Polycom launches new collaboration solutions

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Polycom unveiled new collaboration solutions on the occasion of completing 25 years in the industry.

The company noted that “Work” has drastically changed from a place we go to – into something that we do, irrespective of time, location and devices we use. Keeping this in mind, Polycom launched RealPresence Trio, RealPresence Centro, RealPresence Debut, RealPresence Mediali, Concierge and new solutions for Microsoft O365 environments.

Polycom RealPresence Trio functions as a smart hub for group collaboration, while Polycom RealPresence Centro is built to put people at the center of collaboration.

RealPresence Debut enables visual collaboration for huddle and smaller room environments, as well as for small or medium sized businesses with limited IT resources. Polycom RealPresence Medialign enables consistent collaboration solutions across the enterprise without the need to alter the room in any way.

Further, Polycom Concierge technology enables user devices to be at the center of meeting control, wirelessly connecting to Polycom solutions including RealPresence Group Series, RealPresence Medialign, Polycom Open Telepresence Experience rooms and RealPresence Immersive Studio systems.

Polycom also announced that the portfolio of Polycom VVX business media phones will be the first phones to support and interoperate with the forthcoming cloud voice service offering as part of Microsoft Office 365.  Earlier this year, Polycom and Microsoft announced a partnership to develop joint solutions for Skype for Business.

“People work differently today. And they work in different places. Ideally, technology should allow customers to make any location a mobile workstation. But few solutions on the market today address the business and workflow issues that come with the next generation workplace,” said Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research.

“Polycom’s new releases challenge the notion that work happens in traditional meeting rooms only. Instead, these solutions bring collaboration to the places customers want to work including small meeting rooms and informal meeting spaces.”

In September, the Video conferencing solutions provider announced three new additions — RealPresence Touch, RealPresence Group Series 5.0 and RealPresence OTX Studio — to its RealPresence Group Series.

RealPresence Touch solution features “click to dial” home screen and is made to ease visual collaboration. The company claims that the solution will allow IT administrators to optimize the end user experience.

Arya MM

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