Polycom Delivers Industry Firsts in Visual Communication Infrastructure

Polycom has announced the introduction of their Polycom RMX 2000 V4.0, an enhanced conference platform they say is ‘optimised for multi-site visual communication that delivers industry-first capabilities including 1080p and broadcast-quality 720p high-definition (HD) quality, unrivalled flexibility for pure HD or mixed-resolution video environments, and unmatched capacity and scalability. The RMX 2000 V4.0 addresses existing and emerging applications including immersive, room and personal high-definition (HD) telepresence, broad-scale desktop video collaboration, specialised industry applications and traditional video conferencing’.

“The Polycom RMX 2000 is a part of our complete visual communication network infrastructure solution that helps organisations of all sizes effectively deploy, provision and manage on-demand video services,” said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of video solutions at Polycom. “The future-focused RMX 2000 platform is designed for high-definition applications like telepresence and is the only conference platform that delivers the full range of HD video resolution support up to 1080p. It is also the only platform that can be optimised for either pure HD environments or for mixed-resolution environments, giving customers the flexibility to adapt their infrastructure as application needs change.”

“While true that HD resolution is of great interest to many customers, our research indicates that most organisations today have mixed-resolution video conferencing environments. In addition, at this time the majority of the HD-capable videoconferencing systems deployed are primarily used for non-HD video calls,” said Ira Weinstein, partner at Wainhouse Research. “Since its initial release, the RMX 2000’s dynamic resource allocation and flexible capacity model has made it well suited for mixed SD/HD environments. With the enhanced HD capabilities and increased capacity of the V4.0 release, the RMX 2000 can now support the SD, HD, and telepresence applications of almost any enterprise.”