Polycom, a global provider of open standards-based unified communications has been showcasing their RealPresence HD video solution in several events. The RealPresence Platform targets a wide array of business, mobile, and social applications and devices, and Polycom (News - Alert) has a clientele of more than 400,000 organizations. Seeking to establish new business models and bring about revolutionary changes in the sphere of communication, the RealPresence video solution strives to create a dynamic video culture, where collaborating face-to-face isn’t cumbersome or complex.
“In every industry, video conferencing is increasingly recognized as a mission-critical business solution,” said Randel Maestre, vice president of Worldwide Field and Industry Solutions at Polycom. “Today, it’s not just about video conferences in office environments; it’s about delivering the ability to meet face-to-face in any environment. This transformation is due in large part to the integration of video collaboration into day-to-day operations such as mobile inspection on the factory floor, crisis response centers in government or video-enabled kiosk banking. Companies globally are now seeing the value of video collaboration beyond simple travel savings. Video collaboration is reducing time-to-market, increasing customer service, accelerating emergency responses in government, and streamlining decision making.”
By providing secure HD video collaboration, beyond the conference rooms, the RealPresence HD video solution is altering how business is done and has already made significant changes in a wide variety of fields. Substantial transformations have already been witnessed in healthcare, as eight of the top 10 hospitals and the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world use Polycom video solutions. For instance, in Erie, Pennsylvania, Polycom video solutions help support a collaborative healthcare model, whereas United Kingdom's NHS telestroke services saves over £8 million, or $12 million, a year in clinician travel and after-patient care. This has been achieved by introducing stroke specialists to the patient via video.
Noteworthy developments have also been seen made in the field of education, since Polycom video collaboration is a key component for distance learning. The Western Kentucky University is using the solution to educate students in smaller towns or rural areas, and Australia’s Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium connects with children globally to educate them about the marine ecosystem at the Great Barrier Reef. Major government agencies, as well as manufacturing units use video collaboration to increase readiness, performance, and services.
During the next few weeks, Polycom will showcase how video reshapes the way experts collaborate by participating in leading industry events including:
- ATA 2012 in San Jose, Calif. April 29-May 1 (presentations and demonstrations)
- United States Distance Learning Association 2012 in St. Louis, Mo, April 29-May 1 (presentations)
- Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla, April 29-May 2 (demonstrations)
- Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Conference in Tampa, FL, May 7-10 (presentations and demonstrations)
- General Services Administration Conference in San Antonio, TX, May 15-17 (presentations and demonstrations)
Edited by Brooke Neuman