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Polycom, Motorola Partner to Enable Mobile Telepresence in MOTOROLA XOOM Tablets

March 22, 2011

Motorola Mobility Holdings and unified communications (UC) solutions provider Polycom announced partnership for delivering Polycom enterprise-class, high-definition (HD) personal telepresence on MOTOROLA XOOM  tablets.

Polycom telepresence video application on MOTOROLA XOOM will enhance enterprise collaboration and productivity by enabling users to connect easily and share content virtually anywhere via one-to-one or in groups.

For consumers MOTOROLA XOOM video experience will set a new standard for quality and performance, according to company officials.

“Motorola Mobility is making great strides in enabling enterprise users, and we are excited to equip mobile workers with effective collaboration tools that improve decision making and accelerate customer response,” said Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president of software and services product management at Motorola Mobility, in a statement.

Featuring dual core processor and 10.1, MOTOROLA XOOM comes with a widescreen HD display, creating an optimized platform for enterprise collaboration.

The tablet has a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video conferencing, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures HD video. MOTOROLA XOOM also features innovative desktop accessories like a Standard Dock and Speaker HD Dock that expand device capabilities.

According to Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Polycom executive vice president and general manager products and services, and chief development officer, the collaboration with Motorola strengthens the company’s strategy to deliver UCEverywhere and drive a network effect and increased value for customers.

The Polycom UC Intelligent Core infrastructure platform offers broad support for industry standards. With this feature, it helps Motorola easily extend enterprise visual communications to mobile users without additional network configuration.

“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 of Motorola Mobility, in a statement.

“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,” Oswald added. 

Recently unified communications reported that Polycom and ShoreTel expanded their technology partnership to further their shared mission of delivering advanced business communications systems based on open standards.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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