A recent report details Cisco’s changes to its enterprise video conferencing line, including major software revamping. Cisco is really focusing on optimizing/simplifying the user experience as companies increase their use of video conferencing and unified communication (UC) technology. Expect to see more good things from Cisco coming soon!
Polycom continues to demonstrate its commitment to open standards among unified communications solutions with its announcement of the Polycom RealPresence platform. This new offering includes a comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration.
The Polycom RealPresence Platform (formerly referred to as the Polycom UC Intelligent Core) is the software infrastructure that powers Polycom’s HD telepresence and video solutions.
The open-standards approach of the Polycom RealPresence Platform ensures integration with hundreds of unified communications and social networking applications, such as Microsoft Lync 2010, IBM Sametime, and Jive’s social business platform.
An interesting new offering launched this week in the Visual Collaboration world. The Blue Jeans Network debuted a cloud based video conferencing service that promises to bring the traditional room based systems of manufacturers such as Polycom, Cisco, and Lifesize together with Skype, Google Talk, and more. And this is all accomplished over the public internet! The early buzz is that the service works very well.
IVCi welcomes Blue Jeans to the market!
In another exciting turn of events for our industry, Polycom has announced that it is acquiring HP’s visual collaboration business including Halo, and will become an exclusive partner to HP for telepresence and certain video UC solutions.
Also included in press release:
- Polycom will integrate video applications in HP’s WebOS platform
- Establishes open video exchange cloud with leading service providers
- Expands strategic relationships with Microsoft
- Announces 2-for-1 stock split