Two new interoperable solutions combine Polycom RealPresence video solutions, HP Networking technology and services, and Microsoft Lync with joint reference architectures. Together, they could make it easier to deliver, scale and manage Unified Communications (UC) environments that keep employees connected via video, voice and other communications apps.

According to Polycom, the solutions bring together the key elements of UC and video collaboration, from the networking and UC platform to high-quality video infrastructure and systems. By leveraging open standards to help ensure interoperability, Polycom says the solutions work with existing infrastructure, will reduce complexity and will simplify migration of existing systems and endpoints to the new enterprise solution.

Here’s how the solutions can be delivered:

>> HP and Polycom Rich Media Communications solution – Combines Polycom RealPresence video solutions built on the Polycom RealPresence Platform and various video systems with HP Networking technology and services to deliver high-quality video collaboration across the enterprise. Adds Microsoft Lync interoperability through Polycom’s CX product line.
>> HP AppSystem for Microsoft Lync with Polycom RealPresence Video – Targeting environments built on the Microsoft Lync UC platform, the solution is based on HP Converged Infrastructure that combines tailored HP networking, storage, servers and services into a scalable platform for a UC solution across IM, presence, voice and video conferencing. Customers can incorporate Polycom RealPresence video solutions as a pre-integrated platform.

Comments Sue Hayden, executive vice president/Strategic Alliances at Polycom, “We’re hearing from organizations around the world that video collaboration is a mission-critical part of how they run their businesses. Whether it is speeding time-to-market for a manufacturing company, consulting with a specialist over telemedicine or supporting distance learning, our compelling solutions are changing how people collaborate and work.”

“Customers are increasingly realizing the benefits of virtual meetings. Polycom and HP are delivering rich communication and productivity-enhanced video and UC solutions that help customers avoid expensive upgrades and enable functionality,” adds Giovanni Mezgec, general manager/Lync at Microsoft. “Customers can now further reduce complexity and costs, utilize an open platform, and more rapidly tap into the power of visual collaboration.”

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