Just in case you missed Polycom’s launch last week, we’ve put together a summary of what’s new and what we think it means to you.
Support for H.264 SVC (either native or via upgrade) on RMX, DMA, Resource Manager, CMA, RealPresence Mobile, RealPresence Desktop, new Group Series codecs and new VisualEdge Executive Desktop system.
Extremely good for calling over lossy networks (eg internet) and calls involving systems and users with varying capabilities and available bandwidth.
RealPresence Collaboration Server 800s – virtual edition
Ideal solution for those looking to cost-effectively expand existing video networks.
A browser based client which allows you to see availability/presence of contacts on Skype, Lync, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. Simply drag and drop to invite. Users are sent a URL to join the meeting using your RMX.
Pairs your iPad with HDX or new Group Series codecs to manage the video session on your iPad: launch calls, mute, adjust volume, end calls, etc.
New User Interface on new Group Series codecs, RealPresence mobile, RealPresence desktop and new VirtualEdge Executive Desktop system
Simpler, more intuitive experience with drop-down menus, smart menus, simpler navigation structure, less technical language and simplified new remote control.
New Codecs – RealPresence Group Series
Group 300 – designed for smaller “huddle” rooms
Group 500 – for mid-sized spaces (classrooms & conference rooms)
Group 700 – for boardrooms, large conference rooms and other big spaces
All use new user interface and support SVC.
New VirtualEdge Executive Desktop System
27″ display, under 1″ thick with touch control panel and privacy telephone style handset. Uses new user interface and supports SVC.
RealPresence Desktop 2.0
New software client, uses new user interface, has enhanced NAT/firewall traversal and supports SVC.
RealPresence Mobile 2.0 Update
Update for tablets and smartphones adding SVC support, new user interface and SmartPairing support.
HDX 3.1 Software Update
New software version for HDX endpoints. Features include support for SmartPairing, upgrades to embedded whiteboard capabilities, touch screen and mouse support.
RealPresence Access Director
Expanded firewall traversal, support for up to 1000 calls. Supports SVC.
RealPresence Platform Updates
DMA v5.1 – supports new codecs and MCU and SVC connections
Resource Manager v7.1 – supports new devices and SVC call scheduling and launching
CMA v6.2 – supports new endpoints and RealPresence Desktop Software
RMX v7.8 – supports SVC
RMX v8.1 – supports mixed AVC/SVC calls