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PolyCom and Zoom Partner During InfoComm 2017 to Debut Zoom Connector for Polycom

The partnership introduces new capabilities to unite the Polycom enterprise room experience with the Zoom cloud service using Zoom Connector for Polycom.

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PolyCom and Zoom Partner During InfoComm 2017 to Debut Zoom Connector for Polycom

Polycom is showing off the Zoom Connector for Polycom, a new solution that gives customers more choices in how they collaborate.

At InfoComm 17 in Orland, Polycom is showing off 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.

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Zoom and Polycom customers can now experience Zoom video meetings in rooms powered by Polycom’s video conferencing solutions. All it takes is one click to join a Zoom meeting from a Polycom video solution

Related: 3 Ways Polycom is Helping IT Expand Workplace Collaboration

Key features and benefits of the Zoom Connector include:

  • Single tap to start or join the meeting from the Polycom touch screen
  • Works on 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

TechDecisions spoke with Karthik Arumugam, VP of Strategy and Business Development for Polycom about why the company has partnered with Zoom and what the new Zoom Connector will bring to the market.

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TD: How did the two companies come to form a partnership for the Zoom Connector for Polycom?

KA: Polycom has always been known for open and interoperable solutions and we have a long history of partnerships that create value for customers.  Polycom’s strategy is to deliver solutions across a growing ecosystem of players to ensure that customers with any video infrastructure/service can attach Polycom endpoints for an enterprise-grade video experience.  Zoom has a lot of momentum and marketshare in the VaaS space, and many customers have asked for the Polycom experience in the room with the Zoom service.

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