|By Business Wire
|February 25, 2013 12:01 AM EST
Mobile World Congress 2013 – Polycom,
Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced the
worldwide availability of Polycom®
RealPresence® Mobile 2.2, a software update for the award-winning
app that lets customers securely extend video collaboration beyond the
conference room to tablets and smartphones. The upgrade includes
Polycom® SmartPairing™ technology, content sharing, and SVC support for
Android devices, as well as new support for the Apple iPad mini and
Apple iPhone 5.
Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.2 provides a simple and intuitive video
collaboration experience when users are on-the-go, traveling or working
remotely. The upgrades for the software include:
Polycom SmartPairing™ technology with unique ability to control
Polycom room systems now supports Android tablets – first
announced in October 2012 for Apple tablets running iOS, Polycom
SmartPairing technology is a unique innovation from Polycom that
wirelessly pairs tablets to Polycom’s video conferencing systems.
Users can control video meeting functions such as volume, mute and
start/stop with their tablets, and they can walk into a conference
room while on a live mobile video call and transfer that call from
tablet to big screen with the swipe of a finger.
Radically lower TCO with 3X HD video capacity – Polycom
RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom®
RealPresence® Platform – the most interoperable and comprehensive
software infrastructure for universal video collaboration – supports
open standards-based Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology, which
delivers 3X the previous capacity for HD multipoint video calls for
greater scalability, dramatically lower TCO, superior performance, and
backwards- and forwards-compatibility to protect customer investments
(see the related press
release). SVC support delivers affordable scalability for
businesses expanding their video networks to include more devices such
as tablets and smartphones.
Content sharing from a tablet during a video conference –
Tablet users can send content to all other video meeting participants,
regardless of whether the other users join from a group video
conferencing system or mobile device.
Polycom offers support across more than a dozen devices including
tablets and smartphones from Apple, Motorola, Samsung, and HTC, among
others. Polycom helps companies embrace the BYOD trend so that employees
can experience high-quality mobile video collaboration solutions on
their device of choice from anywhere without sacrificing quality,
security, or reliability.
“When we unveiled RealPresence Mobile in October 2011, we knew we were
at the beginning of a wave of use cases for mobile video. Since then,
we’ve seen fast adoption of RealPresence Mobile among businesses, as
well as vertical industries such as healthcare, education and financial
services. When people travel for work, or are mobile, they still want a
secure, HD-quality solution for connecting face-to-face with their
colleagues, partners and customers,” said A.E. Natarajan, Senior Vice
President of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom. “As a result of the
innovation of Polycom’s engineering team, we’re proud to offer the most
interoperable, reliable and secure solution for video collaboration that
supports BYOD in a mobile world and enables dispersed workers to get
business done faster.”
“Polycom video conferencing has significantly changed the way we work by
opening the lines of communication,” said Simon Quintin, Director,
Workplace Services, Smiths Group PLC. “The ability to actually see
someone directly makes the whole communication more personal and
efficient, so the adoption of Polycom video has spread across the
company quickly. Right now, about 250 of our employees are using the
RealPresence Mobile app, and it’s proving to be a great way for us to
extend video collaboration beyond the office to virtually anywhere.”
As more organizations around the world adopt video to improve
collaboration and productivity, companies of all sizes and across all
industries rely on Polycom solutions for the highest quality audio,
video, and content-sharing capabilities. Polycom RealPresence Mobile,
when powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, lets mobile device
users search corporate directories, share content, and traverse secure
The RealPresence Mobile 2.2 software application for smartphones and
tablets is available today as a free download from the Apple
AppStore™ and from Google
Play. Support for Polycom SmartPairing is available for the iPad
mini, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display and Android OS-based tablets, and
connects with Polycom® HDX® systems running software version 3.2 as well
as Polycom Group Series systems running software version 4.0.2. All
components of the Polycom RealPresence Platform are available through
Polycom's certified channel partners. For more information on
RealPresence Mobile or the RealPresence Platform, visit polycom.com or
call 1-800 POLYCOM.
Polycom will demonstrate Polycom RealPresence Mobile in Hall 5, Meeting
Rooms 5MR52 and 5MR14, and at the Ericsson Booth in Hall 2, Stand
2DH140, at Mobile World Congress from February 25-28, 2013, in Barcelona.
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video
collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world.
Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform,
comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate
with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile, and cloud
applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com
or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re
pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are
provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and
are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom
reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products
and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will
be delivered on a when and if available basis.
© 2013 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo,
and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are
trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered
and/or common law marks in the United States and various other
countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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