Leverages Polycom RealPresence Network to allow SPs to fast-track their capability to deliver video from the cloud
Unified communications (UC) company Polycom has introduced Polycom RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale, carrier-ready offering to enable Service Providers (SPs) to quickly bring to market VaaS offerings.
RealPresence Cloud is designed to rev up the penetration and adoption of Polycom video collaboration offerings among small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises who want either a hybrid offering of both premises-based video collaboration offerings and video on demand, or a pure VaaS offering.
Polycom’s new offering encompass a managed multipoint video service that supports a multitude of connectivity options between standards-based room, mobile, PC, and Web-based endpoints, as well as Microsoft Lync 2010, IBM Sametime, and endpoints supporting the non-standard TIP protocol.
In addition, the offering makes use of the Polycom RealPresence Network to allow SPs to hasten their capability to deliver video from the cloud. And the Polycom RealPresence Platform powers video clouds from China Unicom and Airtel.
Polycom is further expanding video collaboration through multiple routes to market and the routes include, Polycom RealPresence Mobile; Polycom RealPresence Platform; Polycom RealPresence Social; and Polycom RealPresence Video.
Polycom president and CEO Andy Miller said Polycom RealPresence Cloud is a key component to Polycom’s vision of making video collaboration ubiquitous.
"Service providers are critical partners to drive video collaboration growth through VaaS offerings, which will dramatically lower the up-front investment for SMBs and enterprises, enabling them to reap the benefits of video collaboration," said Miller.