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Polycom advances voice, video and content with new release

By Shannon Williams
Wed 9 Sep 2015
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Polycom has announced three new additions to its Polycom RealPresence series, advancing voice, video and content collaboration.

 “Rich and intuitive collaboration experiences represent the foundation of today’s workplace,” explains Ashan Willy, senior vice president, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering, Polycom.

“Our customers have asked for solutions that easily integrate within their platform investment of choice, while ensuring the enterprise-class voice, video and content sharing Polycom is known for.

The Polycom RealPresence Touch solution was designed with simplicity in mind for the end user, Willy explains.

Compatible with Polycom RealPresence Group Series, Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio, and the new Polycom RealPresence OTX Studio, the RealPresence Touch control will feature an intuitive tablet interface that makes it easier for users to control their visual collaboration experience.

“Since every organisation and culture is unique, Polycom RealPresence Touch interface will also allow IT administrators to optimise the end user experience, while maintaining a consistent experience across the Polycom portfolio of solutions,” Willy says.

Polycom RealPresence Group Series 5.0 software will feature direct interoperability with both Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync environments, giving end users an enhanced voice, video and content collaboration experience.

“With this software, users will now have the ability to control Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync content directly from their Polycom Group Series system, just as they would in a Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync call,” Willy explains. “Differentiated from other collaboration offerings in the market that are interoperable with Microsoft environments, Polycom solutions do not require additional devices in the network or additional costs.”

For a richer audio experience, Polycom RealPresence Group Series 5.0 software will also feature Polycom Acoustic Fence technology, which Willy says ensures that meeting participants are not distracted with background noises such as barking dogs, honking cars or other conversations happening nearby.

There is also a new version of Polycom Acoustic Fence technology from Polycom Labs, which includes a feature that allows users who only have one microphone to take advantage of this innovative audio solution for easier deployment in cubicles and other open workspaces.

According to Willy, the Polycom RealPresence OTX Studio will bring the latest innovations from Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio to mid-sized conference rooms.

“Designed for rich collaboration, RealPresence OTX Studio users can easily share content from their own device and engage in interactive annotation and whiteboarding with Polycom VisualBoard,” he says.

“For more natural and productive meeting experiences, RealPresence OTX Studio will feature incredibly sharp and smooth full HD video and content sharing quality, best-in-class eye contact, and Polycom 3D Voice technology,” Willy explains.

“Unique to Polycom immersive solutions, Polycom 3D Voice is designed to deliver highly accurate positional audio with a very clear separation between participants for the most natural and life-like audio reproduction that has ever been delivered in video collaboration,” he says.

“The Polycom RealPresence Group Series 5.0 software makes it easy for users to share content and receive high quality collaboration experiences, including exceptional audio and video performance, from any device in any location,” adds Willy.

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