The RealPresence Mobile solution is available in early March as a free download for the iPhone 4S from the Apple App Store.
SpainUnified communications (UC) specialist Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM) unveiled at
Mobile World Congress here the company's RealPresence Mobile for the iPhone 4S,
which will be available in early March and soon on Google Android 4.0 (Ice
Cream Sandwich) smartphones.
Mobile, powered by the RealPresence Platform, is a secure, enterprise-grade
video software solution for mobile devices that extends the reach of video
collaboration beyond the conference room, allowing mobile device users to
connect with other standards-based video systems including immersive video
rooms, group/desktop systems, laptops, tablets and smartphones in HD quality.
an intuitive user interface for individual or multiparty video conferences in
HD quality, RealPresence Mobile on the iPhone 4S allows users to view contentsuch
as presentationsby swapping the view between the content and conference
participants. The solution delivers Polycom video and audio for a higher
quality, enterprise-grade experience, and allows users to block their video
image during a meeting if desired.
October 2011, Polycom first announced its mobile software application for
tabletswhich now include the Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, Droid XYBoard by
Motorola and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1to extend secure, high-quality HD video
collaboration to mobile users. The RealPresence Mobile software application for
tablets and smartphones is available via a free download from the Apple App
Store and Android Market.
RealPresence platform powers Polycom's HD telepresence and video solutions
across any environment. With its open-standards approach, the RealPresence
Platform integrates with hundreds of apps from vendors in business and
communications, including apps for IM/presence, call control, Web conferencing,
and mobile and social business. Similar to connecting a smartphone to the
corporate email server, RealPresence Mobile can be registered to the
RealPresence Platform, allowing customers to access features including provisioning,
management, firewall traversal, content sharing, and connectivity to desktop
and immersive video room systems, including multiparty calls.
vision is to make video collaboration ubiquitous by delivering easy-to-use,
standards-based software to anyone on any device. With more than 1 billion
teleworkers, Polycom RealPresence Mobilefor both tablets and now smartphonesputs
video collaboration in the hands of potentially millions more, allowing anyone
to visually collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners, regardless of
their physical location," said Andy Miller, CEO of Polycom.
"Customers want to collaborate from anywhere, and RealPresence video
solutions make that possible by seamlessly connecting people face-to-face who
are on the road, at home or in the office, in conference rooms or in immersive
to IT research firm Gartner, total smartphone shipments reached 472 million in
2011, a 53 percent increase from 2010, and now represents nearly one-third of
all handset sales. At the same time, Gartner remains bullish on the opportunity
for the media tablet market, forecasting over 320 million units sold in 2015,
with cumulatively over 900 million sold by the end of that year. In addition,
92 percent of Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPads today, and
many corporations are rolling out bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives.
related news, Polycom also announced software upgrades to RealPresence Mobile
for the iPad 2, including the capability to share PDF files from the tablet
with other video meeting participants. Polycom plans to make this feature, as
well as additional language options, available to the iPhone 4S and Android
mobile devices in the future.
Polycom RealPresence Mobile solution will be available in early March as a free
download for the iPhone 4S from the Apple App Store. The app is available this
week for tablets including the iPad 2 (from the Apple App Store) and the Xoom,
Droid XYBoard and Galaxy Tab 10.1 (from the Android Market). Initially,
RealPresence Mobile for the iPhone 4S will require Polycom RealPresence
Platform CMA licenses. The company noted that in approximately 30 days, the
solution will also be available with basic point-to-point video connectivity without
requiring CMA licenses. Polycom is currently beta-testing RealPresence Mobile
on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phones.