Polycom announces key UC partnerships

AUTHOR: Inavate

Polycom has unveiled plans to accelerate delivery of solutions for UC networks and help drive video communications market growth and innovation through new applications. To address the device, application and network requirements of mobile, SMB, and consumer networks, Polycom announced it is extending its enterprise UC product portfolio by developing standards-based H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology for current and future solutions and UC initiatives.

SVC will be made available at no cost to strategic partners that support open and interoperable communications standards through industry forums such as the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF).
Microsoft is among the first companies to announce its intention to adopt Polycom’s H.264 SVC technology, furthering the recently announced strategic relationship between the two companies to deliver and market integrated UC solutions.
In a further announcement, Polycom and Samsung revealed that Polycom will develop UC applications for the Android based Galaxy Tab mobile device.