Polycom unveils RealPresenceMobile 3.0 and RealPresence Desktop 3.0

Tech June 19, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Polycom Inc Wednesday announced Polycom RealPresence Mobile3.0 and Polycom RealPresence Desktop 3.0, video collaboration software applications for mobile devices and personal computers.

The new versions include enhanced content-sharing capabilities and support across more devices from companies including Apple, LG, Samsung and Sony.
RealPresence Mobile 3.0 and RealPresence Desktop 3.0 video collaboration software are powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The updates were announced at InfoComm 2013, in Orlando, Florida.
“Today’s enhancements to our mobile and desktop software solutions represent another step forward to drive our vision to make video collaboration ubiquitous, enabling more organisations and users to reap the benefits of face-to-face collaboration,” said A.E. Natarajan, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom.
PolycomRealPresence Mobile 3.0 software is Polycom’s award-winning application that lets customers securely extend the use of video collaboration beyond the conference room to easily connect tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android devices) with other standards-based video systems, providing a simple and intuitive video collaboration experience when users are on-the-go, traveling or  working remotely. Enhancements include:
- Ability to share various file formats – for a more engaging video collaboration experience, iPad users can now capture and share images, live web content and content files - including .jpg, .png, html pages, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word documents - that are stored on the device or in a popular cloud storage service 
- Support on more mobile devices –The latest upgrade includes support for the newest devices from Apple, LG (Optimus G Pro), Samsung (GALAXY® S4), and Sony (Xperia ZL and Xperia Z)
Available for more than a dozen devices, the app also includes far-end camera control (ability to control cameras remotely; see video, related case study) and PolycomSmartPairing technology, a unique innovation from Polycom that  wirelessly pairs tablets to Polycom’s video conferencing room systems. Users can control video meeting functions such as volume, mute and start/stop with their tablets, and they can walk into a conference room while on a live mobile video call and transfer that call from tablet to big screen with the swipe of a finger. 
PolycomRealPresence Desktop 3.0 software is an affordable, enterprise-quality video collaboration application for Windows and Mac-based laptops and PCs.
The solution, which includes layout enhancements to the intuitive user interface, extends the benefits of PolycomRealPresence video collaboration from the office desk to the home or wherever a user travels when on the go. With RealPresenceDesktop 3.0, the solution is now available to work on Macs with support for Apple Mac OS X.
RealPresence Mobile 3.0 and RealPresence Desktop 3.0 also include support for SVC, delivering 3X HD multi-point video capacity for greater scalability, dramatically lower TCO, and superior performance (see the related press release). In addition, the mobile and desktop solutions both deliver to customers H.264 High Profile support, which can reduce the bandwidth requirements for video conferencing by as much as 50 percent, substantially reducing network costs. 
The RealPresence Mobile 3.0 software application for smartphones and tablets will be available in July as a free download from the Apple AppStore and from Google Play. PolycomRealPresence Desktop 3.0 for Apple Mac OS X and Windows will also be available in July. RealPresence Mobile and RealPresence Desktop are compatible with Polycom RealPresenceCloudAXIS Suite. Availability of RealPresenceCloudAXIS Suite to enterprise customers began March 31. For more information, visit www.polycom.asia