Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade from Polycom HDX to RealPresence Group Series

Creation Date: 2016-08-03
Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade from Polycom HDX to RealPresence Group Series

As anticipated, Polycom has announced that the HDX Series will be going end of sale. As of 31st October 2016, the HDX range will no longer be available, and will be fully superseded by the RealPresence Group Series...

It was introduced into the market in 2005 and has been a very successful product that has enabled millions of HD video collaboration sessions across the world. In that time, Polycom has sold well over half a million HDX systems.

Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade from Polycom HDX to RealPresence Group Series

RealPresence Group Series includes countless feature enhancements over Polycom HDX which impact all aspects of your video conferencing experience. Below are the top 10 reasons customers are upgrading to the latest generation solutions.

#1: Native Integration with Skype for Business
Speaks Skype for Business “language”
Familiar workflow and user experience
Single click-to-dial from the home screen calendar
Receive and control Skype for Business content
See all Gallery View participants

#2: High Quality Interactive Content
Full 1080p HD for detailed clarity
Up to 60 fps for super realism – as good as being there
HDMI for video and audio with a single cable
Switch between different sources
Key applications: media & entertainment, creative design, architecture, health care, education

#3: Easy, Flexible Control
Integrated calendar with one-touch dialing
Simple and intuitive UI
Layout diagrams and camera preset thumbnails for easy customization
Simplified remote removes intimidation
Add RealPresence Touch for tap-and-swipe tabletop control

#4: Block Distracting Noises & Outside Voices
NoiseBlock automatically keeps distracting background sounds such as keyboard typing, paper rustling or barking dogs out of your meeting
Acoustic Fence blocks noises and voices from outside the fence so you can use video in open workspaces

#5 Automatic Camera Framing
EagleEye Director: Close-up views of the person speaking for high impact engagement. Unique “Direct Cut” mode only on
Group Series switches directly between people talking for a better experience during fast moving conversations.
EagleEye Producer: Automatically frames the camera to show all participants, changing as people come and go, so everyone is always seen with the best possible view.

#6: True ROI Measurement
Accurately track and measure utilization of your conference rooms
Count exactly how many users are participating in group video calls for improved utilization tracking and ROI measurement
EagleEye Producer does the counting, which is recorded in RealPresence Clariti

#7: Take Video Anywhere
Take high-quality video collaboration outside of traditional conference rooms - mobile carts, manufacturing floors, and open spaces
Small form factor is far more mobile than HDX
Utility Cart can be taken anywhere video is needed
Video Protect for criminal justice & kiosk applications

#8: Extend Video to Huddle Rooms
Lower cost and right-sized technology makes it ideal for smaller meeting rooms
Compact design keeps small rooms clutter-free
Group Convene offers a complete huddle room package that is easy to deploy
NoiseBlock and Acoustic Fence combat noise challenges unique to huddle spaces

#9: Lower Infrastructure Costs by Moving to SVC
Polycom SVC technology simplifies infrastructure and boosts scalability
Connect to SVC calls from Group Series with the same great quality you would expect from traditional AVC calls
Better experiences during multipoint calls as users can be spread across multiple displays, enabling everyone to be seen more clearly

#10: New Features and Investment Protection
Latest generation platform enables new features and applications
Hundreds of new features (and growing) that HDX is not capable of
New designs and form factors expand video into new use cases cost effectively
Much longer runway for software patches and bug fixes

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