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  1. Polycom
16 July 2015

Polycom RealPresence Platform Further Revolutionises Collaboration and User Experiences with Three New Solutions

Polycom has announced at InfoComm 2015 three new solutions to its industry-leading RealPresence Platform.

Polycom added advanced capabilities, extended benefits and cloud offers to the RealPresence Platform, making it the most complete, affordable and accessible method of building and harnessing the workplace of the future.

Polycom Worldwide Systems Engineering and Product Management senior vice-president Ashan Willy said: "Polycom is creating new experiences that enhance the way people work, without changing the way they are used to working.

"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."

The RealPresence Web Suite is an innovative collaboration software solution that allows users to share, view, compare and annotate multiple documents at the same time through a high-quality collaborative experience.

Polycom RealPresence Web Suite is an innovative collaboration software solution that has the power to bring 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, host impromptu and scheduled meetings with people inside or outside the organisation. Comprehensive roster control, muting, group chat and in-meeting invites give users the tools to manage effective and productive meetings.

The RealPresence Media Suite is an easy-to-use recording and webcasting portal that allows users to record, share, stream and playback videos with the simplicity and convenience of a web browser.

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 organisation’s existing video infrastructure and integrates with other collaboration tools, allowing people to use their video conferencing systems and mobile devices in new ways.

Polycom RealPresence Cloud

The rapidly changing workplace has driven global demand for higher-quality, subscription-based video collaboration delivered using 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 through 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 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 RealPresence Desktop and 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 RealPresence Media Suite is available globally. The Polycom RealPresence Cloud is scheduled to be available in July, and RealPresence Web Suite is scheduled to be available in August.

Biopharma R&D, from drug discovery through to late phase clinical trials, suffers from two fundamental, near industry-threatening problems: it is too slow and too expensive.
More than 95% of companies Polycom spoke to said innovation using collaboration is important to their business.
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