Polycom, the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), has recently introduced the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform – the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration. The Polycom RealPresence Platform (formerly referred to as the Polycom UC Intelligent Core™) is the software infrastructure that powers Polycom’s market-leading HD telepresence and video solutions.
The unique open-standards approach of the Polycom RealPresence Platform ensures integration with hundreds of unified communications and social networking applications, such as Microsoft Lync 2010™, IBM Sametime®, and Jive’s social business platform. In addition, the RealPresence Platform integrates with core networking and security infrastructure to deliver secure collaboration with any number of people across heterogeneous networks with up to 50% less bandwidth consumption than other solutions.
The Polycom RealPresence Platform also provides security, reliability, management, and massive scalability to support video as a cloud-based service to enterprises, SMBs, and consumers.
“Businesses and governments alike are seeking increased productivity and efficiency through the fast adoption of UC solutions that truly unify multi-vendor communications and collaboration environments. Polycom’s platform, through deep integration with our broad partner ecosystem, enables unified communications that span desktop, mobility, and group settings in a way that’s unmatched in the industry,” said Andy Miller, president and CEO, Polycom.
“With our open standards-based platform, innovation-rich devices, broad service offerings, and native application interoperability, Polycom is playing an integral role in enabling what promises to be the network effect of video collaboration for hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide.”
“While many know Polycom for their popular end points, increasingly it’s Polycom’s software that is appealing to customers who need help ‘unifying’ all their UC tools – especially as video collaboration extends beyond their firewalls,” said Rich Costello, senior research analyst at IDC. “Together, the Polycom RealPresence Platform and the broad partner ecosystem around it helps CIOs protect their existing investments in UC and prepare them for future technologies and solutions with a high level of assurance that everything will work together.”