Polycom releases RealPresence Mobile 2.2 App for wireless SVC

Infotech Lead America: Polycom announced the worldwide availability of Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.2 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.2 is a software update for the 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, and provides new support for the Apple iPad mini and Apple iPhone 5. Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.2 makes wireless video collaboration possible when users are traveling or working remotely.

Polycom SmartPairing technology enables users to control Polycom room systems. It pairs even Android based tablets to Polycom’s video conferencing systems wirelessly. Users can control video meeting functions such as volume, mute and start/stop with their tablets. An ongoing  live mobile video call can be transferred from a tablet to a big screen with the swipe of a finger.

Polycom RealPresence Mobile supports open standards-based Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology, which delivers 3X the previous capacity for HD multipoint video calls. It gives greater scalability, greatly lowers TCO and protects customer investment.

SVC support delivers affordable scalability for businesses looking to expand their video networks to include more devices such as tablets and smartphones. Tablet users can share content with all other video meeting participants who could be using 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. Polycom encourages companies to 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.

Polycom RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, lets mobile device users search corporate directories, share content, and traverse secure firewalls.

The RealPresence Mobile 2.2 software application for smartphones and tablets is currently available as a free download from the Apple AppStore and Google Play. Support for Polycom SmartPairing is available for the iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display and Android OS-based tablets.

Polycom RealPresence improves learning and collaboration at University of Hong Kong

Recently, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) started using Polycom RealPresence video solutions to provide a more interactive learning experience for its law students. The University is now able to collaborate with overseas students in real time.HKU chose Polycom considering the stability, flexibility, quality and interoperability of the solutions.

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