Polycom Enhances Video Management Capabilities

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Polycom has announced that the latest Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager software v8.0 update gives large enterprise customers and service providers the ability to support up to 50,000 video user registrants joining from mobile, desktop or group video systems, helping IT organisations support the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend. Polycom today also unveiled Polycom RealPresence Video DualManager 400 solution, a new Polycom RealPresence Platform offering available on an industry-standard server that provides resource management, broad call-control support and interoperability for midsized enterprise video networks.

“Organisations of all sizes are seeking to equip employees with video collaboration capabilities whether from the road, from home or right from their desks,” said A.E. Natarajan, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom. “For large enterprises and service providers, the enhanced Resource Manager can help IT support BYOD since it’s optimised for the secure, highly scalable video collaboration that is being fueled by the proliferation of mobile and desktop video users. For midsized enterprises, the new RealPresence Video DualManager 400 is a single appliance that gives the IT organisation the intelligent infrastructure they need to make video collaboration always available so that their employees can have more productive meetings with their colleagues, partners and customers.”

For service providers, the updates to Resource Manager and DMA enhance the scale of the solution for mobile and desktop service offers, enhance the end-user experience for service provider customers, and provide additional richness to the data stored for reporting and billing purposes.

“As the number of video conferencing systems and personal video users grows within an organization, so does the need for centralised device and video traffic management,” said Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. “The RealPresence DualManager 400 includes full versions of two important Polycom infrastructure solutions, Resource Manager and DMA, packaged within a single appliance.

This release makes it faster and easier for organizations to add proactive monitoring and advanced device management to their video conferencing environments. These capabilities are especially critical for global deployments that include both group and personal video systems.”

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