Polycom's RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite Leads Huge Product Rollout
RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite
Polycom's cloud-based solution is the cornerstone of the vendor's massive rollout of new and enhanced products. The software suite enables Polycom RealPresence users to easily connect to colleagues, partners and customers who are using other collaboration platforms, including Skype, Facebook and Google Talk, through private and public clouds through a browser and outside the firewall. The CloudAXIS Suite offers enterprises an easier way to collaborate with more people, and it allows service providers to create new services to help expand their subscriber base. Here, the CloudAXIS Suite shows the global directory pulling in presence-based contacts from social or business apps.
Next-Generation Video Endpoints
Polycom is rolling out a host of new endpoints and updated software that enables users to leverage video conferencing capabilities on a host of systems, from large room-based screens to tablets and smartphones. Included are the Polycom RealPresence Group Series (300, 500 and 700) high-definition collaboration systems.
Polycom Group 300
The company's Group 300 video collaboration system is aimed at midmarket businesses that are looking for affordable, high-quality video solutions that are easy to use and manage. The system supports up to 1080p60 resolution and features a redesigned user interface.
Polycom Group 500
The Group 500 solution from Polycom also includes a redesigned user interface and HD video, as well as content sharing and extremely clear audio, according to the company.
The acoustic technology that comes with the Group 300 and 500 endpoints offers very clear video calls, including the company's ConstantClarity technology for high-quality audio and video fidelity. Polycom also is introducing its NoiseCancel technology, which helps eliminate unwanted noises, such as keyboard typing and paper shuffling.
Smartphone and Tablets
Polycom updated its RealPresence Desktop software for PCs and notebooks running Windows and Mac OS X, and its RealPresence Mobile software for tablets and smartphones running Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems. Video conferencing is moving out of conference rooms, thanks to such trends as BYOD, mobile computing and social networking.
With Polycom's SmartPairing technology in its RealPresence Mobile 2.0 software, Apple iPads can be wirelessly connected to Group Series systems, HDX series endpoints and VisualEdge technology, enabling users to control video meetings via their tablets and transfer a live video call from the iPad to a big screen with the swipe of a finger.
With the RealPresence CloudAXIS, service providers can offer new video conferencing services aimed at particular industries. In this case, civilians and military personnel collaborate via Polycom solutions, including its SmartPairing technology, which lets users control the video meeting through their iPads.
Polycom's VisualEdge endpoint technology offers an ultra-slim design with high-end desktop video capabilities, according to the company. The 27-inch screen can also be used as a desktop monitor, and features Polycom's StereoSurround and NoiseCancel audio technology.