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TMCNet:  HKU selects Polycom's RealPresence video solutions

[February 08, 2013]

HKU selects Polycom's RealPresence video solutions

Feb 08, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Polycom, Inc., a provider of open standards-based unified communications and collaboration, or UC&C, have announced the use of Polycom RealPresence video solutions at the University of Hong Kong, or HKU.


The delivery of Polycom's video conferencing solutions at HKU's Faculty of Law was completed in October 2012.

"Previously, our students' performances in simulated court proceedings had to be recorded in one room, and played back simultaneously in another - a highly time-consuming and inefficient system," said Professor Johannes M.M. Chan, S.C. (Hon), Dean of the Faculty of Law at HKU. "With Polycom's solutions, we are now able to evaluate these recordings in one place so that students can receive immediate feedback on areas of improvement." "Polycom RealPresence video solutions have also been useful for us outside the classroom. We have been able to streamline our admission and recruitment processes, as well as internal meetings, and have the ability to collaborate across geographic boundaries. We can now conduct interviews with international candidates 'face-to-face' in real-time and meetings are now more effective with the camera tracking feature that enables us to easily focus on speakers," added Professor Chan.

"Polycom's vision of collaborative education includes bridging teachers, instructors, students and content providers around the world to enhance and improve the learning experience," said Michael Alp, President, Polycom Asia Pacific. "Through our partnership with HKU, students and academics are experiencing greater benefits through real-time visual interactions. I am delighted that Polycom is playing such as a vital role in nurturing talent from the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Law for the future good of society." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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