Polycom and Motorola Team on Enterprise HD Video Software Solution for Motorola XOOM™
Article posted on Oct 11, 2011
Polycom® RealPresence™ Mobile Available on Motorola XOOM Tablets Provides Enterprise-Grade Video and Extends the Benefits of Face-to-Face Video Collaboration
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., and PLEASANTON, Calif. - Oct 11, 2011 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) today announced the general availability of Polycom® RealPresence™ Mobile for Motorola XOOM™. With Polycom's HD video technology on a Motorola tablet, users can connect simultaneously to other standards-based video systems, including immersive video rooms, group/desktop systems, and laptops. Launched today, the RealPresence Mobile software application, powered by the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform, extends Polycom's HD video collaboration technology to deliver to tablets the same high-quality, secure, reliable video experience customers are accustomed to inside the office. The RealPresence Mobile software application is available via a free download from Android Market™ beginning today and Motorola will become the first company to offer the RealPresence Mobile application pre-loaded on its tablet devices, starting in Q4 2011.
"Motorola Mobility is committed to our enterprise users, and we are excited to equip mobile workers with effective collaboration tools that improve decision making and increase productivity," said Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise, Motorola Mobility. "Integrating the Polycom RealPresence Mobile application into Motorola XOOM provides a best-in-class HD video experience for our customers that frees them from the office to participate in individual and group video conferences from anywhere with anyone."
Polycom and Motorola, building on their long-standing relationship, have successfully seeded Motorola XOOM tablets loaded with the RealPresence Mobile solution to leading Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. for beta testing.
"Together, Polycom and Motorola are unleashing workers by extending the benefits of Polycom-quality video collaboration beyond the conference room and office with a true mobile enterprise video solution for tablets," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice president and general manager of UC solutions and chief development officer, Polycom. "Polycom delivers the essential provisioning, management, system interoperability, firewall traversal, and scalability that CIOs need to video-enable their enterprise mobile workforce, and the reliability, security, and lifelike quality – across devices – that users demand. All of these are essential qualities of an enterprise video collaboration solution, and enable organizations to drive better teamwork, higher productivity, faster adoption, and a great return on investment."
A powerhouse in both software and hardware, the Motorola XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience – including resizeable widgets, true multi-tasking, tabbed web browsing, notifications and customization – and also features the latest Google™ Mobile services. The Motorola XOOM provides full support for Adobe® Flash® Player so users can enjoy all the video and other rich web content clearer than ever before on the device's 10.1" HD widescreen display. And for Motorola XOOM tablets on the Verizon Wireless network, support for 4G LTE translates to even faster web browsing, movie rentals from Android Market™, and file downloads than ever before.
Built on the RealPresence Platform and featuring an intuitive interface, RealPresence Mobile allows users to simultaneously view content in HD (such as presentations) during the video session. The solution delivers the industry's best video and audio for a higher-quality experience over wireless networks and supports firewall traversal and VPN (virtual private network) clients so users can easily join a conference from any WiFi, 3G, or 4G network. RealPresence Mobile was developed with an open standards-based approach to allow it to seamlessly interoperate with the broadest range of related applications, protocols, call control systems, and end points. The RealPresence Platform also delivers unprecedented scale – supporting up to 75,000 devices and 25,000 concurrent sessions – plus resiliency and universal bridging to support both on-premises and cloud-based delivery.
The RealPresence Mobile software application was announced today at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2011 conference in San Diego, Calif., where Polycom president and CEO Andy Miller will demonstrate the new mobile solution during his keynote address on October 12.
Polycom RealPresence Mobile for the Motorola XOOM is available now for free download from Android Market™. The app is scheduled to be pre-loaded on select Motorola devices starting in Q4 2011. All components of the Polycom RealPresence Platform are currently available through Polycom's certified channel partners. For more information on the Motorola XOOM, visit www.motorola.com/xoom. For more information on RealPresence Mobile or the RealPresence Platform, go to polycom.com or call 1-800 POLYCOM.
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