SAN JOSE, Calif. & ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Demonstrating its commitment to driving highly productive collaboration experiences, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLCM) today announced at InfoComm 2015 three new solutions to its industry-leading Polycom® RealPresence® Platform. Polycom added advanced capabilities, extended benefits and cloud offers to the RealPresence Platform, making it today’s most complete, affordable and accessible method of building and harnessing the workplace of the future.
“Polycom is creating new experiences that enhance the way people work, without changing the way they are used to working,” said Ashan Willy, Polycom Senior Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering and Product Management. “Productivity is redefined when collaboration tools are easy to use and integrated into the daily workflow. Accessibility and integration matter. Experience matters. Productivity and efficiency matter. The market is changing, and today’s announcement is symbolic of our mission to meet those needs by taking collaboration beyond the walls of the traditional office and making it easier and more intuitive.”
Polycom® RealPresence® Web Suite
Polycom® RealPresence® Web Suite is an innovative collaboration software solution that has the power to bring the 1.3 billion Web users together by connecting them to a visual collaboration network—from anywhere, on any device with just the click of a Web link. It combines Polycom’s high-quality video collaboration with the flexibility of Web conferencing for more interactive and productive meetings. Key features will include:
- Rich Multi-Content Collaboration: Share, view, compare and annotate multiple documents at the same time through a high-quality collaborative experience.
- Plug-In Free Experience: Automatically connects people through WebRTC, and enables large-scale enterprise WebRTC deployments.
- Secure Shared Workspace: Attach multiple documents when scheduling the meeting or simply upload them any time during the meeting.
- Virtual Whiteboard/Blackboard: Creatively illustrate and brainstorm ideas in real time. Save and share the results along with other meeting documents.
- Superior Meeting Experiences: With directory integration and click-to-connect convenience, easily host impromptu and scheduled meetings with people inside or outside the organization. Comprehensive roster control, muting, group chat and in-meeting invites give users the tools to manage effective and productive meetings.
Polycom® RealPresence® Media Suite
Organizations are continually looking for ways to connect and engage with employees, improve knowledge management and deliver on-demand corporate training. The new Polycom® RealPresence® Media Suite solution can turn any workspace into a media studio. With a design inspired by familiar consumer video libraries, RealPresence Media Suite is a breakthrough easy-to-use recording and webcasting portal that allows users to record, share, stream and playback full-motion videos during meetings with the simplicity and convenience of a Web browser.
RealPresence Media Suite helps organizations harness knowledge, facilitate more effective communication and train employees, aiding in company-wide alignment. With a single, easy-to-deploy package, it replaces the need for multiple applications such as webcasting portals and e-learning tools. It can provide network-based recording for up to 100 concurrent video sessions, stream up to 50 live events and reach up to 10,000 viewers through live webcasts and recorded videos.
RealPresence Media Suite complements an organization’s existing video infrastructure and integrates with other collaboration tools, allowing people to use their video conferencing systems and mobile devices in new ways. See how it works.
Polycom® RealPresence® Cloud
The rapidly changing workplace has driven global demand for higher-quality, subscription-based video collaboration delivered via the cloud. Polycom® RealPresence® Cloud will provide global access to a simple, flexible, mobile-friendly cloud video collaboration service, giving users universal access to video collaboration through easy-to-use, click-to-connect functionality.
Polycom RealPresence Cloud will boast the power and interoperability of the Polycom RealPresence Platform through a globally distributed, highly scalable cloud platform. Accessible via a Web browser, Skype for Business or standards-based H.323 and SIP compliant codecs, it is designed to give users the same enterprise-grade, secure video experience across a variety of voice and video endpoints, including standards-based room systems. A subscription to RealPresence Cloud includes licenses for other solutions on the RealPresence Platform, including the Polycom® RealPresence® Desktop and Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile software applications.
Delivered by select Polycom partners, RealPresence Cloud includes many new, user-centric features that make it easy-to-use and manage. Its enhanced support tools and analytics module empower partners with important insight to help better serve their customers.
The Polycom RealPresence Media Suite is available globally today. The Polycom RealPresence Cloud is scheduled to be available in July, and RealPresence Web Suite is scheduled to be available in August.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 415,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.
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