A leading provider of video and audio conferencing equipment
and related network infrastructure,
), will boost
) popular Lync server. Polycom will offer 360-degree, panoramic
1080p HD video support through Polycom CX5500 and CX5100 Unified
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The Polycom CX5500 or CX5100 arranges for a 360-degree panoramic
view of the room. They also track the conversations at 30 frames
per second through 1080p active speaker video, improving clarity.
An innovative user interface and design facilitates the launching
or joining of a call from Lync. To use the facility, users will
have to connect Polycom CX5500 and CX5100 to a computer running
Lync, through an USB.
Lync server offers instant messaging, voice and video creating a
great platform to conduct meetings. It also facilitates Skype
connections. Polycom is already offering its 40 different video,
voice and file sharing solutions to Microsoft's Lync.
The CX5100 technology is expected to hit the market in September
while CX5500 will be available from the fourth quarter of 2013.
However, Lync customers can easily avail these new apps from
In Jan 2013, Polycom entered into a strategic agreement with
), to offer cloud-based video conferencing services to different
organizations. According to the company, the collaboration will
mobilize and virtualize video meetings, thereby easing video
communication. Earlier, the company had entered into an agreement
with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited to offer RealPresence
Experience (RPX) to the India-based pharmaceutical company.
In Mar 2013, Polycom also launched a HD voice technology called
SoundStation Connect technology, which provides sound clarity
during a meeting by eliminating background noise.
The corporate video conferencing business is mainly dominated by
). So, we believe that the development of such groundbreaking
technologies coupled with the strategic alliances will help
Polycom to improve its revenue growth and retain its market
Currently, Polycom carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).