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Polycom Announces First Recording, Streaming and Archiving Solution

  • 12 September, 2006 12:35

<p>Polycom, Inc. [NASDAQ: PLCM], the world’s leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, has announced a network server that enables customers to easily record, stream and archive multimedia content on demand. The Polycom Readi Streaming Server (RSS™) 2000 enables enterprise customers to improve productivity and gain operation and cost efficiencies by providing recorded multimedia content -- including presentations, interviews, demonstrations, or training materials -- to employees, customers, partners, and suppliers anywhere in the world with a simple and easy-to-use solution. Polycom RSS 2000 is the only solution on the market today that supports recording, archiving, streaming and H323 playback of high definition video content, and is an integrated part of the end-to-end Polycom video communications product portfolio.</p>
<p>“There is growing demand among our customers for the ability to record, stream and archive video conferences and other multimedia content, particularly in the education environment for distance learning and in financial sectors for Sarbanes Oxley compliance,” said James Anderson, Polycom Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand. “Polycom RSS gives customers a complete, all-in-one solution that is easy to use and manage, and is also integrated with our Polycom VSX video systems and MGC unified conferencing bridges for seamless use in mixed voice and video calls.”</p>
<p>“The ability to capture and broadcast multimedia content broadens the applications for Polycom’s conferencing and collaboration solutions,” said Sally Windman, Industry Analyst, Conferencing and Collaboration with Frost and Sullivan. “Customers are looking for ways to maximize their investments in conferencing technology and Polycom RSS 2000 enables them to use existing Polycom tools to easily record and distribute events like company meetings, investor relations calls, training seminars, and sales and marketing briefings. It extends a customer’s ability to communicate more effectively both inside and outside of their organization.”</p>
<p>The Only Solution for High Definition Video Content
Polycom RSS is the only solution on the market today that supports recording, archiving streaming and H323 playback of high definition video conferences. This support will also create the only end-to-end solution for high definition video communications. Polycom previously announced support for high definition video conferences on its MGC unified conferencing bridges, and has announced plans to introduce high definition video conferencing support on endpoints later this year.</p>
<p>Polycom RSS Part of End-to-End Conferencing and Collaboration Solutions
The Polycom RSS features integration with Polycom VSX video conferencing systems and Polycom MGC unified conferencing bridges enables users to start, stop pause and many other options recording and H323 Playback on-demand using familiar DTMF commands while recording over IP or ISDN. Management, monitoring and customization options are easily accessible using standard Polycom MGC software management tools or a web-based interface. Users can record high-quality multimedia conferences (up to H.264 30 frames per second) with synchronized voice, video and content (point-to-point and multipoint), as well as stream live or archived content to audiences worldwide through the Internet. The server can store up to 600 hours of recorded content, which is then accessible over the Internet using common media players software, including: Microsoft Office Windows Media Player and RealPlayer.</p>
<p>Secure Communication Solution
The Polycom RSS features extensive security features to protect content. The server features password protected management, the ability to set recording and viewing rights, and the ability to identify terminals or web users.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
Polycom RSS is now available through qualified Polycom channel partners worldwide for a RRP of AUD$25,999 inc GST and NZD$29,999 inc GST.</p>
<p>Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed, and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.</p>

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