Oct. 15, 2007 – Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world‘s leading provider of unified collaborative solutions, today announced enhancements to its ReadiManagerÂ® SE200 conference management and scheduling solution and V2IU™ network address translation (NAT)/firewall traversal solution, thereby simplifying conference deployment, management and scheduling as well as expanding secure video conferencing outside an organization‘s network.
“As video collaboration becomes mainstream and bandwidth-intensive HD video applications are introduced to the enterprise, organizations need integrated systems to effectively manage, control and secure video traffic on their networks,” said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of video solutions at Polycom. “Only Polycom provides truly comprehensive solutions for HD video applications that operate seamlessly across IP networks.”
ReadiManager SE200 and V2IU are part of the industry‘s only integrated and complete HD video collaboration portfolio, including HD video endpoints and systems, HD conferencing bridges, HD recording, streaming and playback systems (for voice, video and content), HD video content management, telepresence and immersive telepresence solutions, as well as integrated Polycom HD Voice endpoints. To assist customers deploying HD video conferencing, Polycom Global Services offers a comprehensive suite of HD Readiness services through channel partners — from planning and design to evaluating and optimizing HD video performance on existing networks as well as standard maintenance, training and service options.
ReadiManager SE200 Version 3.0 provides network administrators a highly scalable and reliable single point of control from which to manage their conferencing and collaboration resources. It addresses conference management, gatekeeping, device control and the deployment and maintenance of video conferencing endpoints and multipoint conferencing bridges from a fully integrated management platform. It also offers end users simplified conference scheduling through IBM Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook or a web-based interface, accessible from PC or Macintosh-based browsers. Enhancements in Version 3.0 include greater scalability to support broad deployments of thousands of desktop and room-based video conferencing systems, a brand new management interface with support for multiple languages and easy-to-access dashboard views, and system redundancy with automatic failover to ensure greater reliability of management resources. ReadiManager SE200 is also the only network management application that can manage Polycom RMX 2000™ real-time media conferencing platforms and Polycom HDX™ high definition video conferencing systems today.
Polycom V2IU NAT/firewall traversal solutions allow enterprises to securely communicate via video over virtual private networks (VPNs) and the Internet. The Polycom V2IU NAT/firewall traversal solution replaces or works in conjunction with an organization‘s existing firewall by providing a trusted route through any corporate firewall. It also optimizes video quality by prioritizing video traffic over data traffic and providing both shortest path routing and traffic shaping. Polycom V2IU NAT/firewall traversal devices are fully compliant with the IT-T H.460 standard, allowing remote users to seamlessly connect without the need for additional local hardware.
New enhancements to V2IU include an IPv4 to IPv6 Application Layer Gateway (ALG) to help customers cost-effectively migrate to IPv6 while leveraging existing investments in Polycom video conference systems and conference bridges. The IPv4 to IPv6 ALG provides conversion services and controls messages between the two standards, enabling IPv6 and IPv4 conferencing components to communicate directly with one another. This solution is applicable for H.323 and SIP, operates in mixed IPv4 and IPv6 environments and does not require hardware upgrades to Polycom endpoints, bridges or third-party endpoints and bridges.
To support customer deployments, Polycom and its channel partners offer a complete portfolio of service offerings including implementation, support services, training and flexible professional service offerings to optimize video conferencing networks and to ensure the best possible customer experience. The combination of services provided through channels can dramatically improve adoption, use, and overall customer satisfaction and help customers get the maximum benefits from their investments.
Pricing and Availability
The Polycom ReadiManager SE200 Version 3.0 can be ordered today through Polycom certified channel partners and is scheduled to be available in December 2007 for a manufacturer‘s suggested list price starting at US$18,750. The Polycom V2IU series is available today through certified Polycom channel partners for a list price starting at US$1,999. The V2IU IPv4 to IPv6 ALG is scheduled to be available in December 2007 for a manufacturer‘s suggested list price starting at US$42,800.
Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of high definition video, wired and wireless voice, and content solutions to deliver the ultimate collaborative experience. Polycom‘s high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony, workplace wireless telephony, and presence-based networks. With its market-driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage from on-demand communications and collaboration. For additional information, call 800-POLYCOM or visit the Polycom web site at www.polycom.com.
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.
Polycom, the Polycom logo and ReadiManager are registered trademarks and HDX, RMX and V2IU are trademarks of Polycom in the U.S. and various countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2007, Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.
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