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September 11, 2007

Polycom Ships RMX 2000 Version 2.0

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Polycom (News - Alert) has announced new capabilities for the RMX 2000 real-time media conferencing platform for multi-point, high-definition video, voice and unified (voice and video) collaboration. The new version will help customers transition to high definition video conferencing, integrate high-quality voice and video conferencing into unified communication environments from Avaya and IBM (News - Alert), increase on-demand voice conferencing use, and localize the solution for international markets.

The RMX 2000 is built on an Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA). This real-time media conferencing platform is optimized for use on IP networks and designed from the ground up to be the collaboration heart of a unified communications network.
Polycom’s RMX 2000 can simplify the delivery and management of multipoint video as well as unified conferencing for enterprises requiring an infrastructure that supports room and extensive desktop deployments of video collaboration, on-demand or instantaneous conferencing, and high-bandwidth, processing-intensive applications such as high definition video and telepresence.
Polycom explains that the availability of RMX 2000 Version 2.0 software introduces true high definition continuous presence conferencing with full transcoding on the existing RMX 2000 media processing module hardware. This enables customers to combine video conferencing endpoints with different resolutions within the same call; showing multiple sites simultaneously; and providing optimal resolution and call quality based on the capabilities of each video system. As capacity of the RMX 2000 scales based on the resolution demands of each endpoint in a call (HD and non-HD endpoints), it makes it a cost-effective and efficient solution for customers with mixed deployments.
Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager, Video Solutions Group, Polycom said that the RMX 2000 is the most advanced and flexible multipoint video conferencing solution in the market today.
Sigrist said that although the RMX is a platform designed for the next generation of HD video conferencing and telepresence applications, they have not forgotten that the majority of customers today are using lower resolution endpoints or mixed- endpoint environments.
He explained that the RMX 2000 can scale capacity to efficiently and cost-effectively provide the optimal experience for every type of endpoint in a call, whatever the resolution, making it ideal for the majority of real- world video conferencing environments today, as well as next-generation HD video environments.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing writer for TMCnet covering call centers, CRM and information technology.


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