Proton Media named finalist with a collaboration tool unifying the
virtual and real worlds
VQ Communications named runner up for a scheduling and call
VANCOUVER, Canada -- (Business Wire)
Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced the
winners of its first App Developer Contest, challenging individuals and
companies to submit solutions using Polycom® RealPresence® open
application programming interfaces (APIs) to extend the value of the
Polycom® RealPresence® Platform – the most comprehensive and
interoperable UC&C software infrastructure for universal video
collaboration. The winners were announced today during the company’s
annual sales and partner conference, TEAM Polycom 2013 in Vancouver,
held February 4-7, 2013.
X2O Media, winner of the Polycom App Developer Contest, displays content on a video kiosk and digital signage. (Photo: Business Wire)
Polycom named three winners of the contest who received cash prizes and
Media won the grand prize with an application that delivers live
and on-demand video content to digital signage devices, Polycom® VVX®
IP phones, and video kiosks. The application uses APIs for Polycom
video content management, video conferencing and IP phone systems to
provide a comprehensive multi-channel video delivery solution. For
example, a training session conducted via video conferencing can be
captured and streamed to a variety of devices, so training content can
be swiftly shared with more people.
Media was named finalist with an application that combines Polycom
video, Microsoft® Lync™ and Microsoft® SharePoint® in a persistent,
web-based immersive environment bringing face-to-face collaboration to
an interactive virtual world.
Communication was named runner up for the integration of their VQ
Ignite scheduling and call management application with the Polycom
video conferencing platform.
X2O Media of Canada, Proton Media from the United States, and VQ
Communications from the United Kingdom reflect the global nature of
unified communications and video collaboration. Other registered
contestants came from Australia, France, Hong Kong, India, Romania,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. Their applications serve a wide variety
of use cases including user interface integrations, vertical application
extensions, and a programming language layer added to the Polycom®
RealPresence® Media Management solution for content creation and
“The creativity we saw in the submissions was astounding,” said Sudhakar
Ramakrishna, President of Products and Services, Polycom. “It was a
tough decision narrowing it down to our three winners. We had
applications that organize video conferences on mobile devices such as
iPads and others that create complete virtual collaboration environments
featuring Polycom video. Ultimately, it came down to X2O Media and their
comprehensive application for multi-channel video delivery, a solution
that is requested by many of our customers. We’re so pleased with the
response to the contest; it’s a real validation of the Polycom
RealPresence Platform software infrastructure and the power of video
The contest, which ran from December 2012 through January 2013, was open
to Polycom partners as well as third party companies and individuals. A
panel of judges determined the winners based on five criteria:
commercial applicability, user experience, productivity, third-party
application integration, and innovation.
About the Polycom RealPresence Platform software infrastructure and
Polycom RealPresence Platform software infrastructure provides robust
provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and
security. In October of 2012, Polycom announced enhancements to the
RealPresence Platform, including 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 to protect customer investments—all available
through a software update. Additionally, the RealPresence Platform
software offers multi-tenant capabilities so customers can use a single
physical Polycom® RealPresence® Resource Manager solution to support
multiple video deployments, optimizing resource investments and reducing
In July 2012, Polycom announced a
rich new suite of open APIs that facilitate the development of
custom applications and extend the value of the RealPresence Platform.
Polycom is providing independent software vendors (ISVs), systems
integrators, service providers and customers with open APIs and software
development kits (SDKs) to test, create, and ultimately deliver new
software applications and solutions that integrate with the RealPresence
Platform software and provide added value to video collaboration
environments. Aimed at making video collaboration easier to integrate
into everyday business processes, the APIs allow developers to tailor
applications to seamlessly integrate with Polycom RealPresence video
solutions such as provisioning, scheduling, conference management,
billing, and resource reporting. ISVs and enterprise customers can
obtain the APIs and SDKs and participate in a developer forum at developer.polycom.com.
Organizations seeking formal testing and validation of their
applications and integrations and engagement in go-to-market promotional
activities with Polycom can do so by joining the Polycom Technology
Partner Program. To learn more, visit www.polycom.com/partners/become-a-partner/technology-partners.html.
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video
collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world.
Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence®
Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that
interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile
and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com
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