Telecom Lead India: Global Nomads Group (GNG) has
selected Polycom and using Polycom RealPresence video collaboration
solutions to support Youth Talk, an interactive video collaboration program for
students ages 14-18
The video collaboration program helps build increased
awareness and understanding between teens in the United States and the Arab
Polycom video enables us to take kids places they could
never go otherwise, as flying across the world is just not a feasible option.
This year, young people in the U.S. are meeting face-to-face via Polycom video
with their peers in classrooms around the world, including Jordan. It’s a life
changing experience for students in the program,” said Chris Plutte, executive
director of Global Nomads Group.
Polycom donated the infrastructure and video endpoints
that make the range of GNG projects possible.
The Polycom RealPresence Platform delivers
secure video collaboration across any combination of environment and device
(smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and office and room systems).
The flexibility of
Polycom RealPresence Platform enables GNG to deliver a wide variety
of educational and interactive programs without having to worry about the
technologies at the different schools involved such as Youth Talk.
This is the latest joint effort by GNG and Polycom, who
have been working together for 14 years to connect tens of thousands of youths
globally to discuss topics ranging from the war in Iraq to the natural habitat
of the Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda.
The two organizations also recently announced another
joint effort to bring UNESCO’s Teaching Respect for All initiative
into Brazil and the U.S.
Plutte added that GNG is now rolling out
Polycom RealPresenceMobile on the organisation’s tablets.
and HTC Corporation have announced an agreement to collaborate and
enable Polycom RealPresence Mobile on select HTC smartphones and
tablets in mid-2012.