Unified communications (UC) provider, Polycom, has collaborated with IBM Research to co-develop next-generation innovations designed to further accelerate Cloud-delivered video collaboration applications for key vertical and social uses.
The announcement builds on the existing Polycom and IBM global partnership.
Polycom will work closely with IBM Research to explore and develop technologies that leverage the Polycom RealPresence platform and real-time video capabilities in the Cloud, as businesses are increasingly evaluating Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) offerings through private, public and hybrid Cloud models.
The companies also plan to further develop interoperability between standard and non-standard video environments – including social video applications, to serve businesses that require face-to-face video meetings regardless of network, platforms, devices, or protocols.
According to Polycom, the combination of leveraging rich presence and advanced routing and interoperability creates new possibilities in various industry segments.
“This collaboration with IBM is about laying the foundation for more RealPresence innovation in the Cloud. Customers are increasingly looking to the Cloud for video collaboration applications and we want to help them better communicate, collaborate, and be more productive,” Polycom products and services president, Sudhakar Ramakrishna, said.
The co-developed solutions will be rolled out in future Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions.