Polycom Enhances RealPresence Mobile, Desktop Video Solutions
The vendor’s RealPresence Mobile 3.0 video-conferencing software will now let users share content during meetings from their Apple iPads.Polycom officials are enhancing the capabilities in the company’s RealPresence video-conferencing offerings for mobile devices and desktop systems. Also at the InfoComm 2013 show in Orlando, Fla., Polycom announced that its browser-based CloudAxis Suite has been given the VMware Ready status, which means that organizations can deploy video via Polycom in a VMware virtualized environment. The upgrades are part of Polycom’s larger strategy to make it easier for businesses to use the vendor’s video-collaboration offerings regardless of where they are or what devices they are using, according to company officials. “Organizations expect a great collaboration experience, whether they’re at headquarters, at home, with a customer or on the road—or, for that matter, in a school, a hospital, a court room or a manufacturing plant,” A.E. Natarajan, senior vice president of worldwide engineering at Polycom, said in a statement. “Today’s enhancements to our mobile and desktop software solutions represent another step forward to drive our vision to make video collaboration ubiquitous, enabling more organizations and users to reap the benefits of face-to-face collaboration.”
Polycom’s RealPresence Mobile 3.0 software, introduced June 10, enables businesses to connect mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones with other standards-based video systems, which is important at a time when the workforce is becoming more mobile and users are pushing for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) capabilities. The software supports devices that run Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating systems.