Polycom Network Infrastructure

Many organisations utilise personal, room or immersive telepresence to improve productivity, reduce costs, and connect their workforce. The Polycom UC (Unified Communications) Intelligent Core enables you to confidently address growing demands for these services while delivering reliable, high quality user experiences throughout your organisation.

Polycom’s range of network infrastructure equipment includes RMX multipoint control units (MCU), Converged Management Application (CMA) and Video Border Proxy (VBP). Together they provide a powerful and versatile platform on which to run, manage and control a video network.

Polycom RMX Series Multipoint Control Units

Polycom RMX2000

The Polycom RMX Series range of MCU’s provide comprehensive video bridging solutions. On a small scale multipoint calling can actually be achieved within some endpoints with the acquisition of a multipoint license key, however this is usually restricted to  a maximum of 4 sites. Organisations requiring multipoint functionality on a larger scale need to consider a dedicated MCU and there is an RMX product to suit every application.

  • RMX4000 – (Enterprise) The RMX 4000 conference platform is a redundant and scalable multipoint solution, which maximizes productivity by extending unified collaboration to teams throughout the enterprise and beyond.
  • RMX1500 – (Mid Range) A simplified, flexible, midrange conferencing platform designed to extend the power of video, audio and content collaboration to the network edge, including branches, small offices, remote sites, and teleworkers.
  • RMX1000 – (Small to Medium) Resilient, on-demand multi-party communication for room and personal environments in enterprise branch offices and small to medium-sized organizations.

Polycom CMA

Polycom CMA4000

Polycom CMA allows you to centrally manage and deploy visual communication across your entire organisation from large conference rooms to individual desktops. It also hosts the powerful CMA desktop application, which provides easy adoption of personal telepresence for PC’s and laptops with intuitive IM style interfaces. This is popular for satellite offices, home workers and executive systems.

  • A single powerful application to manage telepresence, video conferencing, desktop PC all within the Polycom UC Intelligent Core
  • Deploy a consistent, high-quality video communications tool to your entire user base regardless of preferred operating system – Windows® or Mac OS® X
  • Integrate with existing corporate directory services to speed deployment and enable seamless contact/resource locating
  • Easily track usage of endpoint and MCU resources thru extensive call detail reporting to produce ROI calculations
  • World-view maps of MCU resources and network topology greatly increase usability for resource monitoring

Polycom VBP

Polycom VBP5300

The Polycom Video Border Proxy™ (VBP™) NAT/Firewall traversal solutions remove communication barriers and allow teams to collaborate more effectively over video. Supplanting or integrating with existing firewalls to provide a trusted route for remote users into room and personal telepresence and traditional video conferences, the Polycom VBP Series also optimizes video quality by prioritizing video traffic over data traffic and providing both shortest-path routing and traffic shaping.

The VBP range is extensive to suit a wide range of requirements. Our most popular model is the VBP 5300E, suitable for organisations of all sizes and is featured below:

  • Ideal for organizations with multiple locations, including home workers
  • A cost-effective approach that allows all members of the organization to call anyone
  • Polycom HDX® and Polycom VSX™ video conferencing endpoints and Polycom VBP NAT/firewall traversal devices are compliant with the ITU-T H.460 standard
  • Gain additional dialing scenarios with H.460 and Polycom VBP NAT/firewall traversal device
  • Ideal solution for enhancing inter-office connectivity or migrating from an ISDN to an IP-based network
  • Upgrade the Polycom VBP 5300-E from 10 Mbps to a 25 Mbps license using a software license key
  • Eliminates security risks posed by other traversal methods
  • Employs a stateful packet inspection firewall in combination with an application layer gateway
  • Routes video and voice traffic via the shortest path possible
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