Polycom enables mBlox team to work without disruptions during London Olympics


Infotech Lead Europe: UK-based mBlox, a mobile commerce provider, is using Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions, including Polycom RealPresence Mobile, to reduce the congestion in London during the Summer Games.


mBlox has enabled its staff to work remotely and has no concerns about disruption over the coming weeks, leveraging technologies such as RealPresence Mobile to enable face-to-face collaboration via video.


“At mBlox we are conscious of the need to empower our workforce by introducing mobile and remote working, and promote a flexible working environment as part of our normal business practice,” said Andrew Mutty, SVP of Production and Customer Services, mBlox.


“Making full use of our IT investment in Polycom video collaboration solutions, as well as leveraging cloud-based video deployments in London, Singapore and California, ensures that it will be business as usual this summer at mBlox, as our employees can connect and collaborate face-to-face anywhere, from the executive boardroom and conference rooms, to mobile offices and beyond,” Mutty added.


“Video collaboration has continued to attract a high level of interest and investment from businesses, which has enabled it to keep growing despite increasing budgetary challenges. More and more organizations are recognizing the importance of video collaboration to improve productivity and time-to-market, as well as increase business continuity and agility in the face of problems such as travel disruption during major sporting events, extended holiday periods or the impact of extreme weather conditions,” said Duncan Clarke, analyst from Canalys.


Polycom RealPresence Mobile 1.3 software application is available as a free download from the Apple AppStore for the new iPad, iPad 2, and iPhone 4S; and from Google Play for HTC One S, HTC One X, and HTC Jetstream tablet; the Motorola XOOM and the DROID XYBOARD by Motorola; and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1.


Similar to connecting a smartphone to the corporate email server, RealPresence Mobile can be registered to the RealPresence Platform, allowing customers to enjoy advanced features including provisioning, management, firewall traversal, content sharing and connectivity to desktop and immersive video room systems, including multi-party calls.


Personal video collaboration on laptops can be achieved by installing Polycom Telepresence m100, which delivers ease-of-use and HD quality at a low cost allowing seamless connection to the millions of room and immersive telepresence systems online worldwide.


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