New Capability Unites Enterprise-grade Room Experience with Cloud Service for the Best of Both Worlds
May 25, 2017, San Jose, CA – Zoom Video Communications and Polycom, Inc., leaders of high quality video conferencing experiences, today announced the Zoom Connector for Polycom®, a new solution that gives customers more choices in how they collaborate by combining the benefits of Zoom’s popular cloud-based video communications with Polycom’s powerful video experiences.
Zoom and Polycom customers can now experience the HD quality Zoom video meetings that everyone loves in rooms powered by Polycom’s award-winning video conferencing solutions, transforming any huddle room or conference space into a productive collaboration environment. All it takes is one click to join a Zoom meeting from a Polycom video solution.
“As leaders in video conferencing, Zoom and Polycom are coming together to make it easier for customers to collaborate in any environment,” said Eric S. Yuan, CEO and Founder of Zoom. “We are delighted to partner with Polycom and to provide a high-quality and easy experience for our mutual customers who want to power up their video experience. We’re proud of the resulting Zoom Connector for Polycom, and look forward to building this partnership further in the future.”
Key features and benefits of the Zoom Connector for Polycom include:
- Single tap to start or join the meeting from the Polycom touch screen (no complicated pairing codes)
- Works on the award-winning Polycom® RealPresence Debut™ and Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series room systems
- Calendar-based integrations with Outlook, Google Calendar, and iCal
- HD video and audio
- High-quality wireless screen sharing
- Native integration – no additional hardware or controller required
- Meet with internal and external participants on any device – mobile, desktop, and other conference room systems
“Strong partnerships and open standards have always been the foundation of the value we bring to our customers,” said Mary McDowell, CEO of Polycom. “For 26 years, Polycom has served as a leader in business communication, providing our customers with legendary audio and video quality. Our partnership with Zoom allows us to extend those capabilities to a greater customer base and ensures our mutual customers have a great, flexible video experience.”
“Through the establishment of this partnership, Polycom and Zoom are taking an important first step toward expanding the reach and driving greater adoption of their respective offerings,” said Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research. “This approach offers customers access to Zoom’s reliable and easy-to-use cloud video service, and Polycom’s field-proven and powerful group video solutions – all with an integrated scheduling and click-to-join workflow. We view this as a win for both Polycom and Zoom customers, and we expect to see even stronger integration between these platforms in the future.”
Zoom makes video and web conferencing frictionless. Founded in 2011, Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with a secure, easy platform for video and audio conferencing, messaging, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used in executive offices, classrooms, and board, conference, huddle, and training rooms around the world. Zoom helps over 600,000 businesses and organizations bring their teams together to get more done. Zoom is a private company headquartered in San Jose, CA. Visit zoom.us and follow @zoom_us.
About Polycom, Inc.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.
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