capabilities required to address the needs of today’s unified communications (UC) customers. Platinum Level Polycom Choice Partners also must meet a number of standards, including achieving and maintaining specialization in multiple areas. According to Polycom, only about a dozen partners in North America meet the requirements to be labeled as Platinum.

Carousel Industries must have some special mojo going in the UC and networking space, because its System Integrator of the Year recognition from Polycom is the third such kudos it has received so far this year. The company also has received Partner of the Year shout-outs from Extreme Networks and Aruba Networks.

The TEAM Polycom Partner Awards recognize partners that have demonstrated business excellence in selling Polycom’s solutions and services over the past year. Award recipients must demonstrate outstanding customer impact, solution innovation and effective implementation of Polycom solutions in their customer engagements.