Polycom drives interoperability with global consortium

Polycom is spearheading a global consortium designed to bolster videoconferencing interoperability. The Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) aims to establish a global standards-based, multi-vendor, multi-network visual communication exchange.

OVCC members plan to support the full spectrum of video systems from immersive telepresence and room-based systems, high definition and standard definition, followed by desktop clients and mobile devices.

The OVCC organisation is sponsored by Polycom and includes Airtel, AT&T, BCS Global, BT Conferencing, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Global Crossing, Glowpoint, iFormata Communications, Masergy, Orange Business Services, PCCW Global, Telefonica, Telstra and Verizon

OVCC will open to new members towards the end of this year and the organisation expects initial OVCC capabilities to launch around the middle of 2012.