Because of Polycom's support for open standards and interoperability, the service not only works on Polycom solutions but with a wide variety of video equipment and devices using TIP, SIP, SVC or H.323 protocols (including devices from vendors such as Lifesize, Tandberg, Cisco, and more). The service supports multi-purpose room-based systems (such as the Polycom HDX series or Polycom Group series), video desk phones (including the Polycom VVX 1500 business media phone), soft clients used on laptops and desktops (such as the Polycom RealPresence Desktop 2.0 software), and Mobile Solutions on smartphones and tablets (including the Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.0 software, available as a free download for iOS and Android devices).
SimpleSignal also offers free point-to-point video calling to all of its hosted PBX customers. Users can make and receive secure video calls and video voicemails from their supported video desk phones or mobile devices.
The RealPresence Platform software infrastructure provides carrier-grade reliability, security and industry-leading scalability and interoperates with the broadest range of communications applications. The RealPresence Platform software was recently enhanced to include the industry's first open standards-based SVC (Scalable Video Coding), with 3X HD multipoint video call capacity for greater scalability, dramatically lower TCO, superior performance, and backwards- and forwards-compatibility.
SimpleSignal's VaaS offering rounds out a comprehensive suite of cloud hosted unified communications services that has exclusively featured Polycom IP phone equipment (the Polycom SoundPoint IP series of phones) since SimpleSignal's launch in 2004. Services include enterprise-grade hosted PBX with "one number" mobility and integration with a wide range of CRM solutions, Internet services, SIP trunks, HD audio conferencing, desktop collaboration, call recording, SMS texting, voicemail to text, fax to email, backup and storage, plus a growing number of voice apps and tools that make communications more efficient.
SimpleSignal's VaaS solutions are available to customers today. For more information, please visithttp://www.simplesignal.com/video_conferencing.php. For more information on the Polycom RealPresence Platform software, please visit www.polycom.com/products/uc_infrastructure/realpresence_platform/.