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May 17, 2012

Polycom Updates its RealPresence Platform for Enhanced Video Conferencing

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

The Polycom (News - Alert) RealPresence Platform is a software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, providing Polycom's HD telepresence and video solutions. The Polycom RealPresence Platform is an important part of Polycom RealPresence Video Solutions made up of the platform.

Recently, the company announced important updates to its RealPresence Platform. New features for RealPresence Video Content Management include updates for Polycom RSS 4000 Recording and Streaming Server and Polycom RealPresence Media Manager.

Polycom RealPresence Video Solutions interoperate with hundreds of products and services provided by Polycom’s global ecosystem of partners, allowing users to select advanced solutions that are right for their company. It also offers Online collaboration services that let dispersed groups meet and share/edit content.

Users can use Polycom solutions with all the major players in Web conferencing to improve meetings, training events, lectures and presentations with interactive HD video.

The RealPresence Video Content Management solution will be available worldwide July 2012, the company stated in a press release.

“Research has shown that messages and trainings delivered through video are more likely to be viewed and can have much greater impact than written or verbal communication, which is why video collaboration is increasingly becoming a critical part of business culture," said A.E. Natarajan, group vice president, RealPresence Platform and Solutions, Polycom. "Organizations are relying on video content management and delivery solutions to improve workflow processes, such as continuing education to help doctors stay up-to-date on certifications.”

In 2011, TMC's (News - Alert) Shamila Janakiraman reported that the company introduced a new model that will assist medical professionals to collaborate via video, and share their skills in 35 healthcare and academic institutions. The International Virtual e-Hospital (IVeH) offers sustainable telemedicine and e-health programs which help rebuild medical systems in developing countries.

The program was launched as the Telemedicine Program of Kosovo (TPK) and has successfully connected seven Kosovan hospitals via telemedicine.

Edited by Braden Becker

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