Unified communications provides information workers with the communications tools, applications, and capabilities they need within a single user interface. Key features of a typical UC system include presence, IM / chat, telephony, web conferencing, unified messaging, and desktop videoconferencing. However, most currently available UC solutions offer only limited visual collaboration capabilities.
Polycom, a leader in the conferencing and collaboration space, has designed its UltimateHD product line to integrate with and improve the video conferencing capabilities of leading UC platforms. This allows each communication component to do what it does best: the base UC platform provides an easy to use and highly scalable capability for presence, IM, click-to-call, etc., and the Polycom UltimateHD video technology provides high-quality (including HD resolution support) visual communications including internal (UC) users, group video systems, and external participants.
This white paper, sponsored by Polycom, provides insight into a next generation architecture for integrating high definition videoconferencing into Unified Communications deployments.