Polycom Introduces New Network Management And Desktop Video Solution

Addressing growing demand for enterprise video and telepresence solutions and adding to the industry’s broadest visual communication portfolio, Polycom, has announced the Polycom Converged Management Application (CMA) designed to dramatically simplify the deployment and management of enterprise video networks and the use of desktop, group and telepresence solutions for users. A key component of the solution is CMA Desktop, a tightly integrated enterprise desktop video application capable of supporting high definition (HD) video, voice and content while scaling to thousands of users across an organisation.

Polycom CMA and CMA Desktop further their vision of video as a pervasive component of unified communication in the enterprise – enabling people to call anyone, anywhere, anytime from any device. The new solutions provide the foundation for future, enhanced integration with Polycom strategic unified communications partners, including Avaya, IBM, Microsoft and Nortel.

“Our customers are using video and telepresence more frequently and broadly to promote faster decision-making and improved knowledge transfer; streamline operations and improved organisational productivity; and to reduce costs and carbon emissions associated with travel,” said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of video solutions at Polycom. “Part of Polycom’s comprehensive solution for enterprise visual communication, the Polycom CMA and CMA Desktop will help our customers to confidently and cost-effectively extend the productivity-enhancing benefits of video and telepresence throughout their organisations while providing additional benefits and return on investment from previous installed Polycom products.”