Polycom’s conferencing app provides a real solution for video calls for business usage on tablets.
Polycom is a well known name in offices as they provide majority of conferencing related audio and video equipment. To cater for the emerging market of tablets they have launched their video conferencing app for Android tablets and iPad 2. This app runs on same Polycom RealPresence platform which is used in their dedicated video conference equipment. This will allow people in a conference room to have video conference with some executive on the move as well as discuss things in the field with the field team using tablets.
Polycom is also in talk with Skype and Apple to make their app compatible with Skype and Facetime. But their app already has an edge especially for business users. The video conference app can connect up to 16 users at a time. You can share documents on screen with them or display presentations etc using same technology. Moreover the app comes with a built-in VPN, which allows users to share data / send files from office to remote sites easily.
Polycom is offering the application in Apple’s App Store and Android Marketplace for free. It currently work on the iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and will eventually expand to other tablets.