Polycom (News - Alert) is powering video collaboration offerings across the cloud, as six out of the seven service providers offering Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) compliant cloud-delivered video collaboration services are using the Polycom RealPresence Platform.
BCS Global, Bharti Airtel, BT Conferencing, Glowpoint (News - Alert) and Masergy are all using RealPresence to power their infrastructure, as part of the first OVCC compliant, multi-network video collaboration services offered by service providers.
With OVCC compliant services, users can participate in video collaboration across providers with the ease of a phone call.
Interoperability has been a big issue for video conferencing, and OVCC compliance is a great step toward it. Polycom is helping companies make that move, as it provides the video infrastructure that many of them need for these services.
This includes scalability, security, manageability and reliability, which Polycom offers in abundance.
As Polycom’s RealPresence Platform recently added the industry’s first open standards-based SVC, as well as multi-tenant capabilities and open APIs, it’s a great choice for these providers.
Service providers can support multiple customers with a single RealPresence Resource Manager, making the most of their resources with reduced operating costs.
“The breakthrough network-to-network interoperability of the OVCC service is eliminating technical obstacles to make video collaboration as easy as a phone call,” says Polycom CEO Andy Miller. “Together with our OVCC partners we are working to remove impediments for customers to drive mass adoption of video collaboration, and make it easy for anyone to participate on a video conference, regardless of the network, vendor, or device. The RealPresence Platform offers the infrastructure needed to deliver the interoperability, scalability, and reliability for our service provider partners so they can provide a seamless experience to all of their customers.”
Six out of seven is pretty good, and Polycom’s RealPresence Platform is good enough to earn those six. The Open Visual Communications Consortium is a great step toward making video collaboration interoperable and truly unified, so Polycom should be proud to be a part of it, and to be used by so many providers participating.
Edited by Braden Becker