Polycom RealPresence mobile links tablets to conferencing system
Posted on 12-Oct-2011 11:53
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Polycom, Inc. has unveiled Polycom RealPresence Mobile, an enterprise HD video software solution for tablets, available today on Apple iPad 2, Motorola XOOM, and Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1, with more mobile devices to follow.
Polycom RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, extends Polycom’s HD video collaboration technology beyond the office and conference room to deliver to tablets the same high-quality, secure, reliable video experience customers are accustomed to inside the office.
Mobile professionals can use their tablet of choice to collaborate face-to-face with other colleagues joining via desktop and immersive video room systems, tablets, or laptops. The RealPresence Mobile software application is available via a free download from the Apple App Store and Android Market beginning today.
The company says delivering video to mobile platforms is a key component of the company’s recently announced software strategy to bring secure HD video collaboration to the broadest range of business, video, mobile, and social networking applications.
“RealPresence Mobile is a significant step toward achieving our vision to make it possible for millions of people to use video collaboration as their preferred method of communicating – easily, reliably, and securely – no matter what network, carrier, protocol, application, or device they use,” said Andy Miller, president and CEO of Polycom. “I’ve met with a hundred customers the past few months, and nearly every executive I talk with is looking to embrace mobility and tablets to improve business productivity. Customers who have seen our mobile applications running on Apple, Motorola, and Samsung tablets are truly inspired by the possibilities Polycom is enabling by extending video collaboration beyond the traditional boundaries of the conference room and desktop.”
Built on the Polycom RealPresence Platform, RealPresence Mobile provides benefits both for the IT teams who manage the system and colleagues who rely on it to connect and collaborate.
Polycom’s enterprise mobile video software solutions deliver the essential provisioning, management, system interoperability, firewall traversal, and scalability that CIOs require, and the reliability, security, rich features, and lifelike quality that users demand, all of which drives higher productivity, adoption rates, and return on investment. The RealPresence Platform provides unparalleled scale – supporting up to 75,000 devices and 25,000 concurrent sessions – plus resiliency and universal bridging to support both on-premises and cloud-based delivery. Like all Polycom solutions, which are developed with an open standards-based approach to interoperability, RealPresence Mobile works seamlessly with the broadest range of related applications, protocols, call control systems, and end points.
In the coming months, Polycom RealPresence Mobile combined with the RealPresence Platform will enable service providers to offer “video as a service” from the cloud, putting mobile collaboration in the hands of potentially tens of millions of users globally.