Microsoft Skype for Business and Polycom video collaboration customers can now bring everyone together with crystal clear video and full content sharing capabilities–made possible by unique technology called Polycom RealConnect for Skype for Business.
With RealConnect, neither Microsoft Skype for Business users, or professional video conferencing users have to change their workflow or learn new processes to join together in a video meeting; they can simply use the tools they are familiar with whilst the RealConnect solution automatically sets up and manages the call in the background.
The Polycom RealConnect for Microsoft Skype for Business simplifies the video experience through a single workflow and ensures consistency across multiple communication platforms while preserving the users’ native video experience, enabling a much greater use of video collaboration and greatly improving usage and adoption of the video conferencing and Unified Communications deployment. The RealConnect solution leverages native Microsoft Outlook calendaring and brings everything together via a simple “click to join”.
The Polycom RealConnect for Microsoft Skype for Business delivers:
- One workflow
- One touch to join
- Single scheduling leveraging Microsoft Outlook
- Familiar video experience for both S4B and traditional video endpoints
- Optimised resources – Conferences hosted on both S4B Server AVMCU and Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server
The Polycom RealConnect experience is available as part of RealPresence Clariti Collaboration Infrastructure software for on-premise or private cloud deployments, or as a subscription-based offering. The new RealConnect for Microsoft Skype for Business experience and the flexible deployment options of the Polycom RealPresence Clariti Platform is a great compliment to Skype for Business and solidifies Polycom’s and Microsoft’s vision of being “Better Together”
- See more faces – Skype for Business can show up to nine remote participants using RealConnect
- Share content – Bi-directional content sharing between S4B and standards-based video conferencing systems
As the UK’s most experienced integrator of Video Conferencing and Video Collaboration Solutions, and specialists in video network infrastructure, interoperability and multi-vendor video/communication environments, VideoCentric can provide the most indepth unbiased advice, solution design, expert installation and training for all your video conferencing needs.
VideoCentric are fully accredited with Polycom in both Video Endpoints and Infrastructure, with the full Polycom RealPresence Infrastructure integrated into our own communications platform, alongside Cisco VCS, Microsoft Skype for Business and LifeSize UVC, for testing, demonstration and long-term support. VideoCentric have also scooped top Polycom awards for extensive support and services offered to customers.
Find out more about VideoCentric and Polycom’s partnership here.