Polycom Debuts Entry-Level Telepresence

Polycom Inc. (PLCM) has introduced the new entry-level Polycom HDX 6000 room telepresence system with a starting price less than $6,000. The Polycom HDX 6000 delivers Polycom’s UltimateHD experience with HD video, voice and content sharing capabilities that enable effective face-to-face collaboration among geographically dispersed workgroups.

“From improving collaboration to significantly reducing operating costs, Polycom telepresence solutions positively impact customer environments,” said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of video solutions at Polycom. “The new Polycom HDX 6000 is a full-featured HD system at a price that can be quickly cost-justified through the elimination of just a few business trips. Polycom continues to expand our performance-leading systems by providing more options for broad deployments and for smaller organizations looking to leverage the benefits of telepresence.”

The Polycom HDX 6000 delivers 720p HD video quality (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second (fps) starting at just 832kbps, and DVD-quality video (704 × 576) at 30 fps starting at just 256kbps. The experience is enhanced through HD stereo audio quality that enables natural, two-way conversations (Polycom 22 kHz HD Voice in StereoSurround), and the ability for users to share critical work in HD, including movies, spreadsheets, presentations, images or physical items like barcodes, envelopes and products through a variety of peripherals (PC, DVD player, document camera, etc.).

The Polycom HDX 6000 is based on established video conferencing standards and will interoperate seamlessly with the more than 1.5 million standards-based video conferencing systems, including more than 50,000 telepresence systems shipped to date by Polycom. The plug-and-play system features Polycom’s Lost Packet Recovery technology that optimizes video quality over IP networks and helps ensure a great user experience even on networks prone to IP packet loss and congestion.

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