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Polycom RPX Series Named Best New Video Conferencing Product at Infocomm

Kayye Consulting Sites RPX as Unique Immersive Collaboration Experience

Polycom RPX Series video conferencing solutions were named "Best New Conferencing Product" at the recent Infocomm convention by Kayye Consulting in its rAVe newsletter for professional audio/visual systems integrators. Polycom RPX solutions, the only standards-based telepresence solutions able to connect with other group and desktop standards-based video conferencing solutions, are symmetrically designed, modular rooms featuring a sensory surround experience resulting from TV-like video, near CD voice quality, integrated personal content displays, and high resolution content sharing capabilities.

Using EyeConnect technology and techniques to communicate eye-to-eye, full size and in proportion, Polycom RPX suites make remote meeting participants feel they are truly sharing the same table in the same room. The Polycom RPX solutions are able to seamlessly connect a virtually limitless number of sites and people in other Polycom RPX suites, standards-based video conference rooms, and video-enabled IP telephony and presence-based desktop systems. The Polycom RPX solution is an all inclusive package encompassing a free-standing, luxury environment plus electronics.

According to the July 18 issue of Kayye Consulting's rAVe newsletter, "Polycom has created the standard that other manufacturers will, no doubt, try to copy or certainly emulate."

"Polycom RPX is simply the most realistic meeting experience you can have between virtual workgroups," said Craig Lynar, vice president of solutions marketing at Polycom. "This seamless communication experience is ideal for improving working relationships, accelerating decision-making, and enhancing overall productivity among teams, as well as with important customers and partners. With a Polycom RPX solution, users and administrators get the advantage of proven and open technology that can integrate with any standards- based video system."

The Most Life-Like Meeting Experience Available

The RPX's "same room" meeting experience is made possible through symmetrically designed, fully equipped rooms in each location. The stylish, elegant rooms feature professionally designed lighting and sound systems with furniture and decor all designed to enable an immersive experience in which everyone can always be seen and heard. Built-in large, rear-projection displays deliver a life-like and in proportion appearance for all attendees that includes peripheral visibility. Communication is natural with all cameras and microphones hidden, and breakthrough EyeConnect technology and techniques enables people to look directly into the eyes of others when speaking for more natural conversations. Each chair in the room is positioned for optimal visual and audio experience and has seamless multimedia functionality for sharing content from a laptop.

High Quality Voice, Video and Multimedia Content Sharing

The Polycom video communication and collaboration technology behind the solutions provides clear, near broadcast-quality video, near CD-quality audio and integrated, high-resolution content sharing for all types of multimedia. The rooms deliver professional voice and video quality through ceiling-mounted microphones; high-quality cameras, large rear-projection displays; and a high- fidelity speaker system that produces deep, rich sound.

Unmatched Scalability and Calling Flexibility

Polycom RPX solutions have unmatched multipoint capability; enabling multiple locations to be joined in the same meeting in life-like proportions. Polycom RPX solutions can support up to 36 separate locations in continuous presence mode with a standards-based conference bridge. Because the Polycom RPX video communication and collaboration technology is based on industry standards, a Polycom RPX room can call any standards-based video communication solution and enjoy high-quality video communication with integrated content sharing.

Six Modular Configuration Options Meet Specific Customer Needs

Polycom RPX solutions are available in different configurations to accommodate specific customer needs and can support from four to 36 people in a room. The complete Polycom RPX room solutions encompass all required components including 15 inch built-in personal content displays, Internet connections, all of the furniture including tables and chairs, flooring and carpeting, acoustic cloud with integrated fluorescent lighting and microphones, acoustically treated front, side and back walls, company branding on the back wall, and all electronics for communication and collaboration. The solutions are modular, enabling companies to move them to a different meeting area, should the design of the building change, or to a new building if a customer changes locations.

Pricing and Availability

Polycom RPX solutions are available for order today through IVCi, a Certified Polycom Platinum Reseller. IVCi is one of only a handful of Polycom resellers nationwide recognized with this distinction for our superior service and support of Polycom's integrated, end-to-end voice, video, Web and data communications solutions. In 2005 IVCi became a Polycom Certified Service Partner (CSP), the highest level of certification a channel partner can receive from Polycom, which requires consistent compliance with a comprehensive set of methodologies designed to guarantee complete customer satisfaction. IVCi factory-trained sales and technical staff install and support Polycom projects across the country and around the world. As with the other video conferencing products we represent, IVCi provides clients with one point of contact for sales, service, management and support of the entire Polycom product line.


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