World VoIP NewsVoIP telephony manufacturer Polycom and Samsung delivers Android-based GALAXY Tab
VoIP telephony manufacturer Polycom and Samsung delivers Android-based GALAXY Tab
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. a World’s leader in digital convergence technologies, and Polycom, Inc. a leader in Unified Communications (UC) concept, announced about joint venture, in order to deliver UC solutions for mobile platforms. Under the provisional agreement, Polycom will create standards-based video applications to be embedded and distributed on the Android-based Samsung GALAXY Tab.
"Polycom's differentiated strategy is to deliver innovative UC solutions on partners' mobile platforms, as opposed to creating proprietary systems," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Polycom's general manager of UC Products and chief development officer. "Unlike other mobile video applications, we believe the Polycom application will drive a network effect for users and businesses by enabling the Samsung GALAXY Tab to connect with each other, as well as other standards-based telepresence and video conferencing systems and applications."
Polycom's particular technical attitude implements mobile (3G and 4G) access to UC applications for individuals and corporate customers alike. The Polycom solutions consists with feature-rich mobile applications integrated with standards- based and interoperable network solutions, and deliver technical option to customers to participate both in point-to-point and group communications while excellent HD quality and functionality are performed. Polycom's UC Intelligent Core infrastructure is best for placement in service provider networks to start up cloud-based UC delivery to individuals and businesses. A comprehensive solution products line, which fully suitable with mobile, enterprise-based room, and desktop systems, is in profound contrast to competitive single offerings with limited features and boosts Polycom's strategy of innovating in a standards-based interoperable framework.
"Video communications is a critical UC application within mobile platforms, and the combination of high-quality and open interoperability is critical to driving customer value," said Dr. Hosoo Lee, executive vice president and head of the Samsung Media Solution Center. "We are partnering with Polycom due to its unparalleled HD video and voice quality, to bring a best-in-class, standards-based video communications experience to a wide range of UC applications and devices, including the new Samsung Galaxy tablets and Samsung smartphones."
The mobile hardware and firmware market is growing fast, topped by tablets. Industry research firm IDC, projects tablet shipments will grow from 7.6 million units in 2010 to more than 46 million units in 2014, indicating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57.4 percent1. Annual smartphone shipments now exceed one billion units, which is greater than the entire PC installed base2.
Utilizing Polycom's leadership in video communications and UC solutions, the application for Samsung devices will deliver stable, high-resolution video experiences and network resiliency. It will combine a directory and conversation capability allowing Samsung mobile device users to easily find each other and connect. Polycom's H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) solution will be pivotal part of Polycom's innovative mobile video strategy.
"Today's announcement furthers Polycom's strategy to proliferate UC support to a multitude of devices -- enabling users to leverage UC applications regardless of their location and without compromising quality or functionality," said Ramakrishna. "The agreement with Samsung will be complemented by related Polycom initiatives to leverage our industry-leading UC technology and expertise to power mobile devices and cloud-based service platforms."
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