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Polycom UC Infrastructure

  • Bring people face-to-face from anywhere over telepresence with highly scalable, reliable, secure, and redundant infrastructure that helps to ensure business continuity.
  • Create a seamless UC environment that drives adoption through ease-of-use within normal business workflows (IM, calendar, and e-mail functions, for example).
  • Ensure interoperation with hundreds of unified communications and business applications through the unique open-standards approach of the Polycom RealPresence Platform, which supports large-scale premises, hosted and cloud delivery of video as a service.
  • Protect investments through forward and backward compatibility with existing and future systems. Drive down TCO and accelerate ROI through Polycom's unique ability to use as much as 50% less network bandwidth while providing 3.5 times greater resource capacity than alternatives.

Platform Functions: Five Ways to Improve Collaboration

The Polycom RealPresence Platform fits in the UC "stack" between the foundation layer of core network and security infrastructure and the services, applications, and device/endpoint layers above it, enabling the various software elements, which are typically from a range of different vendors, to interoperate seamlessly. The five functional areas spanned by the platform are described in the diagram.

 

 

Polycom RMX Universal Video Collaboration

Polycom® RMX® solutions are the cornerstone of the Polycom RealPresence™ Platform, enabling you to realise the benefits of open unified communications by mixing multi-party voice, video and content collaboration sessions together. Streamlining complexity and reducing costs, RMX solutions connect UC environments and applications seamlessly and enable a reliable, high-quality user experience.

  • Unmatched value with up to 50% less bandwidth utilisation and 3.5 times greater call capacity than other solutions through innovative software with dynamic resource allocation.
  • Protect investments and prepare for the future with broad, native support for open standards, protocols, UC applications and environments without expensive gateways and extra, hidden licenses and costs.
  • Collaborate in HD with colleagues, partners, suppliers and customers. Enjoy the most life-like experiences through Polycom Lost Packet Recovery™, video and audio upscaling (Symmetric 1080p) and Polycom UltimateHD™ software features.
  • Virtual Edition for virtulised/cloud environments

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Polycom Video DualManager

Complete solutions for video-enabling all or select parts of your organisation, including management applications, video conferencing platforms, recording and streaming servers, video content management, secure remote access, and a full suite of partner solutions.

 

  • Scalability to 400 devices, helping you effectively manage mobile, desktop and group telepresence systems
  • Easy administration through comprehensive device monitoring, provisioning, management and software revision control
  • Directory and presence engines to simplify dialing
  • Scheduling options via Web GUI or APIs, resulting in a holistic application
  • Utilises a centralised AD database for simplifying and streamlining account management, logging and monitoring.

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Polycom DMA Virtualisation Management

The Polycom Distributed Media Application is a unique network-based virtualisation application for managing & distributing calls across collaboration networks. Utilising a highly reliable & scalable processing architecture, the DMA 7000 as an integral solution in the Polycom RealPresence Platform, which maximises and leverages existing infrastructure & investment.

  • CloudAXIS Support – Key components of the RealPresence Platform and CloudAXIS extend enterprise-grade video collaboration to any business (B2B) or consumer (B2C) and connect users from Skype, Facebook, Google Talk and other presence-based applications into a secure Polycom videoconference via a simple web browser.
  • Universal Collaboration – Providing seamless connectivity without complex reconfiguration of UC environments helping to reduce costs and extend the value and reach of existing UC investments.
  • Unmatched Scale – Supports 75,000 device registrations and 25,000 concurrent calls, and provides load balancing and MCU resource management to up to 64 bridges for the most demanding environments.
  • Highest Resiliency – Redundant application servers and databases, and geographically distributed super clusters, eliminate single points of failure and provides high availability.
  • Simplified Administration – User accounts and personal meeting rooms are automatically provisioned centrally, with little or no administrative effort.
  • Increased Resource Utilisation – Advanced routing algorithms maximise resource utilisation and dynamically distribute calls based on prioritizing, bandwidth and class of service.
  • API Suite – Increase end user productivity and lower administration cost via API SDK for conference monitoring, provisioning users and VMRs, resource reporting and billing. Custom applications integrate the video conferencing network into company wide applications, processes and systems.

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Polycom Resource Manager

Managed, monitored, and under control

A key component of the Polycom RealPresence Platform, available as a hardened appliance or software optimized for virtualized environments, the RealPresence Resource Manager application is critical to effectively managing thousands of mobile, desktop, and group telepresence systems.

Administrators can use it to centrally provision, monitor and manage the entire video collaboration network. Through dynamic provisioning, it automatically configures and maintains thousands of video clients at pre-determined software baselines. This eliminates having a variety of software releases in the field, fixing end-user configuration mismatches, being uncertain about the quality of video being provided, and other typical management issues.

Built-in reports, application dashboards, and drill-down tabs ensure you can instantly access troubleshooting and operational metrics are readily available.

  • Scalability to 50,000 devices, helping you effectively manage mobile, desktop and group telepresence systems
  • Easy administration through comprehensive device monitoring, provisioning, management and software revision control
  • Directories and presence engines that simplify dialing
  • An API suite, for direct integrations into your key applications and systems
  • Multi-tenant support for cloud-based hosting
  • Scheduling options via Web GUI or APIs, resulting in a holistic application

RealPresence Resource Manager is dependent on an external video call control (gatekeeper/SIPRegistrar) for scale which is achieved via tight integration with Polycom RealPresence Distributed Media Application (DMA). This provides highly reliable scheduled conferences, a unified dial plan, and a variety of options for leading UC environments.

Customers and partners who want to better understand the API suite, or get started, can refer to the Polycom Developers Program. For assistance in using the API suite to develop applications for your specific business needs, visit the API Software Integration service page for consulting options.

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Features and Benefits

  • CloudAXIS Support – Key components of the RealPresence Platform and CloudAXIS extend enterprise-grade video collaboration to any business (B2B) or consumer (B2C) and connect users from Skype, Facebook, Google Talk and other presence-based applications into a secure Polycom videoconference via a simple web browser
  • Cloud / Service Provider Multi-tenant – Host numerous customers or departments on a single platform, for operational efficiency and lower TCO
  • Simplified administration and provisioning – Dynamically provision mobile, personal, and group systems with feature sets, call quality, bandwidth rights and software updates – minimizing administration work and user setup
  • Centralized device management – Single application to monitor and manage all endpoints in the network, immediate real time views of the status and health of the video network
  • Conference scheduling and management application – Use either the web scheduler or API to schedule and launch video calls. Central application to manage ongoing conferences, point to point or multi-party
  • API Suite – Combine with RealPresence  DMA APIs for a complete video conferencing management API solution

Superior Architecture with scale up to 50,000 devices with a Linux operating system preferred by service providers and large enterprise. High availability with redundant hot standby server minimises outage time. Automate and centralise your video network management, eliminating time consuming and error-prone manual monitoring and management procedures.

 

  • Simplify the customer experience using dynamic provisioning, directories and contact list dialing with presence information
  • Integrate video collaboration into your environment with the API suite and custom applications
  • Realise quicker ROI with multi-tenant capabilities that securely and discretely serve multiple customers from single application instance
  • Run an always available video service using the Platform architecture of clustered hot-standby servers and separated functions of call control, device management and bridging resources
  • Prepare for the BYOD policy as the application scales from 100 to 50,000 video devices using dynamic provisioning and configuration

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Polycom Capture Server

Turn real-time collaboration into anytime collaboration. Record and stream from your entire video network. Video has become universal – millions of video-enabled tablets, mobile phones, desktop unified communications tools, and standards-based video conferencing endpoints empower organisations to collaborate over distance. But what about collaborating across time zones and scheduling challenges?

  • Easy to use – Intuitive ad hoc recording and streaming from video conferencing endpoints and bridges
  • Universal access – Live streams and video on-demand compatible with PC, MAC, iOS and Android platforms
  • Highest performance at lowest cost – Support true HD video calls, and deliver 50% greater recording capacity than competitive video conferencing recorders
  • Leading edge technology – Keep up to date with the latest features and enhancements through your support contract

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Polycom Media Manager

Software that lets you capture, manager, deliver and access video content - from any source to any device. Manage video assets from creation to distribution, create a knowledge culture in your organisation. Enable your teams to share, search, and access video as easily as any other content type.

The Polycom Media Manager is the only automated enterprise software in the industry that equips organisations to manage all of their video assets at any stage of their life cycle.

  • Upload any video source or format –Create reusable video assets regardless of how the content was captured
  • Provide universal browser access – View your organisation's complete multimedia content library and live webcasts from any device, using just a browser, inside or outside the firewall
  • Support mobile devices – Intelligently transform content for iOS and Android
  • Manage content logically – Set rules that automate the discovery, upload, organisation, and treatment of new content; manage viewing permissions and content approval workflows
  • Make video content thoroughly searchable –  Use optional speech processing services to increase the likelihood that video content will be discovered with simple keyword searches

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