Polycom, azienda leader mondiale nel settore della Unified Communications annuncia una collaborazione con Lenovo per portare la piattaforma Polycom RealPresence e le sue soluzioni di video e voce ad alta risoluzione sui laptop e tablet del produttore cinese.
Nella prima metà del 2012 Lenovo presenterà alcuni tablet e laptop della linea ThinkPad già forniti dei software Polycom RealPresence Mobile e RealPresence Desktop.
RealPresence Mobile è la prima soluzione tablet per aziende che porta la collaborazione video ad alta risoluzione fuori dai confini dell’ufficio, garantendo comunque un livello alto in termini di sicurezza ed affidabilità, tipico delle soluzioni Polycom. RealPresence Desktop invece facilita le aziende nelle operazioni di video collaborazione e nella condivisione video più in generale in tutte le attività B2B e videoconferenza mobile.
Grazie a questi due semplici strumenti il proprio dispositivo diventa uno strumento da cui è possibile veicolare video in alta risoluzione con la stessa velocità e la stessa affidabilità e garanzia che contraddistingue i prodotti Polycom.
I nuovi prodotti Lenovo ThinkPad serie T, X, L e W saranno commercializzati a partire dai primi mesi del 2012. Polycom continuerà a programmare e sviluppare i propri software in modo da incorporarli nei prodotti Lenovo per tutto il 2012.
Inoltre è già possibile scaricare alcune soluzioni Polycom, incluso il vivavoce per PC Polycom Communicator C100 e altri accessori di collaborazione video personale e di gruppo.
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Polycom® RealPresence™ HD Video and HD Voice™ to Be Embedded Across Range of Devices
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced an agreement to deliver Polycom® RealPresence™ HD video and HD Voice™ solutions on Lenovo laptops and tablets. The two companies will develop innovative solutions that optimise and embed Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions on Lenovo laptops and tablets to deliver high-quality collaboration experiences to end-users from any location. Polycom and Lenovo are ensuring a number of devices – including select laptops in the ThinkPad T, X, L, and W Series – are Polycom-ready, providing certification and assurance that the device will perform optimally with Polycom solutions.
Lenovo is the first PC manufacturer to announce plans to deliver Polycom-ready products. Additionally, the companies are planning to deliver Polycom-powered solutions that embed select Lenovo desktops, laptops, and tablets with Polycom RealPresence HD video and HD Voice collaboration software. Lenovo will also resell Polycom’s personal and group communication accessories worldwide to help customers achieve a complete communications solution.
In the first half of 2012, Lenovo will offer select ThinkPad tablets and laptops that are certified Polycom-ready, specifically for Polycom® RealPresence™ Mobile and Polycom® RealPresence™ Desktop software. The companies are also working to embed Polycom-powered software on Lenovo products to extend powerful HD video collaboration beyond the conference room.
With a simple click of a mouse, RealPresence Desktop makes it easy for companies to drive video collaboration and content sharing via video more broadly throughout the organization and also across firewalls in B2B and mobile videoconferences. RealPresence Mobile, a free-to-download software application, is the first enterprise solution for tablets that extends HD video collaboration beyond traditional office boundaries with the same enterprise-class security and legendary experience Polycom customers expect in a conference room. Polycom’s mobile video collaboration solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform.
“Our customers choose Lenovo computing products as part of a complete technology solution, and by embedding Polycom RealPresence video collaboration software in our devices, we’re delivering extra value to customers by allowing them to easily collaborate face-to-face with anyone from anywhere,” said Rich Cheston, distinguished engineer and master inventor, Lenovo. “Both Lenovo and Polycom are committed to delivering the latest innovations that enhance productivity.”
"Working with Lenovo, the world’s second-largest PC maker, further accelerates our vision to make video collaboration ubiquitous by expanding the reach of Polycom RealPresence HD video and HD Voice – powered by the RealPresence Platform, the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration – to an even broader range of devices, from desktops to laptops to tablets," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, chief development officer, Polycom. “Embedded delivery of Polycom video collaboration software on industry leading devices, such as Lenovo, adds a new and critical route to market for Polycom. This collaboration underscores Polycom's focus and commitment to deliver the most advanced and innovative unified communications and video solutions to enable employees to collaborate with colleagues, customers, experts, and partners from wherever they work or travel.”
“The powerful combination of Lenovo’s computing technology and Polycom’s unified communications and video collaboration solutions represents a growing sales and services opportunity for our channel partners,” said Kirk Robinson, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Commercial Markets, U.S. “As a preferred distribution partner for Lenovo and Polycom, Ingram Micro is pleased to play an integral role in the go-to-market strategy for these collaborative, all-in-one solutions.”
Lenovo’s ThinkPad T, X, L, and W Series laptops are currently being tested to be Polycom-ready with additional devices, such as the ThinkPad Tablet, expected in 1H 2012. Polycom and Lenovo will work to embed Polycom software on Lenovo devices in 2012. Select Polycom communications solutions, including the award winning Polycom® Communicator C100 PC speakerphone and other group and personal video collaboration accessories, are currently available for purchase through Lenovo. For more information, please visit www.lenovo.com.