Video conferencing company Polycom is launching a new suite of products intended to help business users communicate and collaborate with other users around the world. Until now, Polycom has been known for equipment mainly meant for large enterprises, but the new products are priced so that some smaller companies can now utilize the software as well.
Polycom’s RealPresence CloudAxis Suite will allow users to connect with anyone on other platforms like Skype, Facebook, and Google Talk. Business can use the software to contact clients, host virtual meetings, share content, control video recording and streaming features, and collaborate in a variety of other ways.
The main benefit of this software is that it allows secure communication with others outside a business’s organization or firewall. CloudAxis is designed to run as a virtual edition, delivering video collaboration tools from either the private cloud or the public cloud.
The CloudAxis Suite will be available as Video Collaboration-as-a-Service (VCaaS) through Polycom’s partners or by contacting a sales rep online. The new CloudAxis program, which will become widely available early in 2013, is just one out of a whole series of new products and features from Polycom, including a simplified user interface for its new and existing endpoints, which will allow users to connect with a variety of different devices including desktops and tablets.
Though there are plenty of video conferencing options that are more affordable and have all the features necessary for the smallest of businesses, this new suite from Polycom does offer enterprise-grade software that may be beneficial for growing businesses. And the simplified interface makes it more user friendly for businesses that have employees or clients who work remotely or on-the go.
Polycom was founded back in 1990 and caters to many Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, education, entertainment, government, finance, and manufacturing industries.