Motorola, Polycom Extend Mobile Telespresence to Xoom Tablet

Motorola Mobility and Polycom have joined forces to deliver enterprise-class, high-definition personal telepresence on Motorola Xoom tablets to create broader collaboration choices for businesses.

The standards-based Polycom telepresence video application on the Xoom tablets is anticipated to deliver improved enterprise collaboration and productivity by enabling users to easily connect and share content virtually anywhere via one-to-one or group video experiences. 

The Motorola Xoom offers a dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, creating what the companies call an optimized platform for enterprise collaboration. It features a front-facing, 2-megapixel camera for video conferencing, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures HD video.

The Polycom UC Intelligent Core infrastructure platform allows enterprise customers like Motorola to extend enterprise visual communications to mobile users without additional network configuration. The broad support for industry standards within the platform will enable Motorola Xoom and smartphone users to seamlessly and securely connect with existing telepresence and video conferencing investments and the estimated ecosystem of 2 million standards-based video room systems in use today, the companies said.

Polycom telepresence provides tremendous value to our business in terms of improved collaboration and productivity between our locations,” said Walter F. Oswald, corporate vice president and CIO, Motorola Mobility. The ability to extend telepresence to mobile workers via Motorola tablets will further enhance collaboration with employees in the field and drive greater value and return on investment for our video investments overall.”

The Xoom is currently available at Verizon Wireless as a 3G/Wi-Fi enabled device with a free upgrade to 4G LTE for consumers in the second quarter of this year. Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi will be available with more than seven leading retailers across the United States by the end of March.

Polycom telepresence for Motorola devices is planned for availability in the second half of 2011.

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