Polycom has announced the launch of a new application designed for tablets that will work with the iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, application which will allow high-quality conferencing between tablets. Called “RealPresense Mobile”, the app will be free to download from each tablet’s relevant stores and can run point-to-point conversations between two devices on standard network connections. Business customers who are already familiar with Polycom products can register their applications with Polycom Registry and thus be able to access additional features, like multi-point conferencing, content sharing and access to call directories.
The app supports VPN clients so it can be used over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G networks alike. According to the marketing director at Polycom, Daniel Weisbeck, there’s a need for such an application due to the increased growth of tablet use in enterprises. "The key differentiator for this application is based on the development relationship we have with the vendors so we are able to use our loss packet recovery technology to provide a high-level of call quality," Weisbeck said. Polycom is not at their first venture into tablet applications, as they have previously developed one for Galaxy Tab 7”, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress back in February, and which, according to Weisbeck, was “hugely popular”. "We were really over-subscribed with demand for the Galaxy Tab 7" product and based on user feedback and development have been working to develop the application to make it as easy to use as possible," he said.
By Radu Tyrsina