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Polycom RealPresence software: HD videoconferencing on mobile

Polycom introduces the latest advancement in mobile videoconferencing with its RealPresence Mobile software during CTIA Enterprise & Applications trade show on Tuesday (October 11).

The new mobile software extends a high-definition videoconferencing system to the three popular tablets, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Apple’s iPad and Motorola’s Xoom.

With the high-cost and other demanding requirements of high-end videoconferencing systems, mobile videoconferencing is now growing its way into enterprise computing. Polycom is among the vendors who are on top of the game with RealPresence’s capacity of sending and receiving 30-frames-per-second videos with 720p HD on tablets over Wi-Fi connection. The software also contains management tools needed by an enterprise.

Polycom released in September that its RealPresence platform is developed with current Polycom infrastructure products included in its system. The mobile software is also designed to organize video conferences within various platforms.

Senior Vice President of solutions marketing Jim Kruger, informed that the new software allows users in a tablet video meeting to see all members in high definition. The quality of the image however is depended on the strength of the Wi-Fi or cellular signal.

Polycom mentioned that RealPresence runs on the company’s UC Intelligent Core. This can handle 25,000 concurrent calls and its scale can reach to 75, 000 devices.

RealPresence Mobile software can be utilized with endpoints from third parties like Radvision and Cisco because of its standard properties which include Cisco-based Telepresence Interoperability Protocol and H.323, H.264, Session Initiation Protocol.

Kruger announced that the Android and iOS RealPresence Mobile application will be free of charge. However he pointed out that payments will be made by enterprises that will be using RealPresence over other types of video endpoints.

Recently, aside from Polycom, there are also other videoconferencing vendors who are pushing to include the standardization of mobile systems into videoconferencing. Among them are Cisco Systems, Logitech and Radvision.

The Cius tablet from Cisco Systems, Polycons rival, is also a platform for mobile videoconferencing. Another team catering to iPad and iPhone videoconferencing systems is Logitech’s LifeSize division while Radvision’s Scopia Mobile V3 was launched last week. It’s Radvision’s data collaboration and videoconferencing application intended for Apple iOS.

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