Thu, Jun 29, 2017 | updated 09:41 AM IST

Polycom launches integrated video solution RealPresence Medialign 55 Express

Updated: Nov 12, 2016 12:30 IST      
Polycom launches integrated video solution RealPresence Medialign 55 Express

New Delhi, Nov.12 (ANI): Polycom Inc., a global leader in unified communication and collaboration has announced the launch of RealPresence Medialign 55 Express, an integrated video solution for the modern workplace.

Designed at the company's research and development (R&D) facility in India, this unique solution provides companies with the option to implement affordable, high quality video collaboration in smaller conference rooms and meeting areas. The solution is flexible and works together with the Polycom RealPresence Group 500 series for easy deployment based on the unique needs of the room of environment.

With integrated features such as Polycom SmartPairing, users can instantly share and annotate content via their devices, the web and cloud storage. The solution also comes equipped with additional features such as Polycom VisualBoard™ technology for virtual whiteboarding as well as NoiseBlock™ and Acoustic Fence™ to remove distracting extraneous sounds, ensuring group collaborations are impactful and productive.

Minhaj Zia, Vice President, Polycom India & SAARC and South East Asia explained that the new solution was developed in response to growing demand in the local market for a high quality video conferencing packaged solution to simplify purchasing and deployment. "We listened to the pain points our customers were facing in transitioning to highly collaborative organisations and worked with our engineering team to design a solution purpose-built for India at the right price point", he said.

The solution comes complete with a single 55" LED display, integrated audio, EagleEye™ IV camera, microphone array, remote control and display mounts. "What happens too often is that a deployment over several locations may use different display units from multiple vendors, requiring costly room remediation. The RealPresence Medialign 55 Express is extremely simple to set-up and use requiring only two cables to be connected to a power supply and network, and one remote control for the whole unit. With single vendor support from Polycom, customers can expect consistency in video deployment across multiple locations," Zia said.

In India meeting with Polycom customers and channel partners as part of the RealPresence Medialign 55 Express launch, Gabrielle Cichero, Senior Director, Marketing for Polycom Asia Pacific & Japan said, "We have seen adoption of video collaboration by Indian organisations increasing each year. This is driven by India's economic strength as a knowledge economy and by the need to connect with the global market. Video collaboration is a mission-critical business tool for many of our Indian customers and adoption is only going to increase as more users get access through affordable, easy-to-use solutions like RealPresence Medialign 55 Express."

Polycom has been growing progressively in the Indian video conferencing market and was this year named 'Video Conferencing Equipment Vendor of the Year' at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards. Cichero added that the Indian government's initiatives such as Digital India, Skill India and its emphasis on eGovernance has opened up tremendous opportunities for increased investment in technology and collaboration. "Video collaboration effects real and impactful change across organisations and industries, from creating a culture of teamwork and establishing a smarter workplace, to building a stronger brand and ramping up client services, our customers in India and globally are showcasing the benefits of strong connections across distances," she said.

Mr. Rajanikanth, Additional General Manager - IT of NTPC Limited, a major Public Sector Unit customer of Polycom India, said, "As India's largest energy conglomerate, with over 21,000 employees across 60 locations in India, video collaboration is mission-critical to us. Management and employees across company's offices connect and collaborate with each other "face-to-face" via secure, high-definition video. Polycom's video collaboration solutions deployed across our 60 locations are extensively used to conduct trainings, business reviews and internal meetings, leading to faster execution of programs, decision-making and quick access to data for accelerated real-time decision making. This has helped the organisation in cost-cutting and quick decisionmaking."

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) serves as a strong example of the value which video collaboration can bring in education. It is the first institute in India to initiate virtual interactive learning via Polycom High Definition audio and video technology, and has successfully delivered its educational programs to over 6000 working executives since its inception. Today, students are able to enrol in courses, attend lectures, and participate in classroom discussions at 40 videoenabled centres in 30 locations across India including Chennai, Jaipur, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Professor A.K.Pani, Dean at XLRI is optimistic about the possibilities which video can bring to education in India. "Education levels in India from primary school to college do not maintain a consistent standard across the country because most highly qualified faculty and school teachers are based in metro areas and major schools. If we can use this same technology, we can offer the same levels of education to students in more remote areas who don't get a quality education. Likewise, teachers can also be provided increased access to training programs and collaborate with their counterparts in metro cities and schools." (ANI)

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the ROG Masters 2017 - India and South Asia qualifiers and the finals will be hosted at The Lalit, Bengaluru on August 19, 2017.

Full Story >>

InFocus launches 'Turbo5' smartphone-cum-power bank

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 16:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): Aiming to bounce back into the smartphone segment market in India, InFocus on Wednesday unveiled its latest device 'Turbo5' at Rs. 6,999 for the 16GB version and Rs. 7,999 for the 32GB version respectively.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): IT service aggregator HCL Infosystems on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with Parablu, a cloud data protection and management solutions provider.

Full Story >>

Tokyo [Japan], June 28 (ANI): Shimizu Construction Co. Ltd. of Japan is slated to oversee the construction of underground railway space extending 1.74 kilometers between the Opera House Station and Ba Son Station.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): Kaspersky Lab's analysts are investigating the new wave of ransomware attacks targeting organizations across the world.

Full Story >>

EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 01:02 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], June 28 (ANI): European Union (EU) regulators penalised U.S. tech giant Google a record USD 2.7 billion antitrust fine on Tuesday, for denying 'consumers a genuine choice' by using its search engine to unfairly steer them to its own shopping platform.

Full Story >>

Seoul [Japan], June 27 (ANI): NEC Corporation on Tuesday announced that it has provided a facial recognition system to Seoul Sky, an observatory in Lotte World Tower, a 123-floor, 555-meter high skyscraper.

Full Story >>

Kaspersky's latest patent to counter audio spying

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 13:28 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 27 (ANI): Aiming to help to counter the threat posed by audio surveillance, Kaspersky Lab announced the launch of its latest patented technology to counteract unauthorised access to microphone data on Windows devices, which is being used in the company's flagship home solutions - Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security.

Full Story >>

Make this Eid a tech-savvy one!

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 11:34 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): Festivities are galore, as the nation gears up to celebrate Eid.

Full Story >>

Glide your way through bachelorhood with these five apps!

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): Striking the perfect balance between personal and professional life can be tiresome.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Global mobile technology company OnePlus on Thursday launched its most awaited flagship 'OnePlus 5' in India priced at Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version and Rs. 37,999 for 88GB RAM and 128GB storage version.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Social media giant Facebook has finally set up its new 'Group Insights' feature to enable proper administration of groups administrators (admins) to hold a more stringent check of the content being posted online.

Full Story >>

Online banking users to reach 150 billion by 2020: Study

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 16:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): With the ongoing digital drive in India, the number of users opting for online banking is expected to double to reach 150 million mark by 2020, from the current 45 million active urban online banking users in India, according to a report drafted by Facebook and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Full Story >>

Video-calling made easier with Google Allo's latest update

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 14:46 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): With the latest update on Allo messaging app, users can now make video calls using Google Duo, without going to the app itself!

Full Story >>

Instagram Stories now has 250m users, new 'replay' feature

Updated: Jun 21, 2017 17:38 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Commemorating its achievement of registering 250 million daily users on its 'Stories' feature, social media engagement platform Instagram on Wednesday announced an update to its 'Live Video' segment.

Full Story >>

HP Inc. introduces two new convertible notebooks

Updated: Jun 21, 2017 15:22 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Aiming to instill creativity among students, professionals and millennials, HP Inc. on Wednesday introduced two new convertible notebooks - HP Pavillion x360 and HP Spectre x360, enabled with Windows Ink capabilities.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 20 (ANI): In a bid to inspire art enthusiasts around the world to brush up their art knowledge and become art experts, Google has announced the latest updates on Search and Maps driving newer ways to experience artworks online.

Full Story >>

Hike launches wallet, UPI payments for quick transactions

Updated: Jun 20, 2017 17:32 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 20 (ANI): Home-grown messaging platform Hike Messenger on Tuesday launched the feature of 'Hike Wallet' on its all-new visually unique version Hike 5.0 to send and receive money in the most easiest manner.

Full Story >>

Waterloo [Ontario], June 20 (ANI): BlackBerry Limited on Tuesday announced productivity and security enhancements to its enterprise software platform designed to power the 'Enterprise of Things'.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 20 (ANI):The crippling financial implications of online banking security incidents have been brought to light by the latest Kaspersky Lab report into cyber security threats in the financial sector.

Full Story >>