Turn your iPad® 2 or iPhone® 4S into a portable video conference room

Turn your iPad® 2 or iPhone® 4S into a portable video conference room

Use your iPad or iPhone to connect and collaborate face to face with colleagues, partners, customers, students, patients—anyone, anywhere.

Polycom RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, extends the Polycom HD video collaboration technology beyond the office and conference room. Receive the same high-quality, secure, reliable video experience you are accustomed to inside the office on your mobile device.

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Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile for Apple® iOS

Features and Benefits

  • Easy to use – Connect and share content with your colleagues and conference rooms with a simple touch.
  • Enterprise-cloud – Experience unparalleled scale, resiliency, and universal bridging capabilities to on-premises and cloud-based services.
  • Quality you expect no matter what – Experience premier quality on the device of your choice, even over less than optimal wireless networks.
  • Connect anywhere with confidence – Freely roam and connect over WiFi and mobile networks.
  • Collaborate now – Share* content to traditional video collaboration rooms, smartphones and tablets.
  • Cross borders – Collaborate with international audiences with extensive language support on iPad® 2

* Content send is a function of iPad 2 only
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Polycom Unveils New Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile Application for Apple iPhone 4S,

Already popular with tablet users, the new software app gives road warriors another way to improve their productivity, remove barriers of distance and time, and connect to experts where they’re needed most

BARCELONA, Spain, Mobile World Congress 2012 – Feb 27, 2012 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today unveiled Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile for smartphones, available in early March on the Apple iPhone 4S and soon on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphones. RealPresence Mobile, powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, is a secure, enterprise-grade video software solution for mobile devices that extends the reach of video collaboration beyond the conference room, allowing mobile device users to easily connect with other standards-based video systems including immersive video rooms, group/desktop systems, laptops, tablets, and smartphones in HD quality.

In October 2011, Polycom first announced its mobile software application for tablets, which now include the Apple iPadTM 2, Motorola XOOMTM, DROID XYBOARD by Motorola, and Samsung Galaxy TabTM 10.1, to extend secure, high-quality HD video collaboration to mobile users. The RealPresence Mobile software application for tablets and smartphones is available via a free download from the Apple App StoreSM andAndroid Market™, and combined with the Polycom RealPresence Platform provides a true enterprise-grade mobile solution for customers.

RealPresence Platform – the most comprehensive software infrastructure for video collaboration – powers Polycom’s market-leading HD telepresence and video solutions across any environment. With its open-standards approach, the RealPresence Platform integrates with hundreds of apps from leading vendors in business and communications, including apps for IM/presence, call control, web conferencing, and mobile and social business. Similar to connecting a smartphone to the corporate email server, RealPresence Mobile can be registered to the RealPresence Platform, allowing customers to enjoy advanced features including provisioning, management, firewall traversal, content sharing, and connectivity to desktop and immersive video room systems, including multi-party calls.

“Polycom’s vision is to make video collaboration ubiquitous by delivering easy-to-use, standards-based software to anyone on any device. With more than one billion teleworkers, Polycom RealPresence Mobile – for both tablets and now smartphones – puts video collaboration in the hands of potentially millions more, allowing anyone to visually collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners, regardless of their physical location,” said Andy Miller, CEO of Polycom. “Customers want to collaborate from anywhere, and RealPresence video solutions make that possible by seamlessly connecting people face-to-face who are on the road, at home or in the office, in conference rooms or in immersive theaters.”

“At NHS Lothian we are focused on delivering the best quality healthcare for patients in Edinburgh and the Lothians, and providing a range of regional and national services for patients across Scotland. Video collaboration is playing a significant role in this. To further enable our healthcare professionals to do this, we are rolling out Polycom RealPresence Mobile, which will allow us to consult our patients flexibly via mobile devices and, in turn, make full use of our IT investment into Polycom videoconferencing solutions. This approach enables us to connect and communicate through a variety of ways and devices allowing clinical staff to focus on providing patient care in a timely and efficient manner. Today’s news of Polycom adding smartphones and the Apple iPhone 4S provides us with even more flexibility,” said Iain Robertson, head of IT infrastructure and operations at NHS Lothian.

Video Collaboration and Visual Mobile Society
Video collaboration is already recognized as a mission-critical capability for businesses and a solution that improves teamwork, collaborative decision making, organizational productivity, trust, and employee and customer engagement, while also reducing travel expenses. At the same time, the generation entering the workforce today and recent technology advancements are driving a visual mobile society. Driving this trend are: millenials growing up with video applications such as YouTube (3 billion downloads daily) and video chat (11 billion chats by 2015); the proliferation of camera-equipped mobile tablets and smartphones; the advent of 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi networks; and cloud delivered services.

According to Gartner, total smartphone shipments reached 472 million in 2011, a 53 percent increase from 2010, and now represents nearly one-third of all handset sales.1 At the same time, Gartner remains bullish on the opportunity for the media tablet market, forecasting over 320 million units sold in 2015, with cumulatively over 900 million sold by the end of that year.2 In addition, 92 percent of Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPads today, and many corporations are rolling out Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.3

RealPresence Mobile Features for the iPhone 4S
Featuring an intuitive user interface for individual or multi-party video conferences in HD quality, RealPresence Mobile on the iPhone 4S allows users to view content –such as presentations– by swapping the view between the content and conference participants. The solution delivers the legendary Polycom video and audio for a higher quality, enterprise-grade experience, and allows users to block their video image during a meeting if desired.

New Features for RealPresence Mobile on the iPad 2
In related news, Polycom also announced today software upgrades to RealPresence Mobile for the iPad 2, including the capability to share PDF files from the tablet with other video meeting participants. Polycom plans to make this feature, as well as additional language options, available to the iPhone 4S and Android mobile devices in the future.

Vertical Industries Taking Video Mobile
A number of key vertical industries are increasingly using video collaboration technology such as Polycom RealPresence Mobile to enable the workforce to connect from anywhere at any time:

  • In education – Students can stay connected to professors, lectures, and course content, whether in a classroom or at home.
  • In government – Mobile responders can analyze situations in real-time with crisis centers and emergency teams, saving valuable time in the decision making process.
  • In healthcare – A physician can use a mobile device to collaborate via video with medical experts to streamline remote telemedicine sessions for better patient-centered care.
  • In manufacturing – Quality control can have eyes and ears on the factory floor to remotely facilitate inspection, maintenance can expedite repair, and operations can reduce time-to-market.

To learn more about RealPresence Mobile and the RealPresence Platform, visit the Polycom booth (Stand 2D01 in Hall 2) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27-March 1, 2012. RealPresence Mobile features such as calling into a multi-party call with various standards-based video systems – including room systems, tablets and laptops – and viewing content pushed to other devices during video calls, will be demonstrated on the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Note to Editors: multimedia is available at http://media.polycom.com/global/videos/polycom-mobility.wmv.

The Polycom RealPresence Mobile solution will be available in early March as a free download for the iPhone 4S from the Apple AppStoreSM. The app is available today for tablets including the iPad 2 (from the Apple AppStore) and the Motorola XOOM, the DROID XYBOARD by Motorola, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (from the Android Market™). Initially, RealPresence Mobile for the iPhone 4S will require Polycom RealPresence Platform CMA licenses; in approximately 30 days, the solution will also be available with basic point-to-point video connectivity without requiring CMA licenses. Polycom is currently beta-testing RealPresence Mobile on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phones – please contact us at android.phone@polycom.com to be put on the mailing list to be notified when the software application is ready for download. All components of the Polycom RealPresence Platform are available through Polycom’s certified channel partners. For more information on RealPresence Mobile or the RealPresence Platform, visit polycom.com or call 1-800 POLYCOM.

1: Gartner, Market Share Analysis: Mobile Devices, Worldwide, 4Q11 and 2011, February 14, 2012.
2: Gartner, iPad and Beyond: The Future of the Tablet Market, September 2, 2011.
3: Apple, Apple’s CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript, retrieved from: http://seekingalpha.com/article/300433-apple-s-ceo-discusses-q4-2011-results-earnings-call-transcript.

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresencevideo, and voice, powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security – on-premises, hosted or cloud delivered. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with Polycom on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and the future demand for mobile video conferencing, including statements regarding the rise of video conferencing and mobile video conferencing being poised for significant growth. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially and are also subject to risks and uncertainties that may result in Polycom being unable to capture potential market opportunity, including the impact of competition on our product sales and for our customers and partners; the impact of increased competition due to consolidation in our industry or competition from companies that are larger or that have greater resources than we do; risks associated with the realignment of our North America sales organization; potential fluctuations in results and future growth rates; risks associated with general economic conditions and external market factors; the market acceptance of Polycom’s products and changing market demands, including demands for differing technologies or product and services offerings; possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products, increasing costs and differing uses of capital; changes in key personnel that may cause disruption to the business; any disruptive impact to Polycom that may result from acquisitions; the impact of restructuring actions; and the impact of global conflicts that may adversely impact our business. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking statements.

NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.

© 2012 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom “Triangles” logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Panasonic unveils a range of high brightness portable projectors

PT-VW430 series delivers high brightness and eco performance in a compact body

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 31 Jan, 2012 – Panasonic Europe today announced four new portable projectors, the PT-VW430 series. This series provides high brightness in a compact body for portable convenience without compromising on image quality. An additional benefit of this new projector range also includes ceiling mounted use in compact spaces.

The PT-VW430 series offers brightness of 5,000 lumens (PT-VX500/PT-VX505N) and high contrast ratio of 3,000:1, high-output 280W lamps, along with a built-in cooling system all within a portable compact body. This range is also very low maintenance with a lamp replacement cycle of up to 4,000 hours and an air filter replacement cycle of up to 4,000 hours.  Additionally noise output is extremely low at 29-dB, ensuring that presentations and classes are not disturbed.

Since the compact size allows the projectors to be used in various different locations, this range offers a Daylight View function, which adjusts the image according to the ambient light condition, ensuring that glare does not impair the image quality.

“We are thrilled to be launching this new range of projectors at ISE 2012,”. said Hartmut Kulessa, Marketing Manager for Projectors at Panasonic Europe. “This new series combines high brightness and performance with portability and is a testament to the evolution of our AV technology, demonstrating that price sensitive equipment does not necessitate a compromise on quality of image or brightness”.

In addition to offering low maintenance and superb performance, the PT-VW430 series is also designed to reduce overall environmental impact. When in Standby mode, power consumption is low at 0.5W, reducing running costs and carbon emissions. The PT-VW430 series prides itself on its ecologically conscious design and complies with both the EU directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and on Energy Using Products (EuP) Lot6.

The PT-VW430 series is ideal for portable and ceiling-mounted applications. A flexible zoom function allows the projector to be setup in many environments. A 1.6x zoom lens enables the PT-VW430 series to project in both short and long distances and vertical lens shift enhances ease of installation. Portability is further supported by wireless projection for PT-VW435N and PT-VX505N models. The enhanced Wireless Manager ME 6.0 freeware (expected availability from July 2012) is a faster and simpler wireless solution that works in conjunction with the PT-VW435N and PT-VX505N. The wireless ready models are also compatible with Panasonic’s Wireless Projector for iOS, a free downloadable wireless projection application available on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Easy remote monitoring can be controlled over a wired LAN system. Using the web browser monitoring system,  the projector can be set to send an email alert when the lamp needs replacing and it can also send notification for overall projector status. Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software are also available for controlling multiple Panasonic projectors from a single PC. Additionally, the projector range is compatible with PJLink™ and Crestron’s Roomview™.

The PT-VW430 series guarantees easy set up by using the Auto Input Signal Search function and the Real time Keystone function. The Auto Input Signal Search function automatically detects and selects the input channel based on the signal. These portable projectors feature 10W speakers and a microphone input terminal that enables audio playback directly from the projector helping to make presentations more dynamic and memorable.

Other useful features include HDMI input terminal, RGB2 input terminal, direct power off, and Logo Transfer Application for customisation.

The PT-VW430 and PT-VX500 will be available from May 2012.

The PT-VW435N and PT-VX505N will be available from July 2012.

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Interactive Whiteboard – Local Schools Go Interactive With Epson EB-455WI

Interactive Ultra-Short-Throw

CSS Audio Visual, in partnership with Epson Ireland, recently installed over 50 Epson Super Close Interactive Projectors in two local schools. Both Manor House School and St Pauls College, Raheny, both chose the Epson EB 455wi Interactive Projector for their classrooms.

Schools and businesses can affordably tap into interactive working and learning with this widescreen, 2,500-lumen, ultra-short-throw projector.

Make any surface interactive – including a tabletop – without the need for a screen or whiteboard. This complete package comes with everything that’s needed to create a collaborative learning or working experience, including projector, digital pen and wall-mount.

Large, fully interactive projection
Achieve an image size of up to 97 inches, fully interactive right to the corners. Notes or additions can be saved with the digital pen, giving complete control of the projection area. Annotate without casting a shadow thanks to the ultra-short-throw design, achieving a 70-inch projected image from just 16cm.

Desktop collaboration
Mount the projector vertically, allowing collaborative work on documents or multimedia files on the tabletop to make group projects and classroom activities more engaging.

Easy to use
Always easy to use, the projector is quick to set up and shut down with USB ‘plug-and-play’ functionality plus quick start and instant off features, which avoid wasting valuable lesson time.

High quality images
No matter what the interactive projector is used for, Epson’s 3LCD technology ensures high-quality images with its equally high White and Colour Light Output for vivid, natural colours and deep blacks, even in dayligh


Audio Conferencing – Polycom Ships 4 Millionth Conference Phone

Polycom continues to lead in the worldwide audio conference phone market with about 80 percent market share. The overall market is expected to grow over the next several years, with analysts predicting a 16.9 percent CAGR revenue increase for audio conferencingPolycom Ships 4 Millionth Conference Phone, Making Lifelike Conversations Possible for Nearly 20 Yearsequipment from 2009 through 2015.1

For two decades, Polycom phones have helped shape the way business gets done. Millions of people recognize the Polycom brand for its long history of innovation in voice collaboration, which began in 1992 when the company shipped the first Polycom® SoundStation® conference phone. Since then, Polycom has led the industry with technological breakthroughs that continued to improve the user experience and help people make better decisions, faster. These innovations include Polycom HD Voice™, which provides twice the clarity of ordinary phone calls and patented Polycom Acoustic Clarity Technology™, which enables crystal-clear group calls without echoes, drop-outs or feedback. Polycom has also incorporated advanced VoIP (voice over IP) support, wireless capabilities, and native integration with leading UC solutions to ensure a UC environment that is interoperable enterprise-wide.

Last month, Polycom unveiled its most versatile addition to the conference phone portfolio, the Polycom® SoundStation Duo™, which eases the migration from analog to VoIP telephony by working in both environments and ensuring investment protection in the process.

Polycom’s voice quality is also a key reason why many customers choose Polycom video solutions. HD Voice is now a standard feature in all Polycom video solutions – and many customers rate the voice quality of Polycom video as far superior in terms of delivering a true lifelike experience. Polycom also recently introduced a new business media phone, the Polycom® VVX® 500, which combines HD Voice, advanced telephony and the capability to do one-touch video in a single desktop phone.

“Shipping our 4 millionth conference phone is about more than just hitting a huge milestone – it’s about leveraging Polycom’s long history of innovation in the market to continue to transform and improve the way people work,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice president and general manager of UC solutions and chief development officer, Polycom. “As Polycom expanded from voice products to a comprehensive UC and HD video solution set powered by the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform, customers time and again tell us their association with the Polycom brand is built on trust, quality and reliability, which all began with our conference phone. For millions of people the world over, the story is the same: they buy Polycom because our solutions work as advertised and they remove the barriers to distance communication to enable lifelike collaboration at enterprise scale.”

Projector – Hitachi CP – RX94 with HDMI €659.00 inc vat

Designed for teaching environments, Hitachi’s compact and light weight CP-RX94 portable education projector delivers a superb high contrast image. With simple user functionality teachers and students can set up their presentations in seconds.

  • Brightness:
    Eco Mode – 1700 ANSI Lumens
    Normal Mode – 2600 ANSI Lumens
  • Resolution: XGA
  • Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
  • Lamp life: 5000 hours (Eco Mode)*
  • Advanced security featuresCP-RX82
    Digital Input 1 x HDMI (HDCP Compliant)
    Audio Input 1 x Stereo Mini
    Audio Output 1 x Stereo Mini
    Computer Input 2 x 15-pin Mini D-sub (shared with Monitor Out)
    Monitor Output 1 x 15-pin Mini D-sub (shared with Computer In 2)
    Video Input 2 x Component D-sub (shared with analogue RGB)
    1 x RCA for composite
    1 x Mini-DIN for S-Video

Features at a glance

  • 3LCD3LCD – A sophisticated, innovative technology that utilises 3 chips to deliver vibrant, true-to-life and consistent images for the most demanding audiences.
  • Security featuresSecurity features – Advanced security features include Multi-Level PIN-Lock, Transition Detector, steel security bar, Kensington Lock and prominent security labels.
  • Blackboard/Whiteboard ModeBlackboard/Whiteboard Mode – Projecting onto coloured or shiny backgrounds can make images appear either dull or uncomfortably bright. This mode ensures optimal brightness whether the screen is black, green or shiny white.
  • Low TCOLow TCO – Significantly extended maintenance intervals resulting from long-life parts reduces the total cost of ownership.
  • Template FunctionTemplate Function – This unique Hitachi feature allows you to project different patterns of lines and grids onto a whiteboard, blackboard or flip chart, making writing and drawing easier.
  • Virtually Maintenance FreeVirtually Maintenance Free – Hitachi projectors are designed to be easy to use and require minimal maintenance. Long-life parts significantly extend the maintenance intervals, reducing cost and any inconvenience.
  • Daytime ModeDaytime Mode – It can be harder to see a projected picture when the sun is shining brightly. Projections are always vivid and colourful in a bright environment with Daytime Mode.
  • Input Source NamingInput Source Naming – Personalise devices and inputs to the projector – for example, re-name a device input to “Tom’s Laptop” for easy recognition.
  • My ButtonMy Button – Assign custom functions or common tasks to a programmable button on your remote control.
  • Audio Pass ThroughAudio Pass Through – When all you need is sound and not pictures, this convenient feature lets you hear the projector’s speakers whilst the rest is on stand-by – helping to preserve lamplife.
  • On Screen Display (OSD)On Screen Display (OSD) – The new menu is much easier to use. Navigating through the different options is easier, whilst settings are clearly named.

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Panasonic Develops New App for Wireless Panasonic Projectors

Presenters in a variety of environments, from educational institutions to corporate settings, always look for innovative technology tools to help them create an interactive information-sharing experience and set the stage for lively and productive discussions.

With this in mind, Panasonic Solutions Company introduced the ‘Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS’, an application designed to simplify image projection and image movement using wireless projectors. Now, speakers can project PDFs or JPEG images, downloaded onto an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch, to any Panasonic wireless compatible projector using a Wi-Fi Network or wireless LAN.

The ‘Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS’ application lets presenters enlarge or minimize the projected image as well as route the screen using the “pinch” operation. Additionally, it is easy to change projected images, as people can switch pictures using the flick or swipe functions available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The application is compatible with the PT-DZ570 Series projectors, PT-FW430 Series projectors, PT-FW300NTU, PT-F300NTU and PT-LB90NTU projectors, which are available for purchase through authorized Panasonic resellers.

The ‘Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS’ is free and is now available for download at the iTunes App Store.

To learn more about Panasonic’s family of projectors, which are ideal for a number of environments, including education, healthcare and corporate settings, please visit the global Panasonic projectors website.

Projector – Hitachi EDX24 €475.00 inc vat while stocks last *Sold Out*

Make the most of your lessons with the affordable ED-X24Z. Built with the exacting standards you’ve come to expect from Hitachi, this versatile projector can be used in a variety of settings, fitting perfectly into any classroom.

  • Brightness:
    Normal Mode – 1500 ANSI Lumens
    Bright Mode – 2200 ANSI Lumens
  • Resolution: XGA
  • Contrast ratio: 400:1
  • Lamp life: 6000 hours (Eco Mode)*
  • Advanced security features

Polycom Builds on Strategic Relationship with Microsoft

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), a global leader in unified communications (UC), today announced the Polycom® CX7000 Unified Collaboration System, the first room video telepresence solution custom-built for full integration with Microsoft Lync. The solution takes the Lync experience customers are familiar with on their desktops and recreates it in the conference room to provide a superior level of business collaboration and productivity for room telepresence. This is another step in the strategic alliance between Polycom and Microsoft Corp. to deliver enterprise-grade UC solutions.

The Polycom CX7000 solution (codenamed “Rally”) is specifically designed to integrate with Microsoft Lync. With especially tight integration between the Polycom and Microsoft solutions, customers get an intuitive interface, simplified UC experience, and more seamless telepresence. The solution offers all the Lync features customers want (presence, IM, online meetings, content collaboration) with Polycom’s industry-leading room video collaboration solutions in a single plug-and-play system. Polycom has raised the bar for UC with Lync through real-time, group document collaboration over video which no other standard-based system enables today.