, a provider of telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere, declared extended support for their implementation of H.264 High Profile, a compelling, standards-based video compression technology that lessens bandwidth requirements for HD telepresence and video conferencing up to 50 percent.
) is expanding H.264 High Profile support to its RMX 4000 and 2000 series. The company is also extending support to the industry's line of immersive telepresence products, including the Polycom RealPresence Experience (RPX) series, the Polycom Architected Telepresence (News
) Experience (ATX) 300, the Polycom Telepresence Experience (TPX) for collaborative meetings, and newly released, future-focused Polycom Open Telepresence Experience (OTX) 300.
Andrew Miller, the president and chief executive officer of Polycom, stated that they are thrilled to provide an end-to-end solution that supporting H.264 High Profile. This helps lower network bandwidth expenses for their customers. It also helps them economically expand their deployments. The company made an educated guess that mid-sized companies will invest up to $2.1M less in the first year on a standard Polycom telepresence deployment against a similar telepresence deployment from Cisco (News
The company's support for H.264 High Profile provides advanced video performance at any bandwidth. This counts full-motion high-definition (HD) quality beginning at 512 kbps, and full-motion DVD-quality standard definition (SD) video beginning at 128 kbps.
John Vitrano, the vice president of service support at CA (News
) Technologies, said that the outcome of putting into practice the H.264 High Profile on their Polycom HDX systems was remarkable. They can operate their systems at less bandwidth without affecting quality. CA Technologies is encouraged that Polycom is applying it on their bridges and vast telepresence products because it will enable them to get the benefit of H.264 High Profile in more applications.
The benefits of H.264 High Profile will be showcased by Polycom at the InfoComm 2010 Conference and Expo on June 9 - 11 in Las Vegas.
Polycom was in news last month when Ron Emerson
, global director of healthcare at Polycom received American Telemedicine Association (News
) Industry Council Award.
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Edited by Alice Straight