Polycom has announced availability of Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, extending secure, reliable and high-quality enterprise-grade video collaboration to anyone with a browser and Web camera. RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite is a pure software extension of the Polycom RealPresence Platform, enabling universal access to enterprise-grade video collaboration to hundreds of millions of people, allowing customers to easily meet face to face with any business (B2B) or consumer (B2C), whether they are on a PC, mobile device or video room system. In addition, by integrating Skype, Facebook, and Google Talk contacts in the industry’s first global presence-aware personal directory, the solution combines the click-to-connect convenience of a Web app with the enterprise-grade, secure experience required for businesses to scale to hundreds or thousands of video users.
“Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite makes it easy for businesses to collaborate face-to-face via video with colleagues, customers, partners, students, patients and consumers around the world, with the security, reliability, scalability and quality that is expected from an enterprise-grade solution,” said Andy Miller, Polycom President and CEO, Polycom.
“With the availability of Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, we are delivering on our vision and promise to make enterprise-grade video collaboration ubiquitous and available to anyone, which we believe will help drive a network effect of video and transform how people and industries collaborate and work.”
Making it simple and affordable for customers to install Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, Polycom today announced Video SmartStart, new turnkey all-inclusive offerings that provide everything a customer needs to deploy Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, including the Polycom RealPresence Platform, and implementation and adoption services. Video SmartStart is available in two sizes: Video SmartStart 100 (for up to 100 video users) and Video SmartStart 500 (for up to 500 video users). Video SmartStart offerings are available to customers today with breakthrough pricing, and can be purchased as a single line-item (CAPEX) or as a 3-year lease (OPEX).
“With more businesses moving toward video collaboration, there’s a critical need in the video marketplace for technology that easily and securely connects people inside an organisation to people outside the firewall,” said Richard Costello, Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, IDC. “Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite is the type of innovation that will redefine how businesses around the world get work done. By letting customers easily deploy, use and scale videoconferencing technology, Polycom is making it possible for organisations to connect to anyone so they can improve productivity, as well as leverage video collaboration for new use cases and applications.”
Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite is designed to run as a virtual edition on industry-standard hardware and represents significant step forward in delivering video collaboration virtualised from the datacentre..