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The Polycom Real Presence platform is to be part of the underlying infrastructure that powers six out of the seven service providers that are offering ‘breakthrough’ Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) compliant, cloud-delivered video collaboration services.

Polycom says the OVCC organisation has announced the first OVCC compliant, multi-network video collaboration services offered by service providers under their respective brands. The services allow businesses of all sizes to participate in seamless video collaboration meetings, even if the participants are in different companies and served by different service providers. Using OVCC compliant services, customers can now initiate a video conference as simply as a phone conference.

According to Polycom CEO, Andy Miller, the “breakthrough network-to-network interoperability of the OVCC service is eliminating technical obstacles to make video collaboration as easy as a phone call.”

“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.”

Miller said the RealPresence Platform was recently enhanced to include the industry’s first open-standards-based Scalable Video Coding (SVC),  with 3X HD multipoint video call capacity for greater scalability, dramatically lower TCO, superior performance, and backwards- and forwards-compatibility to protect customer investments, all available through a software update.

Miller said the OVCC – a group of global video exchange providers, network providers and equipment manufacturers, including Polycom - was set up as an independent organisation to expand video communications and simplify video calls, and had now grown to 31 members since its launch in October last year.

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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