By Telecom Lead Team: Polycom,
a provider of standards-based unified communications (UC), and HTC Corporation
have announced an agreement to collaborate and enable Polycom RealPresence
Mobile on select HTC smartphones and tablets in mid-2012.
As part of the agreement, these select HTC devices will
be certified Polycom-ready and optimized for RealPresence Mobile, which is
expected to be available for download on HTC devices via the Android
Market in mid-2012.
RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom RealPresence
Platform, is a secure, enterprise-grade video software solution for mobile
“Video collaboration is a critical application
within mobile platforms, and offering Polycom’s RealPresence Mobile on HTC
smartphones and tablets will provide tremendous value and opportunities for our
customers,” said David Jaeger, executive director of global enterprise and
services for HTC.
.At ongoing Mobile World Congress 2012, Polycom also
announced that RealPresence Mobile is now also available for smartphones.
“Increasingly, our customers are seeing the
consumerization of IT — employees are bringing their favorite devices to work
and they want them supported on the corporate network,” said Sue Hayden,
executive vice president Strategic Alliances, Polycom.
Furthermore, Polycom has announced that Polycom
RealPresence video collaboration solutions will connect two TED conference
locations — TED2012 in Long Beach and TEDActive in Palm Springs, Calif. — via
immersive HD video.
The Polycom-powered video solution will enable TEDActive
host Kelly Stoetzel and audience members in Palm Springs to interact directly
with TED2012 Curator and host Chris Anderson on the main stage in Long Beach
during TED2012 “Full Spectrum,” February 28 to March 2.
“TED has had the pleasure of collaborating with many
of the world’s most groundbreaking brands. Our partnerships with companies such
as Polycom allow us to encourage and expand the dialogue of innovation,”
said Ronda Carnegie, head of global partnerships at TED.
Polycom also announced that Polycom RealPresence Mobile for smartphones will be available in early
March on the Apple iPhone 4Sand soon on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphones.
Last month, Polycom
announced key initiatives that further its social business strategy, including
customer momentum with IBM and strategic product updates, such as native
integration of PolycomRealPresence video solutions with the most recent
version of IBM Sametime.
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