Polycom in pact with Microsoft for collaboration solutions optimized for Microsoft Lync

Polycom, a provider of conferencing and collaboration solutions, has strengthened its partnership with Microsoft to deliver collaboration solutions optimized for Microsoft Lync.

As part of this partnership, Polycom has expanded its portfolio of more than 40 offerings for Microsoft Lync to include the new Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync.

The Polycom CX8000 solution is a videoconferencing room system for Microsoft Lync that includes presence, contact search, instant messaging, HD video conferencing, HD audio, virtual white boarding, touch display-powered presentations, application sharing, editing on shared documents, and more.

Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync includes several features that help users take advantage of Microsoft Lync 2013 such as built-in multiparty video and a better overall audio and video experience that leverages the open standards-based scalable video coding (SVC) implementation.

Polycom CX5100

The addition of lifecycle services helps drive adoption for video and voice collaboration in Microsoft Lync environments, ultimately increasing usage and driving a greater return on investment.

The Polycom CX8000 builds on Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station, a 360-degree, panoramic 720p HD video collaboration system, and the only phone and camera combination in the world today that is natively integrated with Microsoft Lync, the company said

Bringing the next generation of 360-degree camera technology to the Polycom CX8000, Polycom plans to offer the Polycom CX5100 Unified Conference Station, upon completion of qualification, as an optional feature for the Polycom CX8000.

The Polycom CX5100 system is the industry’s only 360-degree, panoramic 1080p HD video collaboration camera and phone combination that delivers a centre-of-the-table experience and Polycom’s legendary HD Voice, Polycom claims.

Also read: Polycom to cut 6% jobs after posting $2 million net loss

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