Polycom Delivers HD Video Conferencing Media Server for SMBs

Polycom has broadened their visual communication portfolio with the RMX 1000, a multipoint conferencing platform for small and medium enterprises and branch offices of large enterprises. Complementing the existing RMX 2000 for medium and large enterprise networks, the RMX 1000 enables on-demand video collaboration supporting multiple sites in the same calls with UltimateHD – high definition video, voice and multimedia content sharing capabilities.

“The use of visual communication is growing because it effectively addresses major collaboration issues inherent to distributed, enterprise organisations as well as critical business challenges driven by globalisation, socio-economic factors and the move toward more environmentally sustainable business practices,” said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of video solutions at Polycom. “Our customers are looking to deploy video more broadly across their organisations from telepresence rooms to mass scale desktop video collaboration. The RMX 1000 supports this as part of Polycom’s comprehensive solution portfolio for visual communication.”

Both the RMX 1000 and RMX 2000 media servers are optimised for the unique requirements of high-performance visual communication. Based on open standards, the solutions enable multipoint video calls across different network environments and between different types of video devices, transcoding the various speeds and protocols to provide an optimal experience to each system based on the capabilities of the systems in a call.