At this year’s Mobile World Congress (News - Alert), Polycom Inc., a global provider of standard-based unified communications, teamed up with Ericsson to launch an end-to-end HD video solution that businesses of all sizes can use as a communication tool. The interoperable Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) system will be provided by telecom operators and will be based on open video conferencing 3GPP standards, ensuring all businesses affordability and functionality with its use.
The new visual communication solution for service providers will leverage Ericsson's comprehensive video-enabled IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert) package, including HD-capable infrastructure, PolycomR RealPresence video, voice endpoints and the RealPresence Platform, instantly making this one of the most comprehensive and affordable business communication tools on the market.
“Today's announcement is another step toward our vision to make video collaboration ubiquitous. Following on the January announcement of our cloud strategy, Polycom (News - Alert) is excited to collaborate with an IMS leader like Ericsson to deliver standards-based, interoperable solutions that will enable service providers to offer compelling and cost-effective Video-as-a-Service solutions to their customers,” said Gary Testa, vice president of Global Cloud and Service Provider Solutions at Polycom.
He was also confident in saying that this new technology can help build business, bring in new customers, create revenue streams, and allow business to connect with customers or suppliers visually, in high-definition, from anywhere.
Polycom plans to test its RealPresence video collaboration solutions to connect two audience groups at TED2012 later this week. By connecting audiences from Palm Springs to the TED2012 main stage in Long Beach, audiences will get a firsthand experience of the face-to-face experience that Polycom’s newest communication product will offer.
Also, Polycom has a planned collaboration with HTC (News - Alert) to deliver its enterprise-grade video capabilities to smartphones and tablets by midyear. As businesses become increasingly mobile, this is another huge component to Polycom’s newest product.
Businesses of all sizes will be able communicate with suppliers and consumers like never before, and will be able to potentially use the same software on personal devices as well. Creating a video communication tool that is tailor made for the new age of business.
Edited by Jennifer Russell