Press release submitted by: Polycom
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2017 – Polycom, Inc., a global leader in helping organizations achieve new levels of teamwork, efficiency and productivity by unleashing the power of human collaboration, today unveiled new video conferencing solutions that add a life-like look and feel to your virtual meeting experience.
At the intersection of the virtual and physical world lies today’s workplace where nearly every business meeting includes at least one participant that has dialed in over audio or video. This requires new solutions that allow employees to easily connect, see and share with colleagues in different locations. The latest Polycom solutions, headlined by a new customizable immersive Telepresence experience and a new camera with advanced video production features, re-imagine this intersection and make your virtual meetings feel more in-person than ever.
“Today’s business leaders are experiencing a technology gap between what their workplace offers and the experience employees are looking for,” said Michael Frendo, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Polycom. “We’re on a mission to develop collaboration solutions that close that gap and not only make you feel like you are in the same room, but are easy to use, intuitive and require no training to operate.”
Across the Table Experience
When you walk into a Polycom Immersive RealPresence™ room, you sit down, join the call, and it feels like you are sitting across the table from your colleagues, whose images are life-size, crystal clear, and leave no question as to which direction their voice is coming from. The new Polycom Immersive Studio Flex (Hyperlink) is now bringing this meeting experience to more collaborators around the world at a more affordable price.
The Immersive Studio Flex can be customized to your space and budget and offers Microsoft Skype for Business functionality at a 37 percent lower cost than other leading solutions, such as the Cisco IX5000. Like other Polycom Immersive solutions, the Immersive Studio Flex combines high definition audio and an 18-foot video wall with three 4K UltraHD display screens making virtual meetings as comfortable as sitting in a home theater and as collaborative as being in the same room.
A Professional-Grade Video Meeting Experience
Creating immersive solutions doesn’t stop with the Immersive Studio Flex, the Polycom EagleEye Director II (Hyperlink) camera changes your video conferencing experience from the awkward and distant “bowling alley” view to a professionally produced video meeting when combined with Polycom Group Series video room systems. Without the need to manually adjust or to use a remote, the camera automatically zooms in on and frames the active speaker from an industry-leading 32 feet in less than three seconds, panning out when the discussion includes more than one person. A unique picture-in-picture display of the room means you see the reactions and body language of everyone in the room while you’re focused on the speaker.
The camera runs on the new Polycom Group Series 6.1 release, the engine that drives Polycom’s industry-leading voice and video technology.
The RealPresence Immersive Studio Flex and EagleEye Director II, available in select countries starting in February 2017, are the first solutions to be announced following the company’s acquisition by Siris Capital Group, LLC and transition to a private enterprise.
About Polycom, Inc.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.