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Polycom VMC 1000 (Video Media Centre)

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DESCRIPTION

A complete video content management solution that links the worlds of video
conferencing and video streaming

Video content is an increasing part of the enterprise communications and strategic plans. The VMC 1000 is key component in an overall enterprise wide video strategy solution, applicable across all industries and verticals

  • Allows organizations to gain complete control of their growing video content
  • Streamlines the video content lifecycle from creation to delivery
  • Captures video conferences, training sessions, lectures, and more and enables packaging with documents, presentations, and other data
  • Manages large broadcasts to stream media content to thousands of desktops, extending the communications to new rich media and including Q&A with participants
  • Provides users with browser-based access to their own customized set of video channels, consisting of either live video streams or video-on-demand programming

FEATURES

  • Live Stream broadcast control, including question moderation for extending communications to thousands of desktops using multicast or CDN solutions
  • Extends real time communications live video conferences or broadcasts to thousands of viewers live
  • Video on demand content publication and management allows for mobility and flexibility with viewers
  • Multiple content sources and formats ranging from industry encoders through User/Employee generated media for either live streams or Video on Demand
  • Leverages the investment in the video conferencing network through integration with Polycoms RSS 2000 recording/streaming application for archive or live stream generation
  • Publishing capabilities enable users to produce effective, targeted, rich content
  • Reports providing content viewing metrics based on dates, viewer, and duration
  • Publishing rights using LDAP or local users ensure secure and targeted publishing of the content.
  • Provides storage options of using the internal hard drives or mapped network storage 

Techsheets

Live Broadcast Support
Scheduled with URL link distribution ahead of planned event
Upload of associated documents and slides
Question support from viewers
Moderator and Presenter roles to manage questions and update the slides
Archival of event for rebroadcast or make available as Video on Demand

Polycom RSS 4000 Integration and other encoders/live content
Management of multiple Polycom RSS 4000 servers
Interval polling
Automatic publishing and archival of content
Scheduled Live Webcasts
Other Encoders: Polycom Recording Studio, Vbrick and Viewcast
Syndicated stream ingestion reflection and distribution

Video Publishing
Publishing workflow
Slide synchronization
Start and end point trimming
Chaptering
Captioning
Upload of external media files
Associate downloadable files

Portal
Customizable Web portal
Access controlled content views
Optional Microsoft SharePoint module and developers API
Featured channel and favorite program

Support
Advanced search and browse
RSS feeds and program subscription
Ratings and reviews

Content Management
Flexible taxonomy structure
Metadata and keyword specification
Content expiration management

Security
User authentication via LDAP interface
User authentication via internal database
Single Sign-on support
URL obfuscating
Pin code support
Tiered permission levels and user lists
SSL authentication
Data backup and restore
Management
Web-based management
Administrator, content owner, and viewer roles
User and group management and authentication via local database or LDAP integration
Video usage reports
System and viewership reports and monitoring
Event e-mail reminders
Audio/Video Support
Live video resolutions: SQCIF/QCIF, SIF/CIF, VGA, 4CIF, SD, HD
Multimedia content sharing: H.239 and post production slide synchronization
Resource Bin File Support
Thumbnails: JPEG, GIF, PNG
Downloadable files: numerous file types
Microsoft® Silverlight™
Audio/Video Files: .asf, .wmv, .wma, MP4, .FLV, .MOV, .WMV
Slides: .PPT

Hardware Specifications
Chassis: 1U-high
Dimensions: H 1.7" x W 17.0" x D 27.0"
Weight: 30 lbs
Hard drive: 2 x 750 GB, Raid 1
Network interface: 1xGigE
Throughput: Max 1 Gbps
External network mapped drive storage
Capacity ~ 7,500 hrs @ 384k, 250 to 1000 simultaneous unicast streams
Redundant power supplies – 2 x Input voltage: 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz, 8 - 4 Amp
Power: 650 W

Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature: 10 - 35°C
(50° to 95° F)
Storage temperature: -40 - +70°C
(-40° to 158° F)
Relative humidity: 8 - 90% non-condensing
Certifications
- CE
- FCC/UL
- RoHS

Network Protocols
Inbound: MMS, HTTP
Outbound: RTSP, HTTP
Unicast, multicast
Content Distribution Solutions: Polycom Video Edge - Optional support from Riverbed, Blue Coat, Akamai, AT&T and Cisco delivery networks

Minimum Client Requirements
Admin Client: Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher with Java™ enabled
Viewer Client: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Mac OS®, Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox® 2.0 or higher, Safari® 3.2.1, Windows Silverlight 1.1 or higher
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