Polycom debuts RealPresence Mobile for smartphones
Software solution will be available for iPhone 4S, Android 4.0
Polycom has unveiled Polycom RealPresence Mobile for smartphones, which will be available in early March on the Apple iPhone 4S and soon on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphones.
RealPresence Mobile, is powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, and is designed to be a secure, enterprise-grade video software solution for mobile devices that allows mobile device users to easily connect with other standards-based video systems including immersive video rooms, group or desktop systems, laptops, tablets, and smartphones in HD quality.
In October 2011, Polycom first announced its mobile software application for tablets, which includes the Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, Droid Xyboard by Motorola, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The software is designed to extend secure, high-quality HD video collaboration to mobile users and RealPresence Mobile software application for tablets and smartphones is available via a free download from the Apple App Store and Android Market.
Combined with the Polycom RealPresence Platform this software is designed to provide a true enterprise-grade mobile solution for customers.
The RealPresence Platform is designed to integrate with hundreds of apps from leading vendors in business and communications, including apps for IM/presence, call control, web conferencing, and mobile and social business.
Similar to connecting a smartphone to the corporate email server, RealPresence Mobile can be registered to the RealPresence Platform, allowing customers to enjoy advanced features including provisioning, management, firewall traversal, content sharing, and connectivity to desktop and immersive video room systems, including multi-party calls.
"Polycom's vision is to make video collaboration ubiquitous by delivering easy-to-use, standards-based software to anyone on any device. With more than one billion teleworkers, Polycom RealPresence Mobile - for both tablets and now smartphones - puts video collaboration in the hands of potentially millions more, allowing anyone to visually collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners, regardless of their physical location," said Andy Miller, CEO of Polycom. "Customers want to collaborate from anywhere, and RealPresence video solutions make that possible by seamlessly connecting people face-to-face who are on the road, at home or in the office, in conference rooms or in immersive theaters."
RealPresence Mobile on the iPhone 4S is designed to allow users to view content - such as presentations- by swapping the view between the content and conference participants. The solution features Polycom video and audio for a higher quality, enterprise-grade experience, and allows users to block their video image during a meeting if desired.
Polycom has also a software upgrades to RealPresence Mobile for the iPad2, including the capability to share PDF files from the tablet with other video meeting participants. Polycom plans to make this feature, as well as additional language options, available to the iPhone 4S and Android mobile devices in the future.