Polycom is the second largest player in terms of generation of revenue in the telepresence market. Polycom’s telepresence market is growing faster than its overall video business. It has also made numerous partners under “Polycom Open Collaboration Network” aimed to improve interoperability and performance for rich media applications. Polycom also bought HP’s video conferencing portfolio in mid 2011, which helped in improving its immersive video environment. Polycom products are slightly ahead of Cisco in terms of technology . Different Polycom’s telepresence solutions are as follows:

Polycom RealPresenceTM Experience (RPXTM) : It provides fully immersive life-like experience and stands out among other telepresence solution by its ability to support both standing and sitting participants without effecting remote views when participants stand up or walk around the room. Polycom has launched seven different models of RPXTM according to the no. of participants and screen, thus providing the flexibility of usage according to the requirements. It is ideal for executive and boardroom meetings, operational reviews, corporate training and higher education. It can accommodate upto 28 peoples depending on the requirements. It has a 16-feet full screen which offers the cinematic view using 2 to 4 screens. It offers high-definition video using fixed cameras large format rear-projections using resolution of 1080p at 30fps (frames per second) or 720p at 60fps. It also provides crystal clear voice using StereoSurround Audio of 22 KHz and is synchronized with the pictures to provide life-like experience. It offers the best eye-to-eye contact and even captures the subtleties of the slight movement of the body. Visually muddled layout of large multipoint calls is the weakness of RPXTM which can be resolved by predefining screen layout. The environment is controlled to provide true life-like feeling by giving special attention is given to the walls, tables, carpets, lighting, displays etc. It lowers the requirement for bandwidth by 50% using High Profile H.264 standard. It is also completely interoperable with all the standard video conferencing products of Polycom as well as with Cisco telepresence systems. 

Polycom Open TelePresence ExperienceTM (OTXTM) : It is designed to provide immersive telepresence experience to small groups with lower investment. It can accommodate upto 6 participants on video or upto 10 participants in non-video meetings. It consists of three 65-inch LCD displays for high-quality video and a 21.5-inch retraceable widescreen for displaying contents. It provides flawless collaboration with other video solutions within an organization and is interoperable with all major telepresence and video conferencing systems. It has a flexible architecture which enables technology components to be easily modified and upgraded. It provides crystal clear acoustic & visual quality with minimum room modifications. It also provides optional experience kit for complete immersive experience using rear wall, displays and lightings. 

polycom telepresence

Polycom Architected TelePresence ExperienceTM (ATXTM) : It provides design flexibility to provide unique immersive telepresence experience. It allows organization to utilize existing room, space, furniture and decors. It provides unique deployment of codecs, cameras, microphones, software, and configuration tools according to the requirements. It provides exact facial expressions with steady eye-to-eye contact and even read the subtleties of body language. It provides high quality video using the resolution of 720p at 60fps or 1080p at 30fps. It requires a minimum bandwidth of 7.5Mbps for 720p and 11Mbps for 1080p. They are also completely standard based and is fully interoperable with all major telepresence & video conferencing systems. It requires an operating temperature from 5oC to 30oC and non-condensing relative humidity from 10% to 80%.

Polycom TelePresence HDX Series: It offers advanced telepresence solution bringing HD video, audio, data sharing and enhanced collaboration to conference rooms, classrooms, and meeting space across the enterprise. It delivers HD video upto the resolution of 1080p and crystal clear stereo audio. It is suitable for small meetings and can add upto 3 participants in any meeting. Polycom HDX 9000, HDX 8000, HDX 7000 and HDX 6000 are various models of Polycom HDX series. HDX 9000 brings improved collaboration and rich media tools to conference rooms, lecture halls and executive suites. It also offers multiple audio & video connectors for customized conferencing solution. HDX 8000 provides flexible and robust solution with superior clarity and is ideally suited for distance education and project collaboration. HDX 7000 provides affordable visual communication easily throughout the organization and is ideal for education, medical and enterprises. HDX 6000 offers telepresence experience to conference rooms, standard meeting rooms which require simple connectivity. It is relatively cheaper and focuses on collaboration at reduced operational costs.

Polycom HDX 4000 Series: It offers personal telepresence solutions and brings high-definition audio, video and contents to private executive desktops or small meeting rooms. It has a 20-inch or 24-inch LCD displays to deliver realistic face-to-face communications. It provides high quality video resolution of 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 30fps & 60fps. It also provides high-definition spatial audio using Polycom SirenTM Technology. The information can be shared using graphics, presentations, spreadsheets and rich media content on HD and non-HD systems.

Polycom Telepresence Products

Products

Specifications

Polycom RealPresence Experience

  • Ideal for executive meetings, project management, corporate training & distance learning.
  • Provides high immersive experience
  • Uses a cinematic video wall
  • 2 to 4 screens
  • Can accommodate 28 participants per room
  • Rear-projection system supports both standing and sitting participants
  • Standard-based interoperable with TIP support

 

Polycom Open Telepresence Experience

  • Provides high immersive experience
  • Three 65-inch LCD display
  • Offers flexible deployment
  • 21.5-inch auto-elevating screen for content displaying
  • Optional complete experience kit for rear wall & lighting package
  • Can be used for both video & non-video meetings
  • Accommodates upto 6 participants on video per room
  • Upto 10 participants in non-video meetings
  • Standard-based interoperable with TIP support

 

Polycom Architected Telepresence Experience

  • Provides high immersive experience
  • 2 to 4 plasma displays
  • Develops & deploys customized multi-codec, telepresence meeting rooms
  • Flexibility design options with use of furniture, décor, components and services.
  • Can also be used for non-video meetings
  • Interoperable and integration with leading UC( Unified Communications) solution supporter

Polycom Room Telepresence – HDX Series

  • Consists of 1 or 2 Screens
  • Suitable for small meetings
  • Providing multiple ways to share HD content
  • Can add upto 3 other participants through 4-way multipoint conference
  • High-definition video quality and supports 1080p30, 720p60, 720p30
  • Can also add audio-only participants
  • Variants – HDX 9000, HDX 8000, HDX 7000, HDX 6000
     

Polycom Personal Telepresence – HDX 4000 Series

  • Provides personal telepresence solutions
  • Bright, high quality LCD display which can also serve as the PC display
  • Single screen in 2 screen sizes (20-inch and 24 inches)
  • High-definition video quality and supports 720p60 and 1080p30
  • Variants – HDX 4002, HDX 4500