Polycom RealPresence Group 700 Improves Group Collaboration

Getting together with your friends and families have been always fun. You get to talk and see them face to face. You share a lot about anything so naturally and understand each other perfectly. Take the same idea and picture your group meeting. Everything seems to turn upside down instantly because your group collaboration is nowhere fun, save for effective. Your teams hardly can hardly get together because of hectic activities or workloads and even if you do, the collaboration does not seem to be much fruitful because you all get busy with setting up the equipments and calling on for technical supports along the group collaboration. The nightmare ends here with the introduction of Polycom RealPresence Group 700 which improves group collaboration by delivering HD video collaboration and high interoperability with other video collaboration solutions.

Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solution itself has been widely-known as one of the best in its class to help people around the world to connect and collaborate with each other seamlessly and effectively. Likewise, Polycom RealPresence Group Series bring the same quality experience for your group collaboration anywhere, anytime. Polycom RealPresence Group 700, in particular, takes it further with enhanced Full HD 1080p image quality, a bunch of new technologies, and support for Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology for seamless group collaboration. Designed with group collaboration in mind, Polycom RealPresence Group 700 is ideal for for demanding business environments and diverse room configurations including meeting rooms, board rooms, lecture halls, and many more. The solution also features simple user interface to allow users easily interact with each other without much fuss and focus on the group collaboration itself. In fact, there are many features in the new Polycom RealPresence interface which are very user-friendly and intuitive; reminding much of natural face to face collaboration. If you wish to have group collaboration with participants in multiple points, the RealPresence Group 700 is also equipped with integrated multi-point video conferencing capability to up to eight connection without additional equipment. Other interesting extra of Polycom RealPresence Group 700 including full compatibility and interoperability with existing UC platforms and other video collaboration systems.

In today's era, people are used to live apart and distant from their friends and families. Similarly, many workplace often comes to live in virtual environment, instead of physical ones. As such, all the work and group collaborations are done mostly with video collaboration solutions. But then the group collaboration seems to be lacking as compared to if you meet in person with other people. A lot of miscommunication occur and you just cannot figure out what seems to be the problem. Polycom RealPresence Group 700 is especially designed to enhance group collaboration like never before with HD 1080p quality interaction. Apparently, one of the greatest barriers with virtual collaboration is the lack of closeness and realism between the participants. The new Polycom RealPresence Group 700 Series allows participants to see and hear each other very clearly in high quality images and audio every time; delivering the life-like group collaboration with strong realism of physical collaboration. As such, users can share any contents and understand each other more easily and in high quality for effective group collaboration and thus optimal result.

Even if the other parties does not use the HD quality video collaboration system, the group collaboration can still goes well thanks to the built-in TIP (Telepresence Interoperability Protocol) supports. That aside, Polycom also oversee any issues related to the network interferences by adding in Lost Packet recovery in this group collaboration solution. All in all, the new Polycom RealPresence Group 700 transforms group collaboration in many ways; bringing over more natural interaction with both the other participants and the video collaboration system itself for best result.

Best Quality Experience

With today's diverse workforce and business environments, group collaboration is an ongoing process and thus need to be improved to deliver the optimal result. Polycom RealPresence Group 700 is one way to do it. Built to deliver the best for group collaboration, it got all the right whistles and bells to win the game. In the first place, Polycom RealPresence Group 700 Series features full support for 1080p/60 type of contents for high quality video collaboration. In terms of audio, users can also expect crystal clear voices with accurate details and less noise thanks to Polycom Constant Clarity feature. Not only improving the overall audio quality, this feature also introduces conversational stereo mechanism in which audio signal are divided between each speakers. Expect to see crystal clear images and hear every detail in life-like quality as if everyone is present in the room instead of the virtual environment. With the higher level of presence and realism in Polycom RealPresence Group 700, users will feel more comfortable and thus be able to interact with each other more naturally as well as effectively.

While video quality comes first in group collaboration, the ease of use is equally important. Polycom RealPresence Group 700 Series comes with the revamped new user interface which offers hassle-free user experience with intuitive menus and alternative control options. Users can choose to use the bundled standard remote control to navigate around and do other function in their group collaboration. Or, they can go for more intuitive controls with touchscreen panel in Polycom Touch Control which is sold separately. Even better, users actually get to control over the video collaboration and interact with each other with their BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) such as tablets and smartphones via the intelligent Polycom SmartPairing technology.

High Interoperability

The challenges to effective group collaboration does not get any easier with people using various video collaboration solutions. Some UC (unified communications) platforms and video collaboration solutions simply does not work well with other systems or even indicates no whatsoever compatibility. To remove the barrier, Polycom RealPresence Group 700 Series is equipped with native supports for universal standard of UC platforms. With Polycom RealPresence Group 700, users do not have to worry about missing any functionalities during the group collaboration because of the half-compatibility or incompatibility with another video collaboration platforms from other parties. What's more, users can definitely benefit from the H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) architecture on Polycom RealPresence Group 700 because it helps to ensure high quality group collaboration by enhancing the video quality accordingly to the network conditions. With higher interoperability with other video collaboration systems, users can also save extra costs for additional equipments or any infrastructures. All of the Polycom RealPresence solutions also comes with a range of optional services such as AdvancedAccess Service and Elire Support to allow a completely effective uncompromised group collaboration anywhere anytime.

(Date: 16 April 2013; Lidya)

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